Phil illustrates Me and You and the Red Canoe

We couldn't wait to share this recent project! Renowned i2i Art illustrator Phil recently collaborated with Groundwood Books art director Michael Solomon and award-winning author Jean E. Pendziwol on a children's book that has been quick to win critical acclaim for both words and pictures.  Phil's acrylic on wood artwork is just that, art.  Rustic and vintage in style, the imagery was a perfect match for Jean's poetic writing.

A rare children's book that can be appreciated by both parent and child. The story centers around a pair of siblings who slip out of their tent, early in the morning to catch their breakfast and experience the Canadian wilderness. Meant to be read out loud, the words and pictures will transport you and all your senses to Northern Ontario to share in its beauty and the beauty of a sibling relationship before it is complicated by adulthood.  

A big thank you to Groundwood Books, Michael Soloman and Jean E. Pendziwol.

Order your very own copy at Groundwood Books. You won’t regret it! Enter i2i for a special discount.

Preliminary layout

Preliminary layout

Phil's outdoor studio

Phil's outdoor studio

View more of Phil's work here.  Represented by i2i Art Inc.