Art director, Sean Kapitain with Harlequin, has a keen eye for quality illustration and knows how to choose the perfect style to capture just the right mood for the novel. The backdrop for The Lost Artist is a 19th Century New England farmhouse with a nasty storm brewing. Who better to illustrate a moody landscape than Tim Zeltner? Tim painstakingly builds the atmostphere of a painting with his unique combination of layering on wood with: paint, glazes and stains. Sean Kapitain had this to say about Tim Zeltner's art, "We actually heard back from the author about this cover which is rare! She loved the package and thought Tim's art was absolutely spot on. Great work, Tim!". Thank you Sean for the wonderful feedback.
Jillian Ditner illustrated the Editors' Choice feature entitled, Beasts of the East, about a veterinarian's adventures in Newfoundland. The feature is based on Andrew Peacock's book, Creatures of the Rock. Reader's Digest art director Annelise Dekker, always such a delight to work with, designed the spread to accommodate Jilllian's simple floating images throughout. Goodreads describes Andrew's book as "...a funny, thrilling, unflinching but ultimately heartwarming narrative about the connections between people and animals". Jillian, a lover of living creatures and nature, brings a gentle touch to the illustrations throughout. To see more of Jillian Ditner's art, visit her updated i2i Art portfolio.
The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. In fact, did you know Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States?
Working with art director Nick Crow, Phil created this beautifully evocative illustration--in his trademark wistful style, for an article in the Fall 2014 issue of Country Gardens magazine called Bird's-Eye Views. Visit phil's entire portfolio of hand painted illustrations on wood here.
Tim Zeltner has created this beautifully atmospheric illustration that transports one right into the scene in his trademark style. The characters are both primitively whimsical and yet the story is so real! This image always brings a smile to my face.
Here's hoping your Halloween is sufficiently scary + abundant with treats!
Recently we shared some of Clare Owen's new work and the response was fantastic! We didn't want anyone to miss out on her sublime illustrations. Check out Clare Owen's portfolio and get inspired to commission an illustration by this fabulous illustrator!
Winner of the CASEVIII Grand Gold Award and Alberta Magazines Silver Award for Illustration Katy Dockrill created the cover and interior illustrations for the Spring 2014 Feature: Map Out Your Best Summer Ever, for the University of Alberta's Alumni Magazine, New Trail. Katy's playful style and summery palette is the perfect touch to inspire summer fun! When I asked art director Marcey Andrews what the response to the issue was, she said, "It’s been fantastic, truly. We even received a very complimentary email from another illustrator we’ve worked with, Raymond Biesinger (who is a UofA alumni). When he received his issue of the magazine, he sent us a very nice message, saying, ‘killer cover’." Thank you for the 'killer' compliment Raymond! To see more of Katy's whimsical illustrations visit her portfolio.
Opener for Map Out Your Best Summer Ever
'Rivers Not Roads''Take Up Birdwatching'
Summertime Biking'What Bears Do in the Woods'. Ever wondered?
To check out the magazine online visit the New Trail site here.
When the Riverdale Farm's Stewardship Group first approached i2i art to commission a whimsical yet functional map of the Riverdale Farm, Tim Zeltner was chosen for his rich hand painted folk art style (actually painted on wood), and the journey to discover and depict the Farm in all it's wonder began! Below you will see Tim really captures this gem in the heart of downtown Toronto. The map illustration will be used on marketing materials and a give-away map for visitors. To see more of Tim Zeltner's magical paintings visit his updated portfolio here.
Recently I attended the wonderfully successful Riverdale Farm Aid 2014 benefit, which thanks to all the enthusiastic support and dedication of it's volunteers and the community, raised the grand sum of $24,000! At the event, the map (commissioned by the RFSG) and created by Tim Zeltner was unveiled. and large archival prints were auctioned off to benefit the farm.
Tim Zeltner donated the original painting below to The Farm where it will be housed in the main 'Residence'
Below is one of the large archival quality prints Tim donated being auctioned off at the event!
There was a terrific crowd and the fundraising was a big success!
An awfully cute wooly resident of the farm, not too bothered by the crowd that night nibbles on some fresh local produce.
The fabulous Lemon Bucket Orkestra: A big hit!
Tour the Farm, visit the animals and chat with the farmer during daily chores. It's a delightful way to spend a day in the 'country' without leaving the city!
Congratulations to the Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group and thank you for caring so much and working so hard to preserve this very important part of the city of Toronto!
These images are a sample of the art created by Janice Kun that comprised the 'Card of Good Intentions' for HP. With audio design by Randy Knott, Janice's award winning art was animated to count the days of Good Intentions for HP throughout the month of December. An ode to the holiday season! To see more of Janice's ethereal art take a peek at her updated portfolio here.
For an article in D Magazine about "growing up in a town that is no longer there", Mark Hoffman created this conceptual illustration depicting the houses as haunting shells with a foreboding sky that further sets the mood for West, Texas, as a Ghost Town. Mark's primitive art style has a dream-like quality perfect for the way the story is told through childhood memories. To see more of Mark's evocative conceptual art, visit his updated portfolio here.
Ghost Town by Mark Hoffmann
Working with Allison Seymour, art director for the American Homebrewer's Association Tim Zeltner created this cover at for the March/April issue of Zymurgy Magazine, featuring the concept of home brewing with locally sourced ingredients. Tim's trademark rural landscape painting with the surrealistic addition of a pint of home brewed beer, create a dreamy utopia for any beer lover.
Tim Zeltner illustrated this fantasy winter wonderland for a travel feature, The Town of Our Dreams, art directed by Yankee's Lori Pedrick. From snow covered rolling hills, quaint homes, picture-perfect shops to horse drawn sleigh rides, Tim created this fictitious place called NewEnglandville--the town of New England's dreams!
Working with Erin Martin, marketing manager at Sunriver Resort, Doug Martin continued (for the 7th consecutive year) illustrating the 2012 Traditions Guide. The guide outlines over 100 activities families can take part in at the Resort over the holiday season. We think the retro twist to the design emphasizes a return to good old fashioned family fun! Wish you were here?
Janice Kun collaborated with Karen Smith to showcase the history of mail delivery in Canada. In her usual collage style, Janice combined hand drawn and painted elements with her usual sensitivity to demonstrate the use of the dog sled and Ponchon -- two key historical methods of mail delivery in Canada. Visit Canada Post for more information.
Doug Martin continues to provide beautiful and detail rich paintings for the covers of the Seaside Knitters Series, written by national bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum. You can see the other four books in the series - all illustrated by Doug Martin- at Sally's site and browse knitting patterns and recipes as well.
This year's Earth Day Canada Poster art was created by Tim Zeltner, with art direction from Brad Pearson and Keith Treffry. The theme of this year's program is environmental action at the grassroots level through the four seasons, from coast to coast. A big challenge to illustrate in one poster! I think it's sure to become another sought after "classic" Zeltner landscape.
Margaret Lee created these beautiful images for an article on "armchair escapes" appearing in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Midwest Living. The feature allows the reader to travel with the authors of seven stories to different events and places like skipping stones across a lake or a drive in a convertible along Lakeshore Drive in Chicago.
Doug Martin has been creating the covers for the "Seaside Knitters Mystery Series" by Sally Goldenbaum, published by Penguin. Sally Goldenbaum recently passed on a compliment she received from reader Suzanne Barton, "...I've already bought Moon Spinners and can't wait to start it. Please pass my sincere compliments on to the cover artist. Cover art is definitely something that draws me to a book and, frankly, keeps me from purchasing an e-reader. I saw the other cover on your blog, and love that one too." Thanks Sally and Suzanne! Keep writing and reading, I'm sure Doug is up for another project. Keep your eyes open for the next in the series, due out in November: A Holiday Yarn .