Tim Zeltner for Harlequin

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.

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I love the way Sean has used parts of the illustration for the spine and back cover.

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To see more of Tim Zeltner's delightful illustrations take a look at this portfolio.

Jillian Ditner for Reader's Digest

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 RockReader'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.  

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Phil: Wild Turkeys for Country Gardens

  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.

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Happy Halloween!

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!

To see more of Tim's magical illustrations, check out his portfolio here!

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Digging Clare Owen, self-confessed cat lover and fabulous illustrator

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! Clare_Owen_Email_Image_for_Blog_100314

Katy Dockrill: Map Out Your Best Summer Ever

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.

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'Rivers Not Roads''Take Up Birdwatching'

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Summertime Biking'What Bears Do in the Woods'.  Ever wondered?

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To check out the magazine online visit the New Trail site here.

Tim Zeltner for the Riverdale Farm

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'

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Below is one of the large archival quality prints Tim donated being auctioned off at the event!

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There was a terrific crowd and the fundraising was a big success!

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An awfully cute wooly resident of the farm, not too bothered by the crowd that night nibbles on some fresh local produce.

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The fabulous Lemon Bucket Orkestra:  A big hit!

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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!

More information here:  Riverdale Farm's Facebook page | Riverdale Farm (City of Toronto Web site)

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!

Janice Kun for Hewlett Packard

  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.

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Mark Hoffman for D Magazine

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.

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Tim Zeltner for Brewer's Association

  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.

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Tim Zeltner for Yankee Magazine

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!

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Doug Martin for Sunriver Resort

  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?

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