Adirondack Icons by Phil

When I first spoke with art director Kelly Hofschneider at Adirondack Life Magazine she told me Phil's work has been pinned up at her desk for years. That's when you know it's a perfect match. Phil's nostalgic style captures the spirit of the beautiful Adirondack region. Described as rustic, naive and iconic Phil's illustration tells the story of the area through its landscape, animals and people.

Betsy Everitt - Art For HUEmanity

Art For HUEmanity is a an art installation and fundraiser for Project Color Corps and it's goal is to transform communities through paint and pattern. Project Color Corps believes in the power of color and sees it as a change agent, infusing a sense of well-being and energy into urban neighborhoods nationwide.

Participating artists were asked to choose a hue and then create 10" x 10" image with a dominate hue. The donated artwork was displayed at Fused Space gallery in San Francisco.

Betsy Everitt was excited to be a part of this important event and chose the color orange for her piece. 

"My intent was to express a range of color within that hue. As I am currently pushing my style in a new direction, I wanted to play with line quality and markings, while still using my beloved gouache to give vibrancy and shape to tell my 'orange' story."

The result is richly textured, whimsical and ornamental.

'Orange Mix' by Betsy Everitt

'Orange Mix' by Betsy Everitt

And the beauty of this piece is wholly realized alongside all the other fabulous contributions in this color revolution. 

Art for Huemanity
Art for Huemanity

Our debut at Surtex 2013

Here we are ready for day one! 

Featuring prints and patterns from participating artists:  Sarah Beetson, Alanna Cavanagh, Harvey Chan, Katy Dockrill, Betsy Everitt, phil, Mark Hoffmann, Monika Melnychuk, Ian Phillips, Thom Sevalrud, Tracy Walker and Tim Zeltner.

From left:  Ian Phillips, me (Shelley Brown), Tracy Walker, Betsy Everitt and Alanna Cavanagh.

Our pillow and plate presentation drew a LOT of oohh's & aahh's!  Thank you Ian Phillips, for doing such a fabulous job of designing our booth!

Ian holds up two of our custom pillows seated below our fabulous plates!  We held a draw for the pillows and plates following the show.

Tina Roth Eisenberg aka Swiss miss checking out our artists' work for some Tattlys!

Me (Shelley Brown) with Arren Williams, Creative Director at the Hudson's Bay Company.  

Print and Pattern features Tracy Walker!

  With SURTEX about a week away, we are delighted to share the post Print and Pattern (ultra popular surface design blog) featured on Tracy Walker.  If you would like to meet Tracy and see more of her work please visit us at booth #340 at the Javits Center in NYC from May 19-21.  We'd love to show you more of her work in person!

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Tracy Walker: Holiday Sale at NOOK!

  Don't miss the annual Holiday Sale at Nook in Kensington Market, Toronto, this weekend--Saturday Dec 8th 1-8pm, and Sunday Dec 9th, 12-6pm.  Tracy Walker and a handful of other top Toronto illustrators will sell their original art and crafts at NOOK in Kensington Market.  Last year I did most of my Christmas shopping there and family and friends were delighted with their 'one-ish-of-a-kind' gifts!  Tracy will have some lovely new tea towels, greeting cards, buttons, prints and shadowboxes for sale (for a sneak peep see samples below).

Prints of this stunning new image will be available.

These are two of Tracy's latest surface designs--featured on beautiful linen tea towels.