About Me: The Pen & Pencil Pusher
Island love and an overall celebration of the Pacific Northwest lay deep in the heart of everything I create. My childhood was spent in the Cowichan Valley where, after ten years in bustling Victoria, I’m happy to be back and living in a tiny tin-roofed cottage by the Salish Sea... which moonlights as my studio.
Drawing has always been my main source of entertainment (read: sanity).
I began sharing my goods as Hello Yellow Canary ten years ago. Thanks to the incredible independent shops I work with and the many market-goers I meet, I’ve been able to transition into being a full-time artist since 2018.
About My Work & The Papers I Peddle
Perhaps not fit for this digital age (read: set in my ways), I still draw and paint traditionally, using fine pens and gouache. While meanings and metaphors may sometimes be incorporated into my illustrations, I hope you'll connect to and enjoy them for your own reasons, and I hope you'll find them comforting and calming to keep in your home.
Designing greeting cards, buttons, and stickers is my outlet for silliness and general word-wizardry. These items are specially crafted to help share smiles with your favourite people, and they have a focus on encouraging mental wellness and support.
All Hello Yellow Canary products have been lovingly locally made
in Victoria & Vancouver, British Columbia using
environmentally conscious materials however possible.