About Me: The Pen & Pencil Pusher
Essentially, 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) and in 2012, I began sharing my goods as Hello Yellow Canary. Thanks to the incredible independent shops I work with and to the many market-goers I meet, I’ve been fortunate enough to transition into being a full-time artist for the past four years.
About My Work & The Papers I Peddle
Perhaps not fit for this digital age (read: set in my ways), I still draw and paint everything by hand 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 most of all, I hope you'll find them comforting and calming to keep in your home.
Designing greeting cards, buttons, and stickers is my outlet for pun-play and general word-wizardry. Embedded within these lines is a deep seated need to share love, positivity and a dash of sweet humour- so it's where the stranger, sillier, softer parts of my brain are unleashed. These items are all specifically made 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 and Vancouver, British Columbia using environmentally conscious materials however possible.