Seeing the Forest for the Trees. A black and white pen and ink illustration of an old growth forest scene on Vancouver Island. Northern spotted owl, pileated woodpecker, squirrel, douglas fir, sitka spruce, maple tree, lichen on branches. By Hello Yellow Canary




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 three 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.

Hello Yellow Canary's studio workspace. A desk facing the Salish Sea on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada
yellow banana slug vinyl sticker that says slow down
Danielle Brufatto, owner of Hello Yellow Canary walking through fern filled, mossy woods in Ladysmith, BC on Vancouver Island.

"Inspired by
the wings, trees,
fins and seas
of beautiful
West Coast BC"

Seaweeds of Cascadia gouache painting art print by Hello Yellow Canary. Bull Kelp, Rockweed, Giant Perennial, Winged Kelp, Fringed Sieve Kelp, Sugar Kelp, Delicate Sea Brush, Farlow's seaweed, sea lettuce all hand-painted on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
© Hello Yellow Canary

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Hello Yellow Canary is located in lovely Ladysmith, BC and
can be found on the shelves of these awesome local shops: