Category Archives: Art & Illustration

Crime on Canvas Exhibition Opens Tonight

I’m so excited to share my newest oil painting with you lovelies! This is “Weaver” and she’s a 10×12″ oil on wood panel painting I made for the Crime on Canvas exhibition, hosted by M Modern Gallery at the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas! The show opens tonight, Sept 22 at the Western Hotel in downtown Las Vegas from 4-6pm. If you’re in the area, you should check it out in person! You can contact the gallery here for original artwork purchase inquiries about adding Weaver to your collection.

Visiting Salt Lake Comic Con Sept 21-23

Get ready, Salt Lake City! I’m so excited to be visiting as a featured guest artist at this year’s Salt Lake City Comic Con Sept 21-23! You can find me in the exhibition hall across from the Artist Alley, where I’ll have lots of prints, tote bags, books, apparel, one-of-a-kind plates, original art and more!

The show hours are

Thurs Sept 21- 1pm – 9 pm

Fri Sept 22- 10am – 8pm

Sat Sept 23- 9:30am-7pm

 

One-Of-A-Kind Plates

I’ve got lovely plates for you lovelies at Salt Lake Comic Con! Here’s a look at just a few of the one-of-a-kind vintage printed plates I’m bringing to booth 523. Each one is completely unique, and once it finds it’s new home, it can’t be remade, so come visit me early to pick your favorites!

New Original Artwork

I’m making new original graphite drawings to share with visitors to my booth523 at SLCC! And if you can’t make it to the convention to check out my new drawings in person, you can find lots of my drawings through my new Patreon page here. I made a tier so that starting from $2 you can get collections every month of to see drawings I make for conventions, but don’t get to post on social media! You can check it out here.

Totes & Apparel

I’m bringing one-of tote bag colorways, small production run apparel, and other wonderful treats to SLCC booth 523! A lot of these goodies are one-of-a-kind or only have 1-2 pieces available, so come visit me early to scope them out!

Books

I’m excited to share copies of my graphic novel Tanpopo with Salt Lake City Comic Con fans! I’ll sign your book, and you can ask about a sketch in your copy at my booth 523!

 

I’m also bringing copies of my newest artbook Femina & Fauna, and my Pop Manga Coloring Book. You can pick yours up at booth523!

Prints

Prints are coming to my SLCC booth 523! I’ve got lots of new and favorite print images in 8×10 and 11×14″ sizes. If you want them signed, I’ll do that too, no extra charge!

 

Heart’s Blood Group Exhibition at Haven Gallery Opens Tonight

 

I’m excited to reveal a new painting for Haven Gallery and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s “Heart’s Blood” group exhibition! This show is curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and pays tribute to the Oscar Wilde story, Heart’s Blood. My painting, “Heart’s Desire”, is an 8×10 oil on wood panel painting. If you’re in the Northport NY area, you can see the painting in person at opening reception tonight from 6-8PM EST!

If you’re not able to make it to the exhibition, fear not! You can inquire the original artwork by emailing info@havenartgallery.com or find a print of it on my custom print shop here.

Join My Adventure Club on Patreon

I’m super excited to share a new project I’ve been working on for you lovelies! I’ve launched my band new Patreon page! Patreon is a place where I can connect more with my supporters and share more new art, behind-the-scenes looks at my process, and even what’s most important to me like Loki and my secret hobby (oh yeah, did I mention I secretly write fanfictions about Walking Dead and vampires??). It’ll be like joining my Adventure Club to share in my creative process!

One of the things I’m most looking forward to (and terrified of!) is sharing my fanfiction writing. But after I started mentioning it’s my hobby when I’m at conventions, or have visitors in my studio, everyone’s so excited and supportive to hear about it! So I’m taking the plunge and going to put it out there! Now you can subscribe for chapters of my Walking Dead fanfiction I titled “Loss And Gain”. I’ll add new chapters every month! This story is about WHAT IF Beth had survived being shot. What would happen to her and the group if she met up with them again? What if Beth and Daryl could finish their conversation in the kitchen? And what happens when they face off against Skin Walkers, a serial killer, and a herd of walkers!

I also have a lot of ideas for behind-the-scenes process content to offer only through Patreon. Finally I can do things like offer one-on-one portfolio reviews, share more videos, time-lapses, photos from my studio, and art that I make that doesn’t get posted on social media.

Patreon’s also a great way to get your own commissioned artwork! Every month I’ll be taking a small number of drawing and fuzzy bee painting commissions. You can sign up here!

There are loads of cool goodies and giveaways I have planned too. I’ve got to stop myself from giving everything away though, so you can come see what’s new here! I’m so thankful for your support for my art. Honestly, I can’t do what I do without your support, and by making contributions to me and my artwork you support a lot of small businesses and independent creatives I work and collaborate with too. It’s a big, wide, wonderful and amazing chain of being able to create and share all the rainbows and manga art in my heart with the world. And I thank you so much! So come check me out on Patreon!

Labor Day Weekend On Etsy Starts Tonight

I’ve got goodies coming to The Camilla Store on Etsy tonight at 5pm PST! I’m releasing a handful of my hand-embellished Ophelia SDCC Exclusive release limited edition fine art prints, new signed prints and sketched-in artbooks, handmade necklaces, and a selection of prints are even 10% off! So order your prints on sale until September 4th, or while they’re still in-stock, and beautify your collection!

While I was in Palm Springs I did some sketches in some Rainbow Children and Femina & Fauna artbooks for some lucky collectors this weekend on Etsy! Rainbow Children is sold out from the publisher Dark Horse Comics, so it’s going to get harder to find in stores. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can get a sketched-in copy starting tonight at 5PM PST here.

Signed prints are going live on The Camilla Store on Etsy at 5pm PST! You can collect prints like my new painting image inspired by Dorian Gray here!

Select Prints on Sale

A selection of prints are 10% off for Labor Day weekend on The Camilla Store on Etsy starting tonight at 5PM PST!

Visit Me At Long Beach Comic Con Sept 2-3

I’m headed to sunny and beautiful Long Beach for Comic Con this Labor Day weekend! Find me at booth 1124 where I’ll have prints, artbooks, apparel, beach towels, stickers and pins and more!

The show runs

September 2: 9:30am-7pm

September 3: 10am-5pm

I’ll even be live painting on Saturday in “The Final Frontier” Room 103C, how fitting! So come see me there for some Q&A where you can ask me about my painting as I demonstrate techniques from my book Pop Painting.

 

Get ready Long Beach, because I’m bringing a Comic Con exclusive print to my booth 1124!  “I Can’t Swim” releases for the first and only time as an 11×14″ print, and I’ll have a limited run of them at my booth. Come pick one up, and I’ll sign it for you too! I’ll have lots of other fun prints like “Marlena”, “Foxy Lady”, “I’m Melting”,  “Peach Pie” and more!

I’m bringing books to Long Beach Comic Con too! If you haven’t picked up a copy of my new 2nd edition release of Femina & Fauna, you can get one at my booth 1124. I’ll even sign it for you!

I’ll also have copies of Pop Manga Coloring Book at Long Beach Comic Con booth 1124, so come collect yours and I’ll sign it too!

Get ready for Hard Enamel pins, because Rainbuns and Tuttleina are coming to Long Beach Comic Con to help you up your pin game! These beauties are made of polished hard enamel, with rosegold metal for Tuttleina and gold metal finish for Rainbuns. The locking clutch backings will keep them secured to your favorite cardigan, hat, or wherever else your pins live! Come collect yours from booth 1124!

I’ll have stickers and postcards at Long Beach Comic Con booth 1124! Great for gifts or for a gift to yourself. Take a look at some of the designs you’ll be able to score from my booth!

I’ll be bringing a selection of microfiber cleaning cloths to Long Beach, like these ones featuring my painting image “Dandylion”! They’re great for your glasses, phone, tablet, and they’re machine washable too!

 

 

It’s Almost Caturday! New Release Aug 19

I have a special surprise for you! After CatCon last weekend, I thought to share the cute kitty goodness and add Caturday to the calendar for a special release! On August 19th at 7pm PST, I’m releasing a bunch of Cat themed goodies including original artwork, signed prints, hand-made goodies like a cat jacket and pillows, and more on Etsy Here.

Isn’t this jacket just dashing on Marlow kitty here? It’s hand-made and one of only a very few pieces created right here in the Vancouver Canada area. And now it’s coming to Etsy! But there’s only 1, so if your kitty needs some wearable art, snap it up right at release time at 7pm PST on Etsy Here.

Pillows!!! Look at these amazing Handicat shaped pillows! A very limited quantity are coming to Etsy for Caturday on August 19 at 7pm PST. Each one is hand-made in Vancouver Canada, so you know they’re made with extra love, and you’ll love having one to squish!

I’m releasing hand-signed prints for Caturday! There will be lots of lovely kitty themed images, so you can pick your favorites when they release Aug 19 at 7pm PST here.

How’s your pin game? It’s going to be even stronger with these lovely Handicat hard enamel pins! Some are coming to Etsy here on Aug 19 at 7PM PST. More Hard Enamel pins are joining in the fun for release day too! Now you’ll be able to get Rainbuns and Tuttleina hard enamel pins. And a very few of my SDCC Exclusive release “Girl Interrupted” pins are going on Etsy at 7pm PST on Aug 19. Once this edition sells out this colorway won’t be made again, so don’t sleep on it!

Good news art fans! My newest artbook Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition is coming to Etsy in time for Caturday August 19th at 7pm PST! This is a new and updated edition of my sold out artbook Femina & Fauna. I added lots of new artwork, a new forward by Simone Legno creator of tokidoki, and a new chapter showing how I made my Aria painting!

Say hello to these Handicat clutch purses! Each one is double-sided and machine washable (just unclip the strap and it’s good to wash!) and totally awesome. I use them for pencil cases or travel pouches too!

I’ve got more exciting plans for Caturday too, so check Etsy here at 7PM PST for more original graphite drawings like these. Each one is one-of-a-kind, and original artworks usually find new homes quickly, so check as close to 7PM as you can and good luck!

Now you’ll be able to get Hello My Neighbor stickers on Etsy here starting Aug 19 at 7PM PST! These 4″ stickers are super for putting on your laptop case, sketchbook, and they’re even weatherproof and can go on your car!

Some goodies are coming back into stock on Etsy during my Caturday release too! If you missed out on Lemon Drop signed 8×10 prints, coasters, Bumblebee sticker sheets or lovemelon stickers then you’ll have another chance on Aug 19 at 7pm PST!

Coming to CatCon Aug 12-13

I’m going to a fun new convention in Pasadena! Cat Con is a cat themed convention at the Pasadena convention center, August 12-13. I’ll be set up at exhibitor booth#707 with prints, apparel, books, new kitty-themed goodies and more.

Everything I bring to Cat Con booth 707 will be a delight for all you cat lovers out there! Here’s a look at some of the prints I’ll have with me.

I’m also making some brand new prints I’ll be offering for the first time! Come find me at booth 707 for prints like “Neko-Chan” and “Dandylion”!

I’ll also have new hand-made goodies like these Handicat catnip-stuffed cat toys and 13″ pillows! Each one is printed, cut, sewn and stuffed by hand in Canada. They’re so cute!

“Dandylion” is also debuting as a glasses cleaning cloth at CatCon booth 707! They can be used on your cellphone or tablet, or other screens, and the best part is they’re handmade locally in Vancouver and machine washable. So just pop it in the wash to clean it and you’re good to go!

And just take a look at these amazing new Handicat hard enamel pins! They’re so cute and full of squish face, I just can’t even! Hard Enamel pins have a polished surface on top, and these ones come with locking clutch backings too! I’ll have them at my CatCon booth 707 so come pick one up!

I’m also bringing copies of my newest artbook, Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition, to CatCon booth 707! This is a new edition to my Femina & Fauna artbook, which sold out of all 4 of its print runs. For this new edition I added loads of new artwork, a different cover and a whole new chapter on how I painted Aria.

CatCon fans will be able to pick up a copy of my Pop Manga Coloring Book at booth 707! And don’t be shy to ask me to sign it- I’d love to!

I have something new and fun to bring to Cat Con August 12-13! I’m bringing a very few handmade cat jackets featuring my artwork “Aria”! Doesn’t my friend’s kitty, Marlow, look so dapper? Each jacket is made by hand in Vancouver, so only a few exist, but maybe a few could come to my Etsy one day!

Totes! I’m bringing some awesome totes, clutch purses and a limited amount of tshirts and tanktops to CatCon booth 707. I’ll only have a handful, and some of the designs will only have 1-2 of each available, so if you see something you love, don’t wait! I’ll see you soon in sunny Pasadena August 12-13!

New Paintings for Bee Release August 4 on Etsy

It’s almost here! My Bee Release on Etsy is coming August 4th at 9AM PST and I couldn’t be happier! For this release I’ve teamed up with Planet Bee Foundation to raise funds towards sponsoring a brand new beehive for the School For The Arts in San Francisco. Planet Bee Foundation have been so amazing to work with already at our Save The Bees panel at San Diego Comic Con. If you haven’t read about them here yet, their Mission Statement is:

Planet Bee Foundation is a 501(c)3 environmental education nonprofit based in San Francisco. Their mission is to create a green-minded generation and inspire environmental stewardship through the teaching lens of the struggling honey bee and the power of individual action. Through their school programs, corporate teambuilding workshops, and public education, Planet Bee hopes more people will care for our environment and take action to have a positive impact on our interconnected world. To learn more about the work they do, visit here.

I had such an amazing time painting all my lovely fuzzy little bumblebees for release tomorrow. And I have more to share with you! Keep an eye open for these cuties joining the release.

Each bee is framed and one-of-a-kind. So if you have a favorite, I suggest trying to complete the checkout process right away. Items in the shopping cart on Etsy are not reserved, so the first person to check out completely will get their treasure of choice. Then if you make another order, my Etsy coordinator Asami can combine them for you.

I’m making Beekeeper hand-embellished prints a part of my Bee release too! These beauties are 12×16″ prints and come signed & numbered in an edition of 13pcs with 2 Artist Proofs available. They release on August 4th at 9AM PST here, so set your alarms!

I’ve made a handful of one-of-a-kind apparel and a bee collage towel for my Bee release! There’s only 1 of each and sizes are limited, so if you fall in love with one, don’t delay! The first 150 orders shipping inside the USA will also receive a Bentley wildflower seeds packet to plant and help bees in their area. So get ready for release on Etsy right here August 4th at 9AM PST!

New stickers and sticker sheets are releasing on Etsy too! You can choose between a big fuzzy 3″ Rainbow bee sticker, or a sticker sheet of lots of new pollinator friends! Pick yours up starting August 4th at 9AM PST here.

The Bee Release is Coming Aug 4th!

I have been busy as a bee creating lots of new artwork and lovely treasures for my big Bee release August 4th, 9AM PST on Etsy Here! This is an extra special release because I’ve partnered with Planet Bee Foundation and am fundraising to sponsor a brand new hive for the School For The Arts in San Francisco! Proceeds from my Bee Release Aug 4th will go towards making this new hive possible, and help educate students who also love art and helping the environment! Planet Bee Foundation is a 501(c)3 environmental education nonprofit based in San Francisco. Through their school programs, corporate teambuilding workshops, and public education, Planet Bee hopes more people will care for our environment and take action to have a positive impact on our interconnected world. To learn more about the work they do, visit here.

And by supporting my Bee Release, you can help your local bee populations too! My Etsy coordinator Asami will be adding bee conservation-approved Bentley wildflower seed packets to the first 150 orders shipping inside the USA. Different countries internationally have different rules about importing things like seeds, so these wildflower seeds can go to addresses inside the USA. But if you want to help bees in your area too, check out your local bee conservation organizations for info on how to help!

I have new signed and limited edition prints coming to Etsy Here on Aug 4th 9AM PST. There’ll be signed prints of Lemon Drop, The Beekeeper, Trinity and Alveare. And I’ve made hand-embellished limited edition fine art prints of Queen Beeatrice, Alveare, and Trinity too! I added metallic gold embellishments to each one, in limited and artist proof editions of between 2, 3, 8, 11 and 13pcs only. These beauties are made on heavy archival 300gsm Entrada paper and come signed & numbered, and are each embellished to give them a special personal touch!

The metallic gold paint really pops in the light! It’s amazing as a detail for the honeycombs and adding a touch of sparkly magic to the prints.

I’ve made a brand new collection of original bee paintings too! These little buzzy, bumbly beauties are between 2-4″ in size and come framed. I’m so inspired by bees, as primary pollinators in our natural world, I wanted to make them all different colors. Even a rainbow spectrum one!

I had loads of fun painting these little cuties, and I hope you love them as much as I do! Since they’re smaller petite paintings, they’re a great way for more types of collectors or fans who are new to collecting original art to get an original artwork in their own collections. Each petite bee painting is one-of-a-kind though, and small originals usually find homes quickly, so be sure to check here right at 9AM PST on August 4th.

Vintage plate fans, rejoice! I’ve made a wonderful selection of new bee-themed printed vintage plates together with my artisan plate printer at Beatup Creations featuring my bee themed artworks! There will be a variety of plate sizes and prices, from little petite saucer sized plates, up to big magnificent vintage plates. Each one is truly one-of-a-kind and no plate can be replicated twice, so if you fall in love with one, check right at 9AM PST release time here to add yours to your own hive!

Look at this lovely little family of rainbow bee printed saucers! I had 10 matching saucers and now each one is one-of-a-kind featuring its own rainbow bee. So even if an original oil painting isn’t in your future, you can bring one of my super colorful little bumble-buddies home in a different way as a one-of printed plate!

Handmade necklaces, one-of-a-kind totes, and one-of apparel are joining my Bee Release August 4th at 9AM PST! Each piece will have only 1 in stock, so check Etsy early Aug 4th at 9AM for the most selection.

Can you even bee-lieve this amazing towel?!

These scarves are amazing! You’re going to love them even more in person. Each one is handmade and hand-cut in Canada, and is machine washable on cold (they like to be hang dried!). Supporting local businesses is really important to me, so by collecting one-of and hand-made goodies like these scarves, you’re helping local and small businesses too! Proceeds of all my Bee Release goodies are going towards sponsoring a new bee hive with Planet Bee Foundation in the School For The Arts in San Francisco, and USA orders will receive a packet of bee-conservation approved wildflowers to plant and help their local bees while supplies last. So let’s join together spreading love, education and art in support of the bees August 4th 9AM PST right here!

 

Photo credit Britney Berrner