Artist // Winter Walk (City of Calgary - 800 Macleod Trail SE)
Article// Kristy Archibald & Jenna Cavanagh
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself!
A: I am an illustrator who like to work with mixed medias and I love collaborating with other artists.
Q: Tell us about the work you usually do as an artist.
A: I do custom illustration and lettering for both private and public clients across North America.
Q: How would you describe your artistic “style”?
A: I would describe my style as illustrative, influenced by pop art and line art.
Q: What is one of your most recent projects, or a project you’re most proud of working on?
A: A project I'm proud of is the current ink series I am creating that depicts developed environment, working with ink washes and pops of pale blue and reds to indicate temperature. I am proud of this because it was a personal challenge for me to learn how to utilize ink as a medium and to build a detailed environment surrounding a character.
Q: What was the inspiration or story behind Winter Walk?
A: Winter is walks with my family and the peaceful woodland trails.
Q. How did the AR aspect of this exhibition influence how you created Winter Walk?
A: The AR aspect, and the targeting, greatly affected my style. To ensure targetable areas I had to learn more about working with high contrast and abrasive mark making. I typically work with muted tones and highly blended, clean illustrations.
Q: In your opinion, what makes Calgary a special place to be in the wintertime?
A: The Chinooks make Calgary incredibly lovely in the winter. It's incredibly liveable.
Q: What would you say to convince Calgarians to come downtown and interact with the Northern Reflections Window Exhibition?
A: The magic of Augmented Reality installations can only truly be experienced in person. It's such an incredibly cool way to interact with art and to be immersed in the artistic process.
Photography by Kuni Kawashima