Outdoor Life Road Trip Postcards

I had the chance to illustrate some fun and colourful postcards for Outdoor Life for a feature about hunting and travel/road trips. Each card required a certain number of images to represent the location, some touristy things to do and the type of hunting to be done there. This was a ton of work but I love how the whole package came together.



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O Canada – Royal Canadian Mint


Last year I illustrated this 2016 O Canada Gift Set for The Royal Canadian Mint. How I forgot to blog about it is beyond me, as it is one of the coolest projects I’ve ever worked on. The sets are distributed through Canada Post outlets across Canada. I designed and illustrated both the packaging and the loonie for this set. We wanted a very Canadian package with a more hip and indie vibe to it. It wasn’t possible to actually print on Kraft paper so I included a Kraft paper texture that printed looking just like the real thing.

I also designed the packages for all of the other Gift Sets which included Baby, Wedding, Birthday and Holiday sets. I illustrated the loonie designs on each of those sets as well. Shown here are the images of my O Canada set, as it includes the most illustration and it’s the one I’m very proud of. It was my first time designing packaging. I spent a lot of time tweaking die-lines and colours to make sure everything worked out. I’m incredibly happy with how they turned out.

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Big Portrait Recap


Portraits for Climbing Magazine


Full colour portraits for Men’s Health


Portraits for Harry Magazine, Latin America Goes Global, Lodging Magazine, Northeastern Law Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


Canadians for The Andrean Magazine


Portraits for Institutional Investor


More portraits for Institutional Investor


Actor Portraits for Backstage Magazine

I’ve been drawing portraits of actors for Backstage Magazine every week since March. I’ve drawn over 40 portraits of actors like Jere Burns (great face), Holly Hunter, Ernie Hudson, Jon Voight, Ciaran Hinds and Sela Ward. I don’t often draw celebrities. I draw a lot of chefs and business people, so it’s nice to draw some famous faces once a week. Here is a selection of some of the portraits from this year.

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The Battle of Hong Kong – Royal Canadian Mint

This new coin for The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the bravery of the Canadian soldiers who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong (December 8-25, 1941). The battle took place on the rugged jungle terrain of Hong Kong Island. The Canadians were extremely outnumbered but fought off the Japanese invasion as long as they could until they surrendered on Christmas day. Canadian casualties numbered 290 killed and 493 wounded, but many more would suffer as Prisoners of War.

In this coin I have depicted two Canadian soldiers in Pacific uniforms, running towards the enemy at the Wong Nai Chung Gap. They pass a pillbox in the background, running by the cliffs that fall down to the bay. A Mitsubishi Zero plane is hit and falls, smoking on the way down. Battleships move through the bay and the city is visible on the distant shore below the mountains.

I illustrated this in a square format to allow for the image to be used on the coin and on the packaging (bottom). It’s always an honour to design a coin that commemorates a historical event and celebrates our Canadian soldiers. The coin is available here.


From my original drawing to the final coin


The talented engravers at the Mint can include so much detail in a small space

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Sketches from Scotland

I took a three week trip to Scotland in June fully expecting to work in about 8 plein air paintings. Unfortunately, as you may have heard, it rains a lot there. Finding the right time and place when it wasn’t raining proved to be more difficult than expected so I was only able to work on a few paintings.

There was one day on the Knoydart Peninsula after 2 exciting days of horseback riding when there was just a bit of mist in the air and I decided to go outside to do a painting. Well, when it isn’t raining and the air is still, the midges come out. They are these little fruit fly type bugs that bite a little, but are mostly irritating. I had squished about a dozen on my sketchbook page before I got a few lines drawn, so that was the end of that.

Here are the few I managed to paint when the skies were clear.


Doune Castle in the Stirling district. Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed here, as well as Game of Thrones and Outlander.



A nice house in Moulin, near Edradour where we had some whisky.


An old place in Peebles. It looks like a charming old pub, but it’s a pizza restaurant. I had to paint half of this one wearing gloves, it was so cold. Not an easy task.


Big Summer Portrait Roundup


For PM Network

I’ve been hard at work on portraits, headshots and other fun projects over the last few months. Here is a little roundup of some of my favorite portrait projects.


For Nature Conservancy of Canada


For Atlanta Magazine


For Atlanta Magazine


For Atlanta Magazine


Shura for Entertainment Weekly


Iggy Azalea for Entertainment Weekly


Dierks Bentley for Entertainment Weekly


Ben Bridwell for Entertainment Weekly


Nick Jonas for Entertainment Weekly


Joe Jonas for Entertainment Weekly


Shirley Manson for Entertainment Weekly


Maxwell for Entertainment Weekly


Blake Shelton for Entertainment Weekly


For Inc. Magazine


For Inc. Magazine


For Inc. Magazine



Portraits for TIME 100 – 2016

I am very happy to share some portraits I did for the 2016 TIME 100 issue. I illustrated over 20 portraits for the TIME 100 issue last year (see here), and was excited to get the opportunity to do even more portraits this year.

This is a bit of a departure from my usual portrait style in that I was asked to add full color, instead of my usual two tone approach. It was a lot of fun to try and I’m really happy with how they turned out.


Queen Maxima of the Netherlands


Oscar Isaac


Jin Liqun

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Kevin Durant t-shirt for Nike


This was a total dream job from a little while back that I just kept forgetting to post. I was contacted to illustrate a drawing of NBA superstar Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder for a Nike t-shirt. The idea was to show him as an old school weather man, nice plaid jacket matched with basketball shorts, pointing at a map of the United States indicating some of the cities he’ll play where he’ll make it rain jump shots, make some buckets, etc… Kind of a silly idea, but it was a fun project. It took a while from the final to the actual production of the shirt and I think it looks pretty great.

I grew up wearing a lot of illustrated basketball t-shirts so this was always something I hoped to do one day.

They might be hard to track down at a sports store but if you want to own one I managed to find a couple new ones on eBay.

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