Westport Postcard

It only took me five years, but I finally got around to illustrating a vintage-style postcard for my village of Westport, Ontario. Ever since I moved here I have had the idea to create one of these for the village but work kept getting in the way. Then, a year ago, the village tore up the old basketball court in the park as part of the village’s park rejuvenation project. The plan was to build a new one, but we would need to raise funds through community projects and initiatives to make it happen. I decided to finally get to work on this postcard in order to donate all proceeds from the sales from postcards and prints towards the basketball court. Once that project is complete I will continue to donate the sales towards helping to keep the park maintained.

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Tunica Postcard – Field & Stream

Tunica, Mississippi

I love old postcards, and I especially like the old hand-tinted “Greetings from…” kind. This is the fourth illustration I’ve done in that postcard-style and I hope I get the chance to do more, they’re a lot of fun. Keep an eye out on this blog for a couple more postcard-inspired illustrations soon.

This one is for Field & Stream Magazine, a favorite client of mine.  This postcard illustrates some of the things to see and do in Tunica, Mississippi. There’s some great music, a funky pink casino, an old restaurant called the Blue & White, a steamboat, and most important to the readers of Field & Stream, duck hunting.

Fall Travels – Boston Globe Magazine

New England Travel Destinations - Boston Globe Magazine

This illustration of mine was the cover of Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine. Thanks to my brother for snapping a shot of it. The subject was fall travel of course, but focused on 20 college towns throughout New England to visit when moving your kids into dorms or dropping off care packages (or just journeying around).

I had a lot to work with on this and it was up to me to choose what to draw from a list of 20 college towns. Some of the descriptions were easy to choose: Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, Maine. Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut (last L in Fall). A covered bridge, and one of the few places I’ve visited, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine (in the letter V).

You may remember I worked on a similar vintage postcard style illustration for the Los Angeles Times in May. I really love working on these but they are a lot of work. This piece ended up being 11 separate paintings that I assembled into the cover illustration, and the text is a font that I modified in Illustrator (with two days from sketch approval to final). I kind of want to do more of them though! Thanks for awesome assignment, Ryan.

Here are some detail shots:

New Hampshire, Canoeing on the Connecticut River and the Mark Twain House

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, a street in Providence, Rhode Island and a lookout in Vermont

Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, a covered bridge in Vermont

Prints are available here. Time to rake some leaves…