Tom Chitty

Artist Statement: Tom Chitty is an English illustrator and cartoonist who moved to Canada in 2009. He makes giclee prints from his drawings of neighbourhoods, characters, and landmarks in Toronto. His cartoons are regularly published in The New Yorker, and he has worked with a variety of clients in digital media and publishing — making…

Natalie Very B

Artist Statement: Polish born illustrator from the 90s, analogue and digital artist, portrait photographer, and storyteller with focus on Polish folklore, female bodily existence, and secrets of the faraway galaxies. My creative work is based on observing the world around me. The way my surroundings and daily interactions make me feel becomes an ideation base.…

Daniel Taylor

Artist Statement: I’m a writer, illustrator, animator and musician from Orillia, Ontario. I work mostly in pen & ink and watercolours to create textured, detailed images with a dark sense of humour. This year I am pushing forward as an author and illustrator, developing manuscripts for children’s books and completing a short graphic novel, as…

Julie Fazooli

Artist Statement: Hailing from Paris, France, I currently reside in Hamilton, where I have created a niche for myself as a successful artist and active member of the arts in the community. I’ve spent 15 years working in the television and film industry in various positions and continue to do freelance work quite a bit…

John-Paul Rautio

Artist Statement: John-Paul Rautio creates abstract work in chalk and charcoal. The images recall scientific photography: microscopic, rapatronic and astronomical. Rautio’s work is informed by Japanese enso paintings, although he trained his hand by studying the Western traditions of figure drawing. His use of charcoal references the cave paintings of prehistory. The forms emerge as…

David Crighton

Artist Statement: My theme is the urban landscapes of Toronto and Canada. Diversity of architecture and culture is what makes for interesting compositions and the people who dwell in these places are my audience and often my inspiration.. Media Category: Drawing/Illustration Website: http://www.davidcrighton.com