Corn & Tomatoes

The summer harvest of corn and tomatoes has arrived! This image was inspired by the sweet corn grown by local farmers and the vine-ripe tomatoes that are at their best during this season. It’s Tuesday and I love getting my weekly email recipe from master cook and recipe guru Tori Ritchie. Here is a link to her website for a delicious recipe, “Smoky Corn-Tomato Relish” that makes great use of August’s bounty. And, you can also sign up for her Tuesday Recipe emails. Thanks for sharing Tori!

This image is available as a limited edition fine art print. Please contact me if you’d like one.

Seasonal Cheer

Whenever I see that someone has rolled snow around into giant snowballs and made a snowman it always makes me smile. I hope my illustration puts some cheer in your holiday!

Hooray for Holiday!

Let the festivities continue! Warm gold creates an elegant yet woodsy feel in this illustration I created for TriFecTa, a floral, events and gift shop’s holiday event. Isn’t it nice to imbibe and nibble while shopping?

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is a wacky holiday that brings out everone’s creative side. I love seeing all of the costumed characters that come to our house for treats. I also look forward to carving jack ‘o lanterns and smelling that familiar pumpkin scent. This is an illustration I did a few years ago for the Utah Symphony’s annual Halloween concert for kids.

Spring at Last

It is finally beginning to feel like Spring after several snowy days. The pansies and daffodils are blooming and the grass is getting green so this image that I created for a retail store’s seasonal party invitation seemed like an appropriate post.

Happy New Year!

Here is a quick illlustration to bring in the new year. I feel very optimistic about 2009 and wanted to wish everyone much good health, happiness, prosperity and success this year. And, much love and creativity! Cheers!

Seasonal Blooms

Here is an image of a colorful amaryllis and some paperwhite blossoms to brighten a cold Monday. Having flowers and blooming plants around for a burst of color during this snowy season has such an energizing effect on me. I hope this illustration I created for an architecture firm’s holiday card will bring some cheer to you as well.

Seasons Greetings

I love how these two illustrations turned out and feel they reflect a peaceful and harmonious mood for the holiday season. I created them for a client as non-religious holiday cards and I designed them to be square. The full images shown above fold in the middle, the right side is the front of the card and the left is the back.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Elegant Reindeer on the Town

I created this illustration for a holiday open house invitation I designed recently for a luxury gift and jewelry store. The idea was to get people to come into the city for the event despite the snowy weather and nearby construction. The illustration’s colors tied in with the store’s mahogany, red and silver holiday decoration theme. What appears gray in the image was actually printed in metalic silver. It was a lovely event.