Society for the Protection of Birds

lllustration depicting bird saviour Emily Williamson who co-founded the Society for the Protection of Birds in the late 19th century. As a result of her campaigning, the use of exotic bird feathers in hats decreased over time.

Guide to Dressing Warmly in Winter

It’s February and getting to that point in the Canadian winter when people start to really complain about the weather. Mother Nature likes to play tricks on poor amnesiac Canadians at this time of year; she springs (pun intended) warm, above zero, spring-like temperatures on us and we get all excited, like: “maybe this year Spring will actually come in February!”. Then she hammers us with another deep freeze, 30cm of snow…or 75cm, if you live in the Maritimes (you poor souls).

Snow, melt, freeze, repeat. And every year Canadians whine about it and forget where they live.

So I thought it would be fun to make a little six-part guide on how to dress yourself warmly for the Canadian winter. This gave me a chance to draw most of my winter gear and plug some of my favourite made-in-Canada companies. I hope some of you will find it helpful.

While it’s not ideal having to own multiple wardrobes just because you live in this country, getting outside in the winter and embracing the season is the best way to survive it. So get dressed warmly and get outside!

Click on the thumbnails below to see them larger, and click again on the link to see them full-size.

Brand new portfolio

There have been many changes business-wise in my life in the past 3 months. First of all, I decided to go on hiatus from Papillon Press, my letterpress stationery business after 6 years of doing it (read more about it on the PP blog). One of the main reasons for stepping back is that I realized I needed to fulfill my dream of becoming a published illustrator (or at least try to) and running the business full-time was preventing me from doing that (one only has to look at the sporadic entries on this blog for proof of that). Thus I’ve completely revamped my portfolio to reflect a variety of editorial illustrations.

I haven’t had this much fun drawing in years and am looking forward to making drawing my full-time job.


Lots more illustrations on my website.