I’m extending Raven Mad Designs social media reach by stepping on to Instagram. I’m going to use it to give you behind-the-scenes glimpses into my studio and projects as well as fun things going on in my world. This will couple to my other social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, along with the Raven Mad Designs Newsletter (which you can sign up for here – look for a new holiday edition in the next few days with a Christmas […]
The creative and talented Evelyn Koh has decided to create a new pop-up shop in Haines Junction called Acacia Vintage. Over the month of December she will open her doors at 118 Quill Crescent Fridays from noon till 9 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. She has curated a diverse collection of beautiful things, some shiny and new, others worn and lovely, popping up in unexpected places and unusual spaces. Included in the mix you will find a […]
I just returned from Vancouver and a whirlwind of Christmas art shows. I took part in Cranberry Fair on November 24th in Whitehorse and then hopped on a plane to Vancouver for Make It Vancouver from November 28th to December 1st. It was exhausting but also very rewarding and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came by to see me at the events. Over the course of the week I came up with […]
As we move closer to the holiday season more people are contacting me to commission original pieces of art as gifts. I really love doing this work – it’s a fun challenge and is inspiring to create work from the seed of someone else’s vision or idea. I wanted to share two pieces that I completed this week with you here. If you’re interested in a commission of your own feel free to contact me or stop by my booth […]
Those of you who follow my twitter feed may have noticed a lot of activity leading up to the national day of climate action on Nov. 16. One of my greatest passions outside of art is fighting climate change (conveniently these two passions even sometimes overlap) – it’s why my masters degree is in glaciology, why I spent years at the UN climate negotiations, why I worked as the national director of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, why I […]
The Yukon Government created an art calendar featuring the work of a selection of Yukon artists for the recent Arctic Council meetings that took place in Whitehorse. I was honoured to be among the artists who had their work selected. A couple of days ago I received a copy of the calendar in the mail and I wanted to share a glimpse of it with you.
I just finished packaging up all of my Christmas cards for the upcoming holiday season. I created five new designs to go along with the existing ten designs that I have. This means that this season I will have three different packages of five cards each for Christmas. The set of newest designs, the Reindeer and Candy Canes set, is pictured above. The other two sets, the Elves and Grinch set and the Playing in the Snow set, are pictured […]
I’ve been creating new work for a diverse set of reasons recently – a plein air painting session in Miles Canyon; a friend’s daughter who calls the High Arctic home; an exploration of the human face; and the opportunity to honour the bravery of those who fight cancer on a daily basis. I finally took the time today to release a new set of prints from this work which you can find on my Etsy site (if you are interested […]
Categories: Drawing, Gallery Shows, Mixed Media, Painting, Raven Mad Designs • Tags: Arctic, Faces, gold, Inspired by the Cayon, Klondike Gold Rush, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, Miles Canyon, new work, prints, Red Riding Hood, running, Team in Training
Earlier this week I took down the Faces show. It was a great success – especially the public participation element of the show. I wanted to share a sampling of the awesome faces that visitors to the show added to the exhibit over the course of its run with you here.
On Friday the Whitehorse Star put together an article about the Faces exhibit. I thought I would share it with you here: Faces pushes Whitehorse artist to face her own creative fears Mixed media artist Amber Church, whose show Faces continues in the Yukon Arts Centre’s Community Gallery, hopes it will inspire others to draw. Mixed media artist Amber Church, whose show Faces continues in the Yukon Arts Centre’s Community Gallery, hopes it will inspire others to draw. “The idea […]