About Me

My art is my voice, revealing my tales to those who would listen.

I’ve spent my life exploring art in its many forms. Over the years I’ve worked as an illustrator, a graphic designer, a layout artist, a classical animator, a web designer, a photo lab technician, and an acquisitions editor. I explore both traditional and digital mediums, and often combine the two.

Twice I’ve been nominated for the Prix Aurora Award. The first was in 2012 for the cover illustration of Neo-Opsis issue #20. Then in 2014 for the Urban Green Man literary anthology, for which I did the cover and inside illustrations, design layout, and co-edited the content with Adria Laycraft. The Funny Farm, a children’s book that I illustrated for author Gordon R. Perry, won the Fall 2013 Pinnacle Achievement Award for Best Book in the Children’s Interest category. Another of his books that I illustrated, The Dog & The Hen: It’s Fun to be a Friend, was a finalist for the Book Excellence Award in the Children’s Motivational/Inspirational category.

Contact me at jcblaine@shaw.ca

Illustration & Design Services

-Book cover illustration & design (front cover only or full wrap arounds)
-Interior book illustrations (full colour, black & white, and spot illustrations)
-Illustration, design & layout of children’s picture books
-Illustration & design of graphic novels
-Print book design & layout

Contact me at jcblaine@shaw.ca for a quote


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New Works in Progress Blog
Published Work
Tree Legend Cards

Myth, Folklore, and Surrealism
Tree Spirits

From The Sketchbook
Science Fiction
Bloom Fairies

Watercolour Sketches



Mixed Media