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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.

See me latest video on YouTube!

NEWS!

I’m very excited to announce that my writing partner Christal Cam (co-author of the Cover of Darkness graphic novels, published by Source Point Press) and I have been accepted into the CAAF/Carya Artist in Residency Program from October – December this year! We’ll be teaching a variety of classes relating to writing, illustration, and storytelling , and we’ll be using the space to create an illustrated children’s book that explores our own version of the Little Red Riding Hood story. Follow the blog link below to watch the process from concept to completion!


CAAF / Carya Residency Work in Progress Blog

Upcoming Events

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
-Open for painting and sculpture commissions

Contact me at jcblaine@shaw.ca for a quote

Sculptures, books and prints are available for purchase at my online store HERE

Galleries

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New Works in Progress Blog
Published Work
Wolfdogs
Tree Legend Cards

Myth, Folklore, and Surrealism
Tree Spirits

From The Sketchbook
Science Fiction
Bloom Fairies

Watercolour Sketches

Figurative
Flora

Wildlife

Mixed Media

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