Small Feats 2019

Pretty Kitty, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Pretty Kitty, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Bone Eater, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Bone Eater, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Hand Puppet, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Hand Puppet, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019

I have done a weird triptych for this year’s Small Feats fundraiser. Three 1970s style kiddies, all looking a bit demented. these are selling at the Niagara Artists Centre fundraiser this Saturday night.

Small Feats features over 150 pieces 12″x12″ artworks selling for $200 each. The event is a blast, an art sale like no other.  The proceeds are split between NAC and the artists. Art lovers stream through the doors and smartly-attired volunteers (myself included!) ring in the sales.

Preview the work here: https://nac.org/small-feats-preview-2019-2-2/

SMALL FEATS
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, ON
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Doors at 8 p.m.
Preview at 7:40 p.m. for NAC Members at the Supporter, Patron, and Champion levels.

Call for Musicians ads

When I created the look for this year’s Open Tuning Festival, I wanted the typeface, colours, and images to be easily repurposed for many uses. As we get closer to festival day, June 8, participants will be making their own posters and media. A simple toolkit they can all access was the way to go.

The festival organizers try to attract as many different types of musicians as it can. These ads, currently being rolled out on Instagram and Facebook, aim to do that.

boombox open tuning
This one’s aimed at hip hop performers, DJs and electronic artists
banjo open tuning
Open Tuning always attracts a lot of roots musicians
violin open tuning
Classical musicians. The festival always hosts a quartet or two.
drum open tuning
Every type of music needs a drum.
trumpet open tuning
Jazz and ska.
banner ad open tuning
All the ads are based on this banner I created social media platforms.

A complicated affair

Hawk and pigeon valentine

Sometimes love is complicated. Another bird-themed Valentine from Swizzle Studio.

Alternate captions:
You carry me away, Valentine
No dove, no love
I will pay RAPTOR attention to you, Valentine