Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Victorian thank you letter

This is a page out of a 1891 handmade book thanking Adam Brown, prominent citizen of the City of Hamilton, for his contributions. I believe he was grandfather of illustrator Arthur William Brown. Adam's wife was a seminal influence of the founding of the Hamilton Art School.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Island Illustrators portraits

When I began my professional art career full time in 1990, I joined the Island Illustrators Society in Victoria BC. I served as Editor of the bi-monthly newsletter, and then as President in 1996. Then I moved away. In 2006 I wrote my Masters thesis on the history of the Society and the way they defined illustration and art.

Raymond St Arnaud, another member, has a lovely batch of photographic portraits of current and ex-members here. Pictured above is Barb Weaver Bosson, who with her husband Vic, has been the member of the longest standing.