I love Canada and I wanted to find a way to capture the vastness and variety of the nation in a simple and bright way. I love nature and found that the wide range of Provincial Birds captured what I wanted. From songbirds to arctic birds to classic loons to weird little guys like Puffins, these birds nicely represent Canada's diverse landscape.
I wanted these pieces to be relatively simple, fitting nicely on stickers, postcards, posters, stamps, and the like. Because the "polyart" style of illustrating the birds is pointed and at times complicated looking, I wanted to keep the backgrounds simple and bright.