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Squirrel Masks in Shop Window YYJ

You know things are catching on, when you pass by a store window display (although cordoned off so no access), and you see Squirrel Masks.

Squirrel Mask in store window in YYJ.

 

Carollyne Yardley - Masked.

Carollyne Yardley – Masked.

Carollyne Yardley Squirrealism
Photo by Jen Steele
Mask provided by David Wahl Director of Awesome at Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome

Squirrealism Family Portrait Sessions: Available Fall 2014 #squirrels #portraits

 

Introducing: The Anonymous Family Portrait.

It started with a conversation with my dad.

Dad: I don’t want you putting our photographs on the web
Me: Ok, Roger that.

Available Fall 2014, I’ll be offering Family Portrait Photo Sessions, which will allow you to customize your very own piece of Squirrealism. No more worries about posting all your personal photos for the world to see with the Anonymous Family Portrait.

Ravenous, Alcheringa Gallery: Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley

Ravenous
Alcheringa Gallery
Opening: June 28th, 2014,  2-5pm

Ravenous is the first collaboration between two artists coming together from different backgrounds to share a new body of art for the ages, at the Alcheringa Gallery.

I’ll be exhibiting works in collaboration with Chief Rande Cook (K’alapa). I’m very honoured and privileged to have been invited by Rande to be apart of this exciting show. And the squirrels are downright ecstatic, as well as ravenous.

Please watch this space for more details.

Carollyne Yardley and Rande Cook at the closing of Differences and Repetition (curated by Efren Quiroz). Photo by Efren Quiroz.

Carollyne Yardley and Rande Cook at the closing of Differences and Repetition (curated by Efren Quiroz). Photo by Efren Quiroz.

RAVENOUS

Alcheringa Gallery
featuring works by Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley
June 28 – July, 2014.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28, 2-5 pm
665 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1G6
T: 250.383.8224

GALLERY HOURS

Monday – Saturday: 9:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 12 – 5 pm

Extended Summer hours.

Editors Note:

I first met Rande Cook at the closing reception for Difference and Repetition, the Slide Room Gallery, curated by Efren Quiroz. We were both included in this show where 30 artists riffed off of a Gerhard Richter painting. We had both seen each others works at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Rande’s curated show Urban Thunderbirds (with Francis Dick, LESSlie, and Dylan Thomas), was on at the same time as #Strangelings, Massey Gallery, AGGV

Deer, Crows and Squirrels. Another day at the farm

I was taking a video today, and here are some stills from the clip.

Squirrel and Crow circle the garden

Squirrel and Crow circle each other in the garden

 

Crow yells at Squirrel.

Crow yells at Squirrel.

 

Crow brings a friend

Crow brings a friend

 

And the chase is on.

And the chase is on.

 

Meanwhile, the deer are hoping nobody notices them.  #headsinbushes

Meanwhile, the deer are hoping no one notices them. #headsinbushes

Original artwork available for sale

I’ve done a round up of original artworks available for purchase. I don’t have a whole lot, as most sells, and is compounded by the fact that they take a long time to paint, and there’s only 12 months to a calendar year.

Please message me through my contact form if you’d like to purchase (inquire about price and shipping), and take one of these home.

In the Name of Rose Squirrel, Oil on Board, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

Morning Glory, 22 X 26, Oil on Board, Carollyne Yardley, 2012

The Shepherdess (Green Bun Squirrel), 30 X 40, Oil on Board, Carollyny Yardley, 2012 (after Remington)

Fortune Teller Squirrel: Good Times Ahead | 16 X 20 | Oil on Board

 

The Avenger | Oil on Board | 16 x 22 | Carollyne Yardley

 

Tropical Girl Squirrel and Gnome, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24, 2011, Carollyne Yardley

Tropical Girl Squirrel and Gnome, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24, 2011, Carollyne Yardley

 

Pareidolia (after Gerhard Richter) 30x30, Oil on canvas, 2013

Pareidolia (after Gerhard Richter) 30×30, Oil on canvas, 2013

Green Bun DOT Pictogram

Latest addition to the DOT Pictogram series. Read more here.

Green Bun Dot Pictogram, 24 x 36, Oil on Board, 2014, Carollyne Yardley

Green Bun Dot Pictogram, 24 x 36, Oil on Board, 2014, Carollyne Yardley

Fan Photo with By the Peacock

I received a nice email a couple of weeks ago from Miss Clyne with a photograph attached.  She got married at The Apartment Gallery over a year ago. One of her friends took this great shot with one of my paintings titled, By The Peacock. Thanks again Miss Clyne for sharing. You are right – there is an uncanny resemblance.

P.S. Congratulations on your nuptials!

 

Society Squirrel Prints Now Available.

Exciting News

Just released!  Signed limited edition prints of Society Squirrel. The original painting was a commission from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada. 
Learn More

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- Archival Print Moab Entrada Bright 300gsm 100% cotton fine art paper.
- Printed with Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks.
- Paper Size: 13 x 19 inches.
- Image Size: 11 x 16.5 inches.
- Signed limited edition of 125.
- Includes certificate of authenticity.
(Prints come without a frame.)

FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM:
Please note this print must be flat-packed for safe shipping; shipping and handling fees are included with print cost. Shipped free anywhere in the world.

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Rande Cook Designs: Artist Studio Visit

I made a visit to artist Rande Cook’s design studio last week, and have some photos to share. I was reminded once again of how I become afflicted with S.E.E., aka as “studio. envy. excitement.”  As my eyes darted from the left to the right, much like a turkey who loves bright, shiny things – I first coveted the natural light beaming through the big windows, and then ogled the overhead studio lighting, purpose-made for late night work.

Rande Cook, Artist. Studio Visit Jan 2014.

Rande Cook, Artist. Studio Visit Jan 2014.

This combined with the awesomeness of the showroom area and a massive work space. S.E.E. really peaked when I bared witness to the multiple work stations designed for operating with specific materials, whether it be for jewellery creation, custom architectural design, woodworking, or painting.  The gear at hand includes every tool you’d ever need to get the job done STAT (although artists can always use one more brush).

Rande Cook’s design studio vibrates with creativity, and hums with the components of efficiency and production. I just heard my inner Liz Hurley exclaim, “It’s Not Fair!”

Most of the finished artworks were either coming or going from a public museum or gallery. Either that, or they were heading out to one of Rande’s collectors, each of whom, I’m certain, are eagerly awaiting their new arrival.

While I was onsite, I recognized the Thunderbird sculpture peeking out from behind bubble wrap (seen below at the AGGV). This piece was recently on exhibit during Urban Thunderbirds / Ravens in a Material World,  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (until Jan 12, 2014).   I knew the Ravenous painting was somewhere in the studio too, carefully wrapped, and awaiting her next show. What was really cool though, was to see a test print of the magnificent Vatican photograph (see museum show photo below).

Raven Box - Red Cedar, Copper, Mother of Pearl

Raven Box – Red Cedar, Copper, Mother of Pearl. Photo from Rande Cook website.

I find artist studio visits really eye-opening on many levels. Especially when calling in on a world class, world famous artist like Rande Cook. The investment any artist makes into the business of fabricating their art, whether it be from purchasing the tools –  to self-learning, and professional training, is the same across most industries. But it’s the discipline to care about the technical craftsmanship, and the desire to build the best that yields the greatest results IMO (in my opinion).

This glimpse behind-the-scenes speaks volumes as to why Rande Cook’s finished artwork is in such high demand by galleries, museums, and collectors around the world. It’s a really cool, awesome, atelier, workshop, gallery, and design space. And it really provoked and nourished my S.E.E. (studio. envy. excitement.).

Rande Cook website: http://www.randecook.com/

Ravenous, Acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Ravenous, Acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″ Photo from Rande Cook website.

 

Mask in the Vatican. Photo from Rande Cook Facebook Fan Page.

Mask at the Vatican. Photo from Rande Cook Facebook Fan Page.

Editors Note: I first met Rande Cook at the closing reception for Difference and Repetition, the Slide Room Gallery, curated by Efren Quiroz. We were both included in this show that had 30 artists riff off of a Gerhard Richter painting. When we met, each of us was aware of the others work through the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Rande’s show Urban Thunderbirds was on at the same time as #Strangelings.

Breaking Bad Squirrels Drive the Bentley through El Pollo Loco. Commercial Photography.

Breaking Bad Squirrels, Archival Print, 2014, Carollyne Yardley

Breaking Bad Squirrels, Archival Print, 2014, Carollyne Yardley

As yes, the crazy chicken. There’s nothing like asking two grown men to cruise a Bentley though a fast food drive in restaurant while wearing squirrel masks. El Pollo Loco was the location for this expedition and photo shoot, and I had seconds to grab the shot. Well, I had at least a couple of minutes, or as long as it took to order two chicken legs, a salad, and a three piece chicken meal.

The photo shoot was inspired by the award-winning American crime drama Breaking Bad. In the show, Los Pollos Hermanos is a fast-food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken across the southwestern states.  The character Gustavo (Gus) owns 14 Los Pollos restaurants, and uses this legitimate business to aid in his shipment and distribution of drugs.  Often I work with ideas promoted by popular culture and television, and visiting El Pollo Loco ( inspiration for Los Pollos Hermanos) was too good a photo opportunity to pass up while were visiting southern California.

Photographer: Carollyne Yardley
Masks: Archie McPhee, Seattle Washington 

Fine Art Prints

Breaking Bad Squirrels, 2014
Archival Print Moab Entrada Bright 300gsm 100% cotton fine art paper.
Printed with Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks
Paper Size: 13 x 19 inches
Image Size: 15 x 11 inches
Signed limited edition of 125
Includes certificate of authenticity

FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM: Please note this print must be flat-packed for safe shipping; shipping and handling fees are included with print cost. Shipped free anywhere in the world.
(Prints come without a frame.)

A great gift for someone who loves squirrels driving luxury cars in Palm Springs!

Purchase Prints here