Thursday, March 12, 2009

London Studio Tour

I am happy to say that this year I've been accepted into the juried London (ont) Studio Tour. The tour has been operating for (I believe) over 20 years now in London and provides Londoners with the opportunity to visit the working environments of local artists, learn about their creative process, meet the artists, and purchase some original art!

The tour is self-guided and the artists work in a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, stained glass, ceramics, sculpture and woodworking. I have attended a number of years and have always really enjoyed it. It's pretty casual, very well-attended and free. The artists always seem to be happy to have so many people looking at their stuff.

I will have some of my comic work on display, including pages from my Gerald Bull project, as well as some landscapes in pen and ink and oil pastels for sale. Below is a Muskoka drawing I recently finished for the show.

Muskoka in the Fall
This is the first time a comic artist has participated in the tour and I am anxious to see what people think. I plan on doing up hand-outs of my comic process as I find people are generally curious as to how a page goes from script, to original art, to its final printed form.
  • Here the link for the official London Studio Tour website, which has a pdf of the brochure that shows the location of each artist's studio, as well as a bio for each artist.
  • The tour takes place from Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 3rd.

4 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

congratulations Diana! I can't think of anyone better suited to represent Canadian cartoonists. Gorgeous drawing posted here as well.

Dave said...

I'll be there!

Diana Tamblyn said...

Thanks for the kind words Eric. I will do my best to REPRESENT!

jesse said...

Great drawings. I love them.
I recently moved to London and look foward to getting some of your books.