I'd like to introduce my talented friend and illustrator Mandy Saile. Her whimsical, vibrant coloured pencil and pastel illustrations are full of colour and life, and they often convey a spiritual or inspirational message, or contain hidden symbolism. Mandy feels that art is a powerful way of communicating our ideas and feelings, and making a connection with others. Her subject matter comes from everyday life situations (she has the ability to capture life's precious moments, no matter how small they seem), nature, music, literature and animals. Mandy is a devoted animal rights activist and some day she would love to run a rabbit sanctuary.
Mandy is also a gallery artist and has exhibited her acrylic paintings in North America as well as internationally with great reviews.
Currently, this talented artist resides in her home town, North Bay, Ontario. Christmas is just around the corner, so if you're in the area, check out the amazing greeting cards featuring her work at The Framemakers or at Cafe Botanica.
To see more of her work, please visit www.bijouswhimsy.com
(images from Mandy Saile, www.bijouswhimsy.com)