I’ve started posting some sketches of life here on Hong Kong on a new Tumblr. Find me at alisonstephen.tumblr.com. Here’s a sample…
I’m excited to announce that my latest line of paintings and prints is available in my new Etsy store at alisonstephen.etsy.com. I’d love for you to check it out now and then, as I’ll continue adding more work. Overseas shipping is available. Thanks for you support– hope you like it! (If you aren’t familiar with Etsy, you’ll find it’s a wonderful site full of handcrafted goods of all kinds.)
Save the date to come see me at the Handmade Hong Kong Fair, 10 am- 5 pm on Sunday, May 12 at Discovery Bay! I’ll be selling paintings at a table under ‘Alison Stephen Illustration.’ (Table number TBA.) Enjoy a ferry ride to Discovery Bay, lunch by the beach, and tons of affordable, artisan-made goods at the fair! Here’s a preview of some paintings I’ve been working on.
I recently moved to Hong Kong, which promises to be an exciting and inspiring place. We got here just in time for Chinese New Year. 2013 is the year of the snake, which also happens to be my year! Check out these lions I filmed dancing in the new year at a Causeway Bay mall.
We settled into Happy Valley, a neighborhood as charming as it sounds. It is set off from Hong Kong’s main drag by a grass horse track, the middle of which is full of sports fields, walking paths and palm trees, and is open to the public most hours of the week. I really love walking by the track and seeing Hong Kong’s subtropical natural beauty interwoven with skyscrapers.
The 3-story mural I designed and illustrated for the new Biology building at James Madison University has gotten a few mentions:
- An article about the mural creation and interview with me on JMU’s website
- An article on the JMU Biology Department website
And you can see my description of the project on my:
I’m excited to see that a mural I designed and illustrated for my undergraduate alma mater is being installed this week! The mural is for the new Biology building, so, of course, I cherished the opportunity to draw lots of plants and animals– a lemur, flying squirrel, and orchid, to name a few.
The mural will span 3 stories in panels of about:
3rd floor, 24’8″w x 10’9″h
2nd floor, 24’4″w x 10’8″h
1st floor, 14’8″w x 10’7″h
My design was printed onto adhesive panels and installed on the wall. When the mural is seen through the 3-story glass exterior wall of the building, the panels will appear to connect as one image. Thanks to my former professor Dr. Jon Monroe and the JMU Biology department for the job and to Erick DeMartino for guidance.
See below for more views of the finished project (photos by Jon Monroe):