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Caricatures at an Edmonton House Party

I had a seriously good time drawing caricatures at a birthday party. Such friendly people and good conversation. It never ceases to amaze me how lucky I am to have such a great job. The people I get to meet are pretty cool!



Caricatures at an Edmonton House Party

Caricatures at an Edmonton House Party

Caricatures at an Edmonton House Party

Caricatures at an Edmonton House Party

Caricatures at an Edmonton House Party


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for The Stollery Children's Hospital Volunteers

Drawing The Stollery Children's Hospital VOLUNTEERS. It’s nice to give something to those who give their time to good causes.

These two women are friends who say it’s more fun to volunteer together. In the drawing of the man and woman, he really made me laugh. Right off the bat he said he figured I'd have a ball drawing him. He was right! 

Stollery Children's Hospital Volunteers

Stollery Children's Hospital Volunteers


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Engagement Caricature

I've had the honour of being part of a few engagement caricatures. Here is a wonderful collage of photos from one of them. It doesn't escape me how special it is to be asked to do
this for a couple’s big moment.




Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at a Wedding Reception

It was a really nice evening drawing a lot of people at a wedding reception. If you look at one of the photos, the one with the woman wearing glasses, notice her baby bump. Nailed it! It’s always nice to be able to make that baby part of the drawing. Makes it extra special. And what fun for me to be able to draw friends that I’ve known for years, that’s them … see the photo with the man with the moustache and striped shirt …

Caricatures at a Wedding Reception 
Caricatures at a Wedding Reception

Caricatures at a Wedding Reception



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for A & B Rail Services

A great day at Rundle Park for A & B Rail Service’s Company Picnic! They had a ball game, karaoke (where they were giving away Katy Perry tickets), a great barbecue and me doing caricatures! Check out some of the great people I met that day …


Caricatures for A & B Rail Services

Caricatures for A & B Rail Services

Caricatures for A & B Rail Services




Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Snow Valley Staff BBQ Caricatures

I think this is my fourth year back drawing caricatures at Snow Valley’s Staff Summer BBQ! It’s their appreciation for the summer staff and a welcome back for the ski season staff that will be back at it once the snow flies. It’s great seeing familiar faces and also see new recruits to the Snow Valley team. There are a lot of people that have been there for years and years. That says something about the atmosphere there don’t you think! Here are some from the day …

caricatures at Snow Valley’s Staff Summer BBQ

caricatures at Snow Valley’s Staff Summer BBQ

caricatures at Snow Valley’s Staff Summer BBQ



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

MORE Paintings for Sale

I believe I've embraced a new philosophy when it comes to painting. Should a painting look just like a photo, I don’t think so. Shouldn't you see the brush strokes. There’s something to be said for knowing it was done by hand.

Audrey
TITLE: “Audrey”
PRICE: $650.
MEDIA: $650.
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell
on Display at Grey Nuns Hospital Gallery Lounge (near the Cafe) lower lobby

My London
TITLE: “My London”
PRICE: $500
MEDIA: Acrylic & Artist Pen
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell
on Display at Grey Nuns Hospital Gallery Lounge (near the Cafe) lower lobby

The Power of Green
TITLE: “The Power of Green”
PRICE: $500.
MEDIA: Acrylic
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell
on Display at Edmonton Windshield Crackmasters SW 17544 105 Ave

Nature’s Palette

Smaller Painting on the Left
TITLE: “Nature’s Palette 2” PRICE: $250. MEDIA: Acrylic     

Larger Painting on the Right:
                                         TITLE: “Nature’s Palette 1” PRICE: $350. MEDIA: Acrylic                         

WITH THE OPTION OF BUYING BOTH FOR: $550.
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell

on Display at Grey Nuns Hospital Gallery Lounge (near the Cafe) lower lobby



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Paintings for Sale

It’s such a joy to pick your paint brush and see what comes about. It’s really interesting to try different stuff. Does an artist need just one style? I don’t think so!

These paintings for sale are on display at The Grey Nuns Hospital in the Galley Lounge (by the Cafe in the lower lobby)

Autumn Bliss
TITLE: “Autumn Bliss” PRICE: $650. 
MEDIA: Acrylic
SIZE: 3 ft X 4 ft
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell


Flower Power
TITLE: “Flower Power” PRICE: $800. 
MEDIA: Acrylic 
SIZE: 3 ft X 4 ft 
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell

Summer Sunset
TITLE: “Summer Sunset” PRICE: $650.
MEDIA: Acrylic
SIZE: 24”X36”
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell

Towering Eucalyptus
TITLE: “Towering Eucalyptus” PRICE: $800
MEDIA: Acrylic
SIZE: 30”X48”
ARTIST: Laurel Hawkswell




Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Face Painting

Face Painting is a pretty cool form of art! You do it and it gets washed off before bed or on some child’s pillow at night! There are some that I do that I’m so pleased with, like this Ninja Turtle, snake and this little blue birdie!

I so LOVE summer, where there are arms and legs to paint on too.

Body art

facepainting

snake body art

teenage mutant ninja turtles 



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

A Special Portrait Painting

I recently did a painting that I enjoyed working on right from the start. Why? Well just look at the photo that I worked from. You could feel the love these two people had. I swear I could feel it through the photo. It was if I was painting my own grandparents.

When their granddaughter picked up the painting, she started to cry. Knowing that she liked it that much and that it touched her heart in that way when she saw it … well you can imagine, it just made my whole day.

I hope this painting brings joy to their daughter for many years to come.




Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell