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Edmonton's Movember Wrap Up Party

I was honoured to be asked back to this year’s Annual MOVEMBER Wrap Up Party, held at Central Social Hall in downtown Edmonton. There were some fine moustaches, side burns and facial hair of all degrees for me to draw. What fun!

Now that I’m home and looking at the photos, I see that the lighting wasn’t the best for the camera on my phone. So if you are in one of these photos, I’d love it if you emailed me another photo of you (and the other person in the photo if it’s a two person caricature) , holding up the caricature.

The organizers had me sitting right in front of the speaker but I didn’t mind because they were playing some pretty great music!

Very exciting for me, I pulled out a brush tip marker half way through the night, thinking I’d give it a shot. And I LOVED it! Looking forward to my future with a brush tip marker instead of my Sharpies. Sorry Sharpie.

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Edmonton Caricature Event

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Edmonton Movember event at Central Social Hall

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Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

A Wedding Proposal Caricature

In May I was a part of a wedding proposal! I also did a little cartoon sign that was attached to their dog, Abby’s, collar that was part of the proposal. They just sent me this family photo. How sweet!

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A Wedding Proposal Caricature



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

A Happy Caricature Recipient at Finning Edmonton


What a great smile! I sure had fun drawing this caricature. I’m always so pleased when I am able to see the person who received the caricature. It’s fun for me to see them side by side. This was a going away gift from some of the people in his department at FINNING. I hope this always brings a smile to his face when he looks at it and think of his coworkers fondly.

 Looks like his hair is longer than in the photo I’d worked from. I would have had a great time making his hair taller in the caricature!
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A Happy Caricature Recipient at Finning Edmonton


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Edmonton Christmas Window Painting


It’s that time of year again! I can’t believe how quickly time goes. It feels like I had just finished the Christmas season and here it is, back again. My first set of Christmas window painting was done at the Edmonton Hotel and Convention Centre at 4520 76 Avenue. Go check it out! You’ll find this pretty sweet looking’ reindeer and SIXTEEN other windows painted! It was quite the full day!


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Window Painting Canadian Finals Rodeo for The Westin


I believe this is my 4th year back to paint windows for The Westin Hotel, adding to their CFR lobby decor. They won the competition last year for Best Decorated Hotel and they’re going for it again this year! Mark C. spent the afternoon decorating the lobby while I was painting and he even let me in on a pretty cool added feature to all their CFR stuff. Go to The Westin to check it out, you’ll see it as soon as you walk through their front doors.

CFR is the Canadian Finals Rodeo and is a big deal here in Edmonton. We’ll be seeing a lot of cowboy hats and cowboy boots around the city this week!
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Window Painting Canadian Finals Rodeo for The Westin





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Window Painting Canadian Finals Rodeo for The Westin



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell