Art Show: TOMS Shoes for Seven @ Ayden Gallery

I finished my custom TOMS shoes! As I mentioned in a previous post, Ayden Gallery is hosting a show called ‘Seven’ in celebration of their 7th anniversary! Over 50 artists will add their personal touch to TOMS shoes. The shoes will be on display at the show opening at Ayden Gallery (Vancouver, BC) on Friday, February 18th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm.  The shoes will be for sale and all proceeds go to charity. Find out more at the Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198895993457931

When I was thinking about what I wanted to paint it was important for me to create a design that I would actually wear.  I also wanted to paint something with a typography theme choosing names of characters from the story Alice In Wonderland. I wanted to feature the main lettering ‘White Rabbit’ as bright and bold. Then I added some ‘supporting text’ as subtle design-y looking shapes instead of being recognizable as text.  The light blue text says ‘Jabberwocky’.  (You can see the in progress pics here and here.)

Art Show: Seven @ Ayden Gallery

Ayden Gallery is hosting a show called ‘Seven’ next month, in celebration of their 7th anniversary! Over 50 artists will add their personal touch to TOMS shoes. TOMS is a very noble shoe company: “With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.” Some of the big names in the show are: Ben Tour, Camilla d’Errico, Lani Imre, Kristian Adam, Mandy Tsung, Peter Ricq, Peter Taylor and Peeta. The shoes will be on display and up for auction through the month of February. All proceeds go to charity. More info in this article.

Ayden has asked me to participate in the show! Here are a few shots of my TOMS shoes. I chose to work with my size; Women’s size 7. You can see I’m adding the base colour in the top right-hand pic. More sneak peeks coming soon… 😀