Stephanie Simpson Illustration draws her inspiration from the local environment, like city landmarks, Rocky Mountain scenes, and animals found in different parts of Canada. Stephanie prints and cuts all of her illustrated prints herself using archival papers and inks. She first started making in 2015 and will be joining us for her first Bison on the December weekend! You can find Stephanie's work progressing on instagram (@stephanie.illustrates) and read on down below to see what inspires Stephanie to draw!
Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
SSI: To me, it means being part of such a generous community – of inclusive makers and artists who are keen to share what they know, and of individuals, businesses, and institutions that are excited to support the incredible work being made in the city.
Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
SSI: Alberta-y things (landmarks, mountains, bison), old travel artwork, and kids’ books (a hotbed of illustration talent!).
Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
SSI: A set of animal notecards by Gabe Wong. Giving them away was painful!
Do yourself a favour and swing on by Stephanie's shop before seeing her work in person this weekend here: www.etsy.com/shop/stephsimpsonphoto and read on down below to see what other accomplishments Steph has been up to!
My work was included in the Edmonton Made gift catalogue, and was included in an associated installation in the Gibson Block space back in September. There’s a short article about my working being in the catalogue (alongside other Bisoneers!) here: Edmonton Arts Council article