Look who scampered into the gallery. It’s Green Bun Squirrel! She is forever sophisticated in her gold evening gown, green upswept hairdo with matching necklace, and white gloves. She’s also a misfit – strange and uniquely beautiful, hiding behind an animated persona.
A sister squirrel called Romance Squirrel. She lives for romance and castles in the sky.
She is forever living in a magical world where dreams do come true.
(This painting is available for sale at the Victoria Emerging Art Gallery).
Steam Punk Squirrel has adopted the style of 19th century sci-fi romance and sensibilities.
He can also be found on the cover of a novel by Flemish author Bart Koubaa called
De Brooklynclub (Querido Publishing), 2012.
All Images Are © Carollyne Yardley
Carollyne Yardley Artist Bio
Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Carollyne Yardley completed two years in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she completed a double major in Psychology and History in Art.
Most recently, she has taken art classes at the Victoria College of Art and studied with Tony Ryder at The Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Since 1997, she has been the founder, business owner and creative director of a software application & web development company which provided her with a strong foundation in the visual communications industry.
In September 2010, Carollyne launched her new business as a visual artist, and began to remove the mask of technology to emerge as her true self, standing with her hands on her hips, yelling and laughing at the squirrels in her yard.
Her paintings are in private and corporate collections, and three galleries in Victoria, BC. Carollyne’s images have also been licensed for book covers and wine labels. If you are a retailer, licensee, or manufacturer and would like to inquire about licensing imagery for prints, cards, clothing, toys and merchandise, please visit my website.
Blog / Website: http://www.carollyne.com