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My Studio in Hamilton Magazine February 25th, 2014

So nice to be included in Hamilton Magazine’s art feature with so many talented artists including my good friend Christina Sealey. Photo of my studio by the talented Jeff Tessier. Check out his site for more artist studio shots.

Jacqui Oakley's Studio - Photo by Jeff Tessier for Hamilton Magazine

Jacqui Oakley's Studio - Photo by Jeff Tessier for Hamilton Magazine

Jacqui Oakley's Studio - Photo by Jeff Tessier for Hamilton Magazine

Speaking at Creative South! January 15th, 2014

Excited that Jamie Lawson and I will be teaming up for a talk at Creative South in Columbus, Georgia in April and with such a great group of designers! Hope to see some of you there. Here’s a little bit about it:

Creative South is one of the premier art and design events in the Southeast. It started four years ago as a grassroots event. Unlike any other conference, Creative South prides itself in nurturing personal design conversations with the creative community at all levels. It’s far more than just a networking event. With expanded educational workshops this year, more music and entertainment, the 2014 event will draw an even greater crowd.

Creative South exposes creative and marketing professionals, business people, and students to key speakers on the subject of branding and design in the digital era. It’s a showcase of cutting-edge design and arts trends, but served up on a Southern tablecloth.

CreativeSouth -  Jacqui Oakley Illustration

CreativeSouth Speakers - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Waxworks Records Covers December 12th, 2013

Thrilled that my husband Jamie Lawson (from Poly Studio) and I are teaming up with the incredible Waxwork Records to do the art for classic horror soundtrack LP covers! It’s going to be awesome to collaborate together on something so near and dear to our hearts.

Waxwork Records is the label behind the amazing, ghoulish-green Re-Animator vinyl soundtrack by Richard Band, John Harrison’s classic 1985 score to Romero’s Day of the Dead & the soon to be out Rosemary’s Baby soundtrack by Christopher Komeda. We have the first two and can’t wait to get out hands on Rosemary’s Baby. That sounds a tad strange doesn’t it? The Day of the Dead & Rosemary’s Baby package features art by Jay Shaw & the Re-Animator art is by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. We can’t wait to join the ranks of this talented team.


Here’s a little sneak peek of my painting process so far. What film might this be?

WAXWORK - Jacqui Oakley - Painting Process

Here’s the striking Day of the Dead art and design by Jay Shaw:

Waxworks Records - Day of the Dead - Jay Shaw

Check out the stunning colours of this vinyl.

Waxworks Records - Day of the Dead - Jay ShawWaxworks Records - Day of the Dead - Jay Shaw

Art for the 1985 horror film, Re-Animator created by Ghoulish Gary Pullin with contains a massive 18″ x 24″ full color poster of his eye-catching cover art. This totally captures the vibe of the film.

Waxworks Records - Re-Animator - Ghoulish Gary Pullin

Waxworks Records - Re-Animator - Ghoulish Gary Pullin

Up next is the haunting score for Rosemary’s Baby with cover art by Jay Shaw which you can pre-order now at Waxwork Records.

Rosemary's Baby - Waxworks Records

Waxworks Records - Rosemary's Baby - Jay Shaw

Print Holiday Sale! November 18th, 2013

HOLIDAY PRINT SALE – 20% off all the prints in my shop until Nov 30th! Just use the code 2013HOLIDAYSALE at the checkout in my Etsy shop.

Prints - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Whale print - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

A great way to kick off the month ahead, the great people at Nook (mainly Julia Brekenreid, Steve Wilson and sometime collaborator Jen Hsieh) have planned two events to bring you original work and objects that inspire. The Illustration community in Toronto is packed with incredible talent & here’s an event showing off the great work, so do come and see what’s available and bring friends!

Friday December 6th will be the art show & the print sale will run on the Friday night 6-11pm and through to Saturday December 7th 11am-6pm. They’ll be lots of great prints and artwork to buy for holiday gifts or a treat just for yourself! At these sales I never make any profit since I’m always buying up the great art from my fellow illustrators.

Nook is located at 156 Augusta Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2L4 in Kensington Market.

Nook holiday show - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Here’s a selection of a few of the prints that’ll be on sale at the Nook sale. I’ll be bringing most that are in my Etsy shop and there will be deals!

Woodpecker - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Nook holiday sale - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Gorilla Print - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Whale print - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Carnitas print - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Lion print - Jacqui Oakley Illustration