The above posters and T-shirt mock-ups were created for the Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation (VPA) in Sherwood, Oregon. I created the Once on this Island (OOTI) poster first and painted the tree in illustrator and the sunset in photoshop. Then I thought, "Why not try to step away from the computer with the next poster?" So I painted the background with an actual brush and watercolor then scanned it in. It was nerve-racking because I didn't know if the VPA would like it. They loved it and I was so relieved and excited at the same time.
While we lived in Oregon, I joined the VPA as a designer, but also as an alto in the Sherwood Chorale, one of the many choir families in the VPA. They provided two creative outlets for me to thoroughly enjoy. I miss them very much but am so glad to be able to work with them remotely.