Thursday, August 21, 2014

Parisian Floral Textile Prints

Below is my textile collection I exhibited at last weeks's NYC Printsource show. I'm really happy with how they turned out!

Pattern Peek

Here is a peek at some patterns I have illustrated and designed in watercolor. More to come!

Target Neon Florals

I illustrated & designed a series of nine cards for Target, inspired by the season's neon palette & fabric-like textures. Below are a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoy! Available in stores now!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bronze Winner of American Greetings Fine Art Show

I'm so excited! My Pool Side watercolor painting won the 3rd place award at the American Greetings 35th Fine Art Show at Spaces Gallery. Please see more about my piece here.

Press Release:
American Greetings 35th Fine Arts Show is a juried exhibition featuring the personal works of American Greetings artists and writers. An annual Cleveland tradition, this show is a testament to the artistic and literary talent of one of the largest and most prolific creative studios in the world, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. This exhibition allows Cleveland to recognize the personal inspiration and creative mastery displayed by American Greetings professionals.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hand Lettered Easter Illustrations

 I had the pleasure of hand lettering and illustrating this new Easter card series for American Greetings!

In store Easter Promo for American Greetings 2014.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Line & Wash Gallery Show

Pool Side
Ali Kurzejawatercolor, 8"x8"

Sofia Drives A Scooter
Ali Kurzeja, watercolor & graphite, 8"x 8"

A few of my framed pieces.

Judy is a Punk
Ali Kurzeja, watercolor 
Top three pieces: Untitled by Cannady Chapman,
Bottom photo: Line & Wash showing at the Creative Gallery. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 cards

A cute series of four cards I illustrated for Target. The whale and bumble bee are my faves!

A jumble bike pattern I made for American Greetings.

Fashion Illustration Sketch

A lunch break fashion illustration in the works. Watercolor & graphite.

Friday, November 1, 2013


These paintings were inspired by the season's trendy Aztec patterns and my longing for Spring time blooms. I entered them into Element Eden's Art Search on Pinterest. Check it out here!
watercolor & graphite 
Close up

watercolor, graphite & a little photoshop

Friday, October 11, 2013

In Between Here & There Opening Reception!

During the cold winter months when I was reminiscing of past trips to warm destinations, I asked my fellow artist friends (as well as wave buddies) to do a surf themed art show with me. Our vision finally came to light on a warm summer's eve at Artful Living Gallery. Check out the photos from our opening below! P.S. Our closing reception will be held this Sunday, October 13th at Root Cafe.

The artists: Brian Willse, Billy Delfs, myself, & Ben Haehn

Gordon Square's Artful Living Gallery. Special thanks to owner Karen Masters for a great event!

Getting things started.

Jesse Michael Barr (of the Middle Rats & Max Power) serenading the crowd.

Our show!

Close up of my piece, My temple.
Billy Delf's's beautiful photography to the left & my surfer girl paintings along the right. See more of Billy's work here.
My piece, Live in the Sunshine.
My piece, From Sand to Sea. Watercolor 20X30.
My photo squares mixed with Ben's Collages.
One of my watercolor landscapes.

The wonderful work of Ben Haehn.

More of Ben's paintings.

A collection of lovely designs by Brian Willse.

Willse family portrait!

Ladies & gents

My parents & I.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Dads in Hawaiian shirts.

Gal pals.

Benj & I