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Fine Artist & Illustrator

About the Artist

Karly Ireland  is an illustrative artist that specializes in painting, design and background art for animation and book illustration. Originally from the quaint fishing village of Fox Point, Nova Scotia, she spent 8 years studying Animation in Toronto. Karly completed her Animation Diploma at Max The Mutt Animation School in 2010 and since then has been a full time artist with projects such as The Wild Kratts Series (PBS/Netflix)  Pound Puppies (Hasbro), Fugget About It (9story Entertainment), Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Fred Roger’s Company, PBS), Pirate’s Passage (CBC) as well as freelance illustrating children's books and video game design.  Having a career that was for the most part all digitally based, she followed her dream of moving to the Rocky Mountains to be a landscape painter and work for one of the local art galleries located in Jasper Alberta. Karly spent the next ten years working for Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Jasper and became a valued member of the Jasper Artists Guild and Gallery. In 2018 Karly began teaching art classes for both galleries and started her own side business teaching acrylic and watercolor painting classes.Karly now resides in the town of Valemount B.C and is excited to be offering fine art classes in both Jasper National Park and the surrounding Robson Valley Area.

 Original Paintings

Living in the Canadian Rockies for most of my life I have always been moved by mountains, water and wildlife. Below is a collection of my most recent works, most are acrylic on canvas and I also enjoy working in watercolours. Currently I am represented by the Jasper Artists Guild Gallery, Tekarra Colour Lab, Friends of Jasper Tourism Center, The Hinton Art Club and the Valemount Tourism Center.

Digital Illustration

I have been working in the digital art medium for over a decade. I like to use this medium for book illustration, graphic design, animation and have even printed a series of limited edition reproductions of canvas or paper. The end result is a perfectly vectorized image that can be applied to print making, clothing design, web design or art for your home.

Background Painting
for Animation - Wild Kratts Series

Background Painting for Animation
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood