I’m Jillian (Ailsa) Thalman - a Toronto-based, self-taught illustrator. I have a deep love for myth, folk-art and symbols, which influence a lot of what I do. I specialize in playful children’s illustration and editorial pieces. I have also participated in a number of live art-making competitions and private events. I work primarily in watercolour and pencil crayon, occasionally digital and dabble in collage.
Select clients include: Montblanc, the Globe and Mail, the CBC, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
I’m available for all types of work, including:
· Children’s and young adult’s book illustrations
· Editorial pieces for magazines and online publications
· Promotional and marketing materials
· Live art-making events
· Individual commissions