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Wilderness, Wildlife, Art and Design

Whether I am painting on a mountaintop, in my garden or at my studio, my foremost passion lies in nature and the wild animals that live there.

The same holds true when I‘m doing an illustration or designing a brochure. Although I have worked on many corporate and commercial accounts over the years, I now focus mainly on designing and creating images for non-profits, specializing in bears and bear smart education.

Recently my passion has led me to graduate "with honours' as a wildlife technician, from Selkirk College's Recreation, Fish and Wildlife program.

Check out these sites for more: A Gallery, Media and Bear Smart Store

Mid-Day Heat painting

Mid-Day Heat - 36" x 36" - Acrylic on canvas

Drips, dots and spatters merge and mingle to create striking contemporary landscapes with spontanious colour play.

Visit my page at the Points North Gallery, here>>

Midnight Watch black bear

Midnight Watch - 36" x 36" - Acrylic on canvas

"Kirkaldy's bears radiate energy; her unconventional approach helps these magnificent creatures attain iconic stature".

Art’s Joyce, BC poet, journalist and article>>

Campground bear cartoon

Campground Bear - Pen and ink and photoshop

Our Bear Smart online store offers several products using Evelyn Kirkaldy's designs and illustrations.

Get Bear Smart Society....browse store>>

Bear Smart art and more>>

Brushes, Palette Knives, Pencils, & Stir Sticks

Throughout my art career, I have created works in a multitude of styles, media and tools - oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastel, pencils, pen and ink, brushes, palette knives and even painter’s stir sticks....view styles gallery>>

In my latest landscape paintings, acrylic paint is applied solely using painter's stir sticks. Without the limitations of a brush, I can work quickly, mingling drips, dots and spatters to express light, colour and movement all at the same time. Spontaneity and a deep connection with the natural world are fundamental to my creativity....see available paintings>>

This style is fun and expressive. Obviously Jackson Pollack is one of my influences, as are a number of Impressionist and Expressionist painters, but my favourites by far are Vincent Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt.


Dreams of Summer painting

Dreams of Summer - 48" x 36" - Acrylic on canvas

Art Direction, Illustration and Graphic Design

If you are looking for a designer with good listening and communication skills, unbridled creativity, one who strives for excellence and has a strong work ethic, I’m your person. Plus….I can draw and I meet deadlines!

I have nurtured many a project, from concept, layout, through the design stage and on to the final print-ready product, from logos to business cards, brochures, signage and lots more. I have decades of experience and lots of happy clients....go to galleries>>

Bad Pauls Restaurant sign

Hanging Sign for Revelstoke Restaurant