art at birdies
Explore the vibrant works of art at Birdies Eats & Drinks, where the laid-back atmosphere and playful sense of nostalgia are captured in the artistry of this collection by local Canadians. As you scroll through these pages you will be introduced to local BC artists whose artwork truly embodies the Birdies sunny attitude. Check out the full artist profiles & backgrounds here.
All of our featured local art is inspired by good times. We want you to feel transported to the beaches of the West Coast; think sunshine, fun times, and laid back living. You can find all these art pieces in our restaurant at Birdies! Come in and check them out for yourselves.
“I don’t know how to ride [a] skateboard, but every time I go to Venice beach, I’m in awe at those who ride
the concrete wave.” This series is purely coincidental but captures a moment in time, the true artists
themselves (the riders) as they carve the cement with their wheels…”
“Both of my images showcased within Birdies were shot in Palm Springs and I was so inspired by the dry
desolate landscape; being born in the West Coast where everything is so rainy and green and vibrant, the
dessert landscape truly inspired a creative eye within me and the story of the desert unfolded.”
Nada is a Vancouver-based illustrator who’s love of graphic novels, campiness, knick knacks, and nostalgia is a major source of inspiration in her work, which is characterized by a blend of tongue-in-cheek humour and bold colours. Her art often makes use of unexpected juxtapositions as she explores nostalgia, and the joy found in simple objects.
Ali Bruce is a Vancouver based illustrator and tattoo artist. Her work consists of mural painting, making unique art pieces, and graphic illustration for brands small and large. She loves learning new artistic hobbies to apply to her practice, and hopes to paint more walls in the near future.
ALFONSO DE LA CRUZ
“I learned to play with colour and composition at an early age; my mother is an interior designer and I grew up looking at Charles Eames and Herman Miller catalogues almost everyday. I was also raised by my great grandmother who would tell me all sorts of stories daily and I was intrigued by storytelling from that point on.”
In bold, flat colours, Sean Jantzi’s paintings speak through a language of contemporary pop, where playful connotations act like advertisements for the good life… there is a thread of nostalgia and a laid-back atmosphere that runs through his entire body of work.
Sandra Lowe is a photographer from Vancouver who has recently moved to LA. The sun and diverse culture in the big city are her most current inspirations. There is something to be captured with every turn, from the streets of Hollywood Blvd to the salmon pink skies of the desert.