Amy Frank
Changing Seasons
Mystic Beach
Owl & Frog
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Amy Frank is a visual artist and writer from Victoria, B.C. Canada. Her work began in her teens as a coping technique when living with un-diagnosed bipolar disorder. She’s in her early 30’s now and although she’s been stable for years, her art has continued to blossom.


Amy works predominantly in pen and ink augmented with coloured pencils. Her trademark art style is recognized by her mixing patterns with colourful images. This style evolved unknowingly out of her need to bring emotional balance to her fluctuating moods. 


The feelings of creativity Amy experiences while making art can be overwhelming, becoming over stimulated when playing with composition and colour. In contrast, the repetitive patterns she creates place her into a meditative state, relieving the over stimulation into a stream of quiet thought. She combines the patterns with colourful images in each of her pieces to incorporate this balance.


Amy successfully turned her passion and coping technique into an art business in 2011.   Since then, she's had both visual and written works published. In 2014, Amy won a Heart Award for her website and its effective advocacy for those with mental illness. In 2015, she added public speaking on the topic of her art and mental illness into her repertoire. 


Through Amy's artwork, writing, public speaking and website, she candidly shares her personal story to help promote understanding and empathy around the growing global issue of mental illness.


Tel: 1-250-514-3351 

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The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. 


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