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Weird Holiday Foods

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I was commissioned to illustrate a Weird Holiday Foods article for my local newspaper The Portland Mercury. Illustration, food, editorial, newspaper, magazine, foodie, food illustration, gouache, photoshop, handpainted, holiday, christmas, winter, https://www.portlandmercury.com/the-holiday-food-drink-spectacular/2018/11/22/24732659/holiday-foods-are-the-weirdest-foods-holiday-foods-are-the-worst-foods

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illustration of Personal project illustrating lots of fruits and veggies with gouache and finished in Illustrator and Photoshop. 
fruit, vegetables, foodie, food illustration, berries, figs, tomato, strawberry, digital collage, photoshop, illustrator, hand painting, gouache, pen and ink
illustration of Personal project illustrating lots of fruits and veggies with gouache and finished in Illustrator and Photoshop. 
fruit, vegetables, foodie, food illustration, cookbook, watermelon, orange, lemon, lime, cantaloupe, broccoli, kiwi, blueberry, asparagus, recipe, wallpaper, digital collage, photoshop, illustrator, hand painting, gouache, pen and ink
illustration of Personal project illustrating lots of fruits and veggies with gouache and finished in Illustrator and Photoshop. 
fruit, vegetables, foodie, food illustration, cookbook, beets, cherries, cherry, radish, wallpaper, digital collage, photoshop, illustrator, hand painting, gouache, pen and ink
illustration of Holiday Foods Are the Weirdest Foods. Holiday Foods Are the Worst Foods. Interior illustration for my local newspaper The Portland Mercury. 
Illustration, food, editorial, newspaper, magazine, foodie, food illustration, gouache, photoshop,  handpainted, holiday, christmas, winter, 
https://www.portlandmercury.com/the-holiday-food-drink-spectacular/2018/11/22/24732659/holiday-foods-are-the-weirdest-foods-holiday-foods-are-the-worst-foods
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animation of Santa is a very talented guy! He juggles so many things - presents, the reindeer, world wide travel!   Great for use on websites, products for children like books, wrapping paper, greeting cards, textiles, fabric and more!
illustration of Santa is a very talented guy! He juggles so many things - presents, the reindeer, world wide travel!   Great for use on websites, products for children like books, wrapping paper, greeting cards, textiles, fabric and more!
illustration of Portrait in a personal series of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Handlettered quotes. Painted with gouache and finished in Photoshop. 
Handlettering, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Red, justice, lettering, quotes, painting, hand painted, pattern, decorative, editorial, magazine, portrait, celebrity
illustration of Boy in a Barbershop was created with pen and ink and collage letters. I illustrated a poem by Philip Levine, To a Child Trapped in a Barbershop.  Pen and Ink, Collage, Black and White, Razor, shave, haircut, boy, scissors, trapped, linework,barbershop, haircut, ink, cut paper, ink wash
illustration of I met Wilsey at an orphanage in Kenya and we did a series of portraits of all the kids to print in a book.  We interviewed all of the children. The original works of art were given to the children to keep. Josie Man was the director of the non-profit Soulfari Kenya who I traveled with. Cut paper, portrait, watercolor, texture, boy, African, Simple , Drawing, butterfly, pilot, dream, student, orphan, orphanage
illustration of Series of drawings I started while my boyfriend looks for records. We visit a lot of record stores. 
Black and white, record, record store, plants, stacks,  environment, shopping, Color, colored pencil, travel, shopping, line drawing
illustration of Series of drawings I started while my boyfriend looks for records. We visit a lot of record stores. 

record, record store, plants, stacks, environment, shopping, Color, colored pencil, travel, shopping, line drawing, Editorial, environment, botanical, plants, green, digital,
illustration of Series of colored pencil drawings created digitally.

plants, stacks, flowers, floral, environment, Color, colored pencil, travel, shopping, line drawing, Editorial, environment, botanical, plants, green, digital,
illustration of Series of drawings I started while my boyfriend looks for records. We visit a lot of record stores. 
Black and white, record, record store, plants, stacks,  environment, shopping, pen and ink, black and white, line drawing
illustration of Do More of What Makes You Happy, pattern design, type, hand lettering, typography,  Pink, black and white, Inspirational, pattern, water color, ink, Gouache
illustration of Image depicting my feeling as I go into 2018. Hands, Type, Typography, Words, illustration, digital, 2018, editorial, photoshop, color illustration, lifework,
illustration of Digital Collage using photographs and my own drawings. Hand, flower, floral, key, bright nature, arm, bright, colorful, burst, zinnia, daisy, artery, palm, stripes, blue, orange, psychedelic
illustration of I only have eyes for you image for Valentine's day Greeting Card.  Eyes, Doily, Lace, Eye, Heart
illustration of Swarm of Bees! Watercolor, digital, illustrator, pattern , pattern design, brown, yellow, black, swarm, ink, pen and ink, bumblebee, gouache,
illustration of Gouache and colored pencil paintings. These were used to create embroidery designs. 
Gouache, watercolor, grid, yellow, green, orange, butterfly, painting,
illustration of Embroidered Illustration for Hudson Valley Seed Co seed packet. Featuring the story of the Stinging Nettle. Embroidery, storytelling, stitching, seed packet, packaging, Fabric, Watercolor
illustration of Embroidered artwork for Seed Packet with Hudson Valley Seed Co. (http://hudsonvalleyseed.com/stinging-nettle.html)   thread, embroidery, stinging nettle, stitch, crown, swan, texture, publishing, plant, herb,  herbal, medicinal, book cover, editorial, storytelling, earth, plant, needle
illustration of Embroidery on printed fabric looking up through the forest. Embroidery, thread, stitch, french knot, sky, forest, green, nature, texture
illustration of Photo digitally printed on fabric and embroidered. 

Mt Hood, mountain, embroidery, ski, slope, thread, burst, pastel, black and white, snow, reflective, outside, stripes, neon, travel, environment, texture, pattern, photo , photography
illustration of Embroidery and fabric collage using photographs of Beach in Oregon. 

Haystack Rock, beach, oregon, mountain, embroidery, thread, pastel, black and white, sand,outside,  travel, environment, texture, pattern, photo, photography, fabric, stitch
illustration of Embroidered and Beaded hand. Hand was traced from an orphan in Kenya.  Hand, pink, red, heart, bead, beaded, embroidery, stitch, thread, pattern, repeat, woodgrain, arm, love
illustration of Artwork created for a group show, Day of the Dead, using only thread.   

Embroidery, thread, painting, skull, flowers, floral, color, botanicals, Day of the Dead, death, dia de la muertos, black and white, stitch, lace, pattern, flower, sewing, people, portrait
illustration of Artwork created for a group show, Day of the Dead, using only thread.   

Embroidery, thread, painting, skull, flowers, floral, color, botanicals, Day of the Dead, death, dia de la muertos, black and white, stitch, lace, pattern, flower, sewing, people, portrait
illustration of Illustrations for soda packaging. Art direction and graphic design/ package design by Steve Jarvis.
https://www.drinkshrub.com/store/

Soda, packaging, beverage, orange, lemongrass, mint, coconut, illustration, line, linear, illustrator, digital

Profile

Amy L. Frazer is an illustrator, pattern and product designer living and dreaming in Portland, OR. She specializes in creating digitally manipulated images from her traditional drawings and paintings. Trained as a fine artist and illustrator at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), she spent over 15 years working as a product designer at small and large companies such as Galerie Au Chocolat, Old Navy and spent 11 years at Nike. She now works as a full time freelance artist in Portland. She specializes in watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, pattern design, Illustrator and Photoshop, embroidery and collage and loves to combine these techniques to create something fresh. She is interested in creating art for almost any application including food and beverage packaging, magazine and newspaper editorials, toys and games, lettering, interior decoration, home décor, book covers and interior illustrations, the list goes on forever! Her goal is to create artwork and patterns that her clients can utilize to bring their products and stories to life. Amy brings with her years of product creation experience and professionalism. Through her work she tries to capture the beauty of the world around us and embellish it with her personal mark making.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Animation, Black & White, Collage, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Holidays, Landscape, Licensing, Medical, Nature, Packaging, People, Portrait, Product, Romance, Science, Still Life, Textiles, Toys & Games, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Feminine, Spiritual, Environmental, Surface Design