Hamilton visual artist Lindsay van Ekelenburg’s immediately recognizable body of work is a distinctive addition to the artistic landscape of illustration. Her unique style utilizes the softness of watercolour and ink line-work to explore a broad range of themes and subjects, frequently centring the everyday power and beauty of women and nature while imbuing these subjects with a soft touch of magic. Her mastery of capturing the tension between the world as we see it and the world of imagination sets her work apart.
Lindsay has also done illustration and design work for many local bands, small businesses and NGOs in Ontario, including work with The Aids Network and Pride Hamilton organizations. She has also done book cover illustrations, and has allowed her art to be used for fundraising campaigns. She works hard to help promote and spread messages of inclusivity, diversity and positivity though her work, especially in the LGBT community.
On her down time, she can often be spotted sitting out under a tree, drawing all the life that surrounds her, longing to capture the feeling of nostalgia of growing up in Muskoka.