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"Expect to be surprised 2" Illustrated by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Girl with the ladybug wallpaper. All of my designs for CAN were made in Illustrator. Reference photos were used of the neighborhood kids. I took liberties with the images to give it personality." - Lyla PaakkanenLyla Paakkanen presently lives...


"Expect to be surprised 3" Illustrated by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Surprised girl with the cupcake wallpaper. All of my designs were made in Illustrator. I used photos of the neighbor kids as reference and used artistic liberties to give the figure personality." - Lyla PaakkanenLyla Paakkanen presently lives and...


Vote for the Water by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I took this picture of the Stanislaus River. It was still beautiful but alarming low. The drought in California had reduced mighty rivers to standing pools and trickles." - Lyla PaakkanenLyla Paakkanen presently lives and works in Sacramento, California...


"Expect to be surprised 1" Illustrated by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Surprised boy with fish wallpaper. All of my designs for CAN were created with Illustrator. For this design, I used photos of the neighbor kids that I took liberties to alter for the design and character." - Lyla PaakkanenLyla...


Community Gardens by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Community gardens are one of the best ways to bring people together. It teaches team work, work with immediate benefits, the wonder of seeing things grow and everyone feels useful and productive. You can grow a garden anywhere. It...


Ebbetts Pass, Pacific Crest Trail by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"The Pacific Crest Trail runs from Mexico to Canada along the crest of the mountains in California, Oregon, and Washington, 2,663 mi (4,286 km) long. It received official status under the National Trails System Act of 1968." - Lyla...


Old Spanish National Historic Trail by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"The Old Spanish National Historic Trail supported commerce between Sate Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California. Kane Springs, Utah was an important stop along the way that provided travelers rest and refreshment on an otherwise long, dusty route."...


Vote for the Fish by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"With the severe drought conditions in California water in lakes and rivers shrank to appalling low levels. The fish in some of those waterways are dying because of the low water levels. Water is the essence of life. The...


Vote for the Trees by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I took this picture of a meadow in the Calavaras Big Trees State Park in California. The beauty of the scene was marred however, by the fact that some big that had lived for hundreds of years are now...


Pony Express National Historic Trail by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Sacramento, CA was the last stop for the Pony Express riders in 1860. The riders were young, no older than 18, and face dangerous conditions on their sprint, that ran 10 days or less, from St. Joseph, MO to...


Diversity Equals Unity by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement America is a collections of very diverse people, all with their own stories and cultural backgrounds. The thing that makes this United States of America so great is the fact that we are so united in our diversity....


Get Out The Vote! by Lyla Paakkanen
from $ 19.99

Artist Statement"Halloween is my favorite holiday, but this year I know that I won't have to get dressed up to vote!" - Lyla PaakkanenLyla Paakkanen lives in Sacramento, where the Pony Express ended its route. She is a freelance artist...


Rainbow Pride by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement The rainbow symbol can symbolize the LGBTQ cause, but the heart is a symbol of love. I wanted to play with both of these symbols in a design for LGBTQ rights. The love, symbolized in the heart, is...


Running Partner by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement My sister runs marathons and she has always had her dogs to run with her. I decided to paint her and her running partner, Kirby, a rescued dalmatian. Kirby has been slowing down lately as he ages. But...


A Big Thumbs Up for the Vote! by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"President Obama asked us to, Don't Boo, Vote!", but it is Hillary Clinton that is giving it the big thumbs up!" - Lyla PaakkanenLyla Paakkanen lives in Sacramento, where the Pony Express ended its route. She is a freelance...


Dragon Trust by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Knowing that my son loves the dragons that I draw, I created an image of a dragon in a chance encounter with two other beings, a fairy and a princess warrior. I gave the dragon hair and wings, being...


Pride by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement To have pride in who you are, to stand up for what you believe in takes courage. To love yourself first, before you can love those who hate you for who you are takes courage. I thought about...


Wear Orange by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"If hunters wear this orange to be more visible while hunting, then I wanted to portray a figure wearing the safety orange color. I liked the design aspect of the arms crossed in front of the body, a stop,...


Curious Raccoon by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I had originally drawn this image after I had discovered raccoons climbing over the fence at night to eat the cat food that I was leaving out for the feral cats. We live in an urban area, and we...


Growing Green by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I was playing around with some foliage shapes in an effort to illustrate the idea of growing and abundance. The idea was a play on the word 'stop' in the 'We Stop At Zero' title, against go of living...


Family World by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I wanted to illustrate a family looking to a hopeful future for a poster for, "A World without Nuclear Weapons. This family, hand-in-hand, is in silhouette against the dawning of a new day. I used a fifties, comic book...


Farewell Obama by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"It is with a heavy heart that we would have to say goodby to a president who has been so beloved by so many. I imagined him walking off of the stage of his office, not into obscurity, but...


Running with the Pack by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"This illustration is a second variation of my first drawing of the Run with the Pack picture.. Since each wolf in the first composition was created individually, I thought that I would try to see what another composition would...


Stop Gun Violence by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"When I first thought about a design for this campaign, the image that came to mind was of a cartoon scene of a gun being plugged and blowing up with the muzzle curdled back like a flower. I wanted...


Our Faces by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Women hold the key to perpetuating a family line and so each woman is beautiful in her own right. We celebrate their similarities and differences as members of the diversity in the human race. I tried to depict those...


Humanity by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I had thought about the concept of using the figure and the pose of da Vinci's Vitruvian Man against the radiation symbol, but rendered with the skeletal details inside. The da Vinci figure was originally created with the ideal...


Child's View by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I used to work at the Los Angeles Children's Museum where I was in charge of an ethnic exhibit and a children's gallery. We would get art from different outside organizations. One day I got a proposal for an...


Point Reyes by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"My sister and brother-in-law took a driving trip from Colorado to California to explore some sights and see relatives along the way. After stopping to see us in Sacramento, they wanted to drive up the coast to see their...


Wolves by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement "I've drawn a lot of mammals that live in California, but I've never drawn a wolf until now. Technically there are no wild wolves in California since the 1940's when the last wolf was killed in a government...


Thank a Teacher by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement I knew that I wanted to create an image of children being read to, but it took a few attempts to figure out the composition and details.This illustration was painted in watercolor. Reading is the most fundamental skill...


Unity = Equality by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"America is a collections of very diverse people, all with their own stories and cultural backgrounds. The thing that makes this United States of America so great is the fact that we are so united in our diversity. Children...


Far from the Madding Crowd by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I love romantic stories, but this one, by Thomas Hardy, is about more than the love between two people. It was written in the 1874, but revised in 1895 and again in 1901, during a time when women began...


Vote the Water by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"The sea turtle has existed on our planet for 110 million years, but with the influence of modern humans, nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as Endangered. Slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles...


Vote the Air by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"When I was sketching out ideas for this campaign, I had wanted to make a statement for the air that we all breath. Everything is affected by the air that envelops our planet, but I wanted to represent the...


Biscayne Above and Below by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"Although all of the National Parks and Monuments are remarkable, and all are worth visiting, I wanted to create a poster for Biscayne National Park. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is...


Vote the Earth by Lyla Paakkanen
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Artist Statement"I choose to illustrate the dandelion because it is tenacious and it represents all of the things that a healthy soil and plants can provide. The dandelion can grow in the most difficult conditions, but offers multiple benefits to...