Dalyce Crossley is a self taught artist who loves illustration, painting, hand-lettering, and writing encouraging bits of magic. She was born in western Alberta, at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. In 1990, she relocated to the beautiful Cowichan Valley on southern Vancouver Island, where she currently lives and works in her home studio.
December Studio Art is the creative brand Dalyce developed in 2012 after she set out to re-stake her claim as an artist. In the past 6 years, Dalyce has carved out a unique style of art that is graphic and bold, using organic shapes and bright cheerful colours alongside whimsical characters and interesting compositions. Her illustration work is a digital collage of hand-drawn and painted bits that are coloured and composed using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Her original paintings are acrylic on canvas, wood or art board and she loves to combine thick paint with highly contrasting colours in abstract flourishes of the brush. Her lettering is mainly comprised of sumi brush and ink strokes in an organic and flowing style; she sometimes letters with pencil and ink in a more illustrative and deliberate manner.
I believe art has the power to bring light into a sometimes sad and dark world—and that is my mission—I am a light maker . I paint words to encourage us all to KEEP GOING through the tough moments. I draw animals to remind us of our connection to nature and our inner power. I paint colourful abstract pieces to teach us that life doesn't always make sense in the ways we've been taught they should. I create and I share because my super power is to help and to heal. I want anyone who connects with my work to know, deep in their souls, that they are WORTHY, IMPORTANT AND CAPABLE. My greatest hope is to leave some mark on the world that shines with joy, hope, and unbreakable spirit.
Life is messy; art helps me make sense of the chaos.