Welcome to Wiseacres Studio, the little company that sprang from the sleep-deprived mind of a former film industry art director. While working waaay too late one evening, the final image required to finish a project could not be found, and a (wine o'clock inspired) aha! moment followed (once the cursing subsided). Out came the sketchbook and the artwork began to flow. At first from necessity, but later for... fun.
ArtnerDluxe is the alter-ego of Vancouver area illustrator and designer Kerri Elliott. Her licensed artwork graces a wide variety of products worldwide including textiles, stationery, fashion, books, home decor and much more. Licensees include Winners / HomeSense / Marshalls, Michael's, and Echo Park Paper Co. She is one of the original artwork contributors to online DIY design juggernaut Canva, and currently has a large body of work on the platform.
Kerri is inspired by many different things, but eclectic decor, folk art, beach life, vintage ephemera, and Mama Nature are some of her favourite Muses. She loves to work in pen and ink, graphite, gouache, watercolour and occasionally oils. New twists on traditional seasonal themes are a favourite area of interest. She is a graduate of post-secondary programs in visual arts, graphic design and 2D/3D animation.
When not working in her mountain view studio in British Columbia's beautiful Fraser Valley, you may find her beachcombing with furry friend Z, hunting for vintage treasures around town, or bombing around on her retro cruiser ebike... but never too far from a beach.
Thank you for stopping by, please check back often for new work.
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”