An Illustrated Guide on Galiano Island
This illustrated guidebook is inspired by Lauren’s favourite place on earth, Galiano Island. Lauren has been visiting Galiano ever since her family bought their cabin, eighteen years ago. Galiano is part of the Southern Gulf Islands located between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The lush forests, beautiful ocean scenery, and vast wildlife have constantly inspired Lauren to illustrate every aspect of the island.
For the past two years, Lauren has been researching, brainstorming, sketching, writing, and creating the work for the first two chapters of her guidebook. Throughout her research, Lauren discovered that many guidebooks to islands and destinations only included writing and very minimal photography. From this discovery, she wanted to create a guidebook that represented the artist’s perspective as well as to allow viewers to absorb the essence of a place through imagery and illustration. Lauren plans to continue her project post-graduation and get the book published in the future. She hopes that her guidebook will bring great recognition to the beautiful island in hope that her viewers will one day give Galiano Island a visit.
Below are the first two chapters of her guidebook, An Illustrated Guide on Galiano Island.