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Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer

You are invited to peek into the whimsical, magical world of Charles van Sandwyk, sitting down by the fire to be inspired by his love of storytelling!

We visited this beloved artist and author to discover how illustration, etching, watercolour, and book-binding by hand play into his work. See his process come alive as Charles transports you to his magical home studio in North Vancouver, where elves, fairies, and woodland creatures are conjured up to impart ancient lessons from the tales of old.

Watch our short documentary with Charles above or on the Opus YouTube Channel to see how this Canadian artist truly embodies the title of Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer.


Interested in some of the products Charles uses?

Illustration
Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Brushes
Arches Watercolour Paper
Arches Watercolour Blocks
Speedball Drawing & Lettering Sets
Ceramic Flower Mixing Tray
Alvin Cutting Mat
Winsor & Newton Ink - try FW Acrylic Ink

Bookbinding
Canson Mi-Teintes Paper
Lineco Heavy Duty Awl
Lineco Bookbinder Needle
Lineco Bone Folder

Etching
Copper Plates
Gamblin Relief Ink
Somerset Etching Paper - try Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag
Charbonnel Etching Ink - try Gamblin Etching Ink
Bitumen