Alison Garwood Jones

Kitchen prep

Originally published in January 2018 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

In my latest adventure, I worked as a kitchen prep cook at The Merchant Taps & Tavern. The Christmas season was busy and they needed extra hands. Suiting up in a fresh apron and rubber gloves, I spent each day making 40-lb meatloafs, prepping giant containers of jerk chicken marinade, mixing big bowls of fragrant […]

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We eat with our eyes

Originally published in July 2017 in Blog

For some gigs, I will make hyper-realist prep sketches to help establish the colours and boundaries for my final illustration.  To wit:   I prefer the suggestiveness of gestural sketches, but I think for this job — menu illustrations for The Merchant Tavern) — realism helps. We eat with our eyes. This is The Merchant’s popular Eggplant […]

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