VISUAL ART

SD|C and Visual Art

The Saxberg name has been a part of the Thunder Bay community for more than 100 years and Saxberg Design|Creative is proud to be part of the tradition of great Northern Ontario creative minds.

In addition to being a highly regarded Multimedia Professional, Robyn Saxberg is a Creative Visual Artist specializing in abstract acrylic painting on canvas and wood, and mural painting for residential and commercial applications.

Her work ranges from intricately detailed and whimsical, to elegantly edgy, to mysterious and mournful with much of her inspiration deriving from her family and the natural landscape of Northern Ontario where she lives.

Her eye for balance and sophistication brings her delicately crafted work to life in her wall art and murals. Her talent for, and background in Interior Design informs her practice as an Artist; shaping the atmosphere and energy in uninspired spaces.

CURRENT PROJECTS

What are we working on now?

With murals we usually start with a tablet hand sketch for concept and project the sketch onto the wall or surface we’re working with to get a sense of scale and proportion. THEN we completely throw that out the window and start over by hand!

We’re so excited for this moveable wall mural on 4 maple plywood panels to be almost complete! Inspired by The Tree of Life, it will be a whimsical and lively addition to this little girl’s room that will grow with her wherever she goes. AND! Bonus! It will be removable so if they need to take it down, it can be reinstalled or turned into a room divider wherever they go.

When complete, the mural will be trimmed out like a door frame (so no heavy anchors to old plaster walls) and the panels will be fixed together for stability and to prevent warping. The mural will have multiple greens in the leaves, 3D birds, butterflies and flowers.

What’s next?

We’ve just started conceptualizing the next project! Our next awesome endeavour will be to breathe new and exciting life into some old kitchen cabinets with custom graffiti art. With visual art, a design is never final until the job is complete so watch as we delve into and refine our vision for this project. Going MORE Art Deco, MORE intricately detailed, and more personal by including a family portrait! 

SD|C and something… a little different.

About once a year SD|C takes on something extra, a little different from the norm. “Special Projects” refers to single instance special interest projects that are not part of our regular services but are within our scope. These are “one-off” projects Robyn has had the pleasure to either participate in as a team member or that she has accomplished individually.

Contact us to discuss a project you’re currently working on or an upcoming scheme. We would love to talk to you about your great ideas!

Limited Edition, Fine Art Photography

Sometimes we like to get outside our comfort zone and do something different. Special interest projects that are not part of our usual services but are within our wheelhouse to keep life interesting and keep us experimenting and growing in new areas. View all available prints for purchase by visiting our facebook shop @TBaySDC

Set Design and Art Direction:

Where the Poppies Grow (The Lakehead at War) by Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxberg, Franco Finn Films

Trailer by Keegan Richardhttps://www.facebook.com/PoppiesGrow/videos/472689203243261/

Behind the Scenes filmed by Jorge De Leon, Edited by Keegan Richardhttps://www.facebook.com/PoppiesGrow/videos/251415522206400/

Photo montage by Keegan Richardhttps://www.facebook.com/PoppiesGrow/videos/2050280151699862/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PoppiesGrow

Images by Keegan Richard, Jorge De Leon, Apple Wagon Films, SD|C

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