Site design and graphics by Cari Buziak!
Cari Buziak, 2001
Cari Buziak currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, her two cats and two guinea pigs. She enjoys creating costumes and also plays a little wire strung Celtic harp named Meghan. In a mix of old techniques (hand made gesso, egg tempera, gold leaf) and new (several Mac computers) she recreates ancient manuscripts in painted and digital form for a wide variety of merchandising and fine art needs.
Idolized artists include Jon Muth, Charles Vess, Brian Froud, Maxfield Parish, and Archibald Knox. Cari is a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild, the The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), and is the Regional Director for Central Canada for the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen.
Cari had the honor of being invited to Ireland for the summer of 2000, to work as the artist for an archaeology dig. The Ballykilcline Project, centered in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, gave her the opportunity to reconstruct artifacts by sketching, create promotional paintings of the dig site, and also to further her own research into Celtic art and mythology.
Current works include workshops and guest appearances, TV/movie designwork, book and CD illustrations (Penguin/Pearson Books, Llewellyn Publications, Chronicle Books), RPG graphics (The Realms of Exile, Silverthorne Games, Mythic Entertainment), rubber stamp designs, designing for Irish Dance dresses, jewelry designs (Aon Celtic Rings with Tradeshop.com), and other commissioned works. Her work has been featured in design magazines and she has had gallery exhibitions in Calgary, Toronto, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, Japan, London, and New York. Cari has sold worldwide, and her artwork appears in private collections in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States. Please check into the F.A.Q. list for answers to some common questions about how and why she creates Celtic art, or check the Press Release Page for the latest shows and interviews! If you would like to be notified via E-mail of new artwork added to this site, sign up here!