I’m Kris G. Brownlee – an artist, painter and cute maker living in Vancouver, BC. With initials like K.G.B., I had to play with it, right? I painted a cute (& cagey) bee girl, turned her into my mascot and “A Cagey Bee” was born!
My paintings of big-eyed girls and soft, furry animals have a sweet quality, the muted palette evoking the feeling of a vintage storybook, but there’s often a touch of sadness there too. Like all of us, they struggle to fit in, to find their place in the world, to grow up. As they stare out from the canvas, there is a sense of longing in their curious expressions, as if they are asking to be remembered.