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"Aurora 1", Summer Breeze © 2009
CONTRIBUTION · 5th December 2010
Summer Breeze
Greenpeace Canada has chosen one of the works of local artist Summer Breeze for use in their holiday campaign. On November 10th Ms. Breeze received an unsolicited email from the Supporter Coordinator for Greenpeace Canada requesting the use of one of her images for a holiday card that they were producing. “Apparently one of the employees were browsing online through Etsy.com, a website from which I sell some of my wares and came across my site and thought that the image would be perfect”, said Summer.

They wanted the rights to use the piece entitled “Aurora 1” for reproduction onto 5” x 7” cards to be sent to their key supporters and vendors. An agreement was made between Greenpeace and the artist allowing the image to be used to fill the front of the card with a small Greenpeace logo to be printed in
green on the bottom‐left hand side of the image. Full credit will be given to the artist with the image’s title, artist’s name and website to be printed on the reverse.

There will be a total of 2500 cards printed with a limited run of 200 to be made available for purchase through Greenpeace as well as some e‐cards. When asked what her response was to the initial contact Summer replied, “I was surprised and thrilled when I received the email, not only have I been a Greenpeace supporter for many years, but I realized what a huge opportunity that this could be for me and for my work”. Summer has been painting and creating art since she was a child, but only in the past few years has she really pursued it as a possible career path.

She works primarily with acrylic paint on canvas and her works are described as colourful, eye‐catching abstract portraits of nature, strongly influenced by pattern, texture and our coastal region. To view more of Summer’s work please visit her website ,,,www.summerbreeze.ca, or head to the Kitimat Museum and Archives for her upcoming solo exhibition opening Friday, January 7th.