RMF artistRMF 2014 Poster Final2-flatRichmond, BC – The Richmond Maritime Festival has revealed  the 11th annual Richmond Maritime Festival poster illustration created by Steveston resident, Hazel Cheng.

Hazel —a third-year student in the Illustration program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design—was selected from a pool of 18 artists who responded to the City’s call to submit samples of work for consideration.

Her depiction of a heron dancing along the boardwalk that leads to a tall ship will be used in a wide range of promotional materials from transit shelter advertising to street banners. The image was inspired by the Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site and her experiences of the festival where she has volunteered as a face painter.