Welcome to my online store where I offer high-quality products that prominently feature reproductions of my original paintings and drawings. Select from the menu items below to jump to a specific category, or scroll down the page to see it all!
(Coming soon: Coasters, Trivets, Art Cards, Book Marks, Magnets, Prints)
Step-out in style with these unique and fashionable face masks. These cloth masks are washable and re-usable and come with removable inserts, adjustable ear straps, and the top can be formed to the bridge of your nose for the perfect fit! Each mask is CA$25.00 (includes shipping).
You can read the story behind how the idea for these masks came about on my blog.
Select from the designs below - click on any image to open a larger version.
Note: The pictures displayed throughout this page are for reference only. The final product effect is subjected to the final art work.
Cloth face masks are NOT surgical masks, personal protective equipment, or N-95 respirators – these critical resources are reserved for the brave healthcare workers who are on the front lines, taking care of our loved ones – but rather are intended for general, everyday use while out in public when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Disclaimer: The cloth face mask should not be used (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, may be expected; (2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high; or (3) in the presence of a high intensity heat source or flammable gas. We make no warranties, either express or implied, that the cloth face mask prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases.
Please note that the masks consist of a surface pattern design by Vanessa Ali. The products are designed, manufactured and delivered by a subcontracted company. The subcontracted companies vary depending on the individual product but may be based in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Antartica, Australia.
Please note that due to COVID-19 issues, shipping may be delayed between 12 to 25 working days.
Returns: For health and safety reasons, all face mask sales are final and are not returnable or exchangeable.
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"Fabulous Face Mask
I just received my face mask and not only is it a work of art, but also functions very well - comfortable, adjustable, and doesn't fog up my glasses. It literally is art for your face! And who doesn't want to look fabulous while wearing a face mask."
- Ann Sutherland, Edmonton AB
"Beautiful Art for my Face!
My mask just came in the mail and I love it! Very high quality and beautiful colours. I also like the 2 charcoal filters that I can use or not depending on the crowd size. Super easy to adjust over the ears as well as a nose pinch which is handy. Thanks Vanessa!"
- Cheryl Janzen, Calgary AB
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Vanessa Ali is a full-time artist, dividing her time between creating original paintings and working as a graphic and web site designer. During the 2020 COVID pandemic, Vanessa expanded her role to that of pattern surface designer with her work designing cloth face masks.
From a very early age, Vanessa displayed a love of design and creativity, from drawing and painting and a flair for understanding the impact and influence on us of the spaces where we live and work. Classes in art and design and drafting were always a part of her elective courses throughout her early school years and at high school.
At the University of Alberta, Vanessa took studio art classes in the department of Fine Arts that included live figure drawing, sculpture and painting. She graduated with a BA in Art History. Right after, she obtained a diploma in Architectural Technology from NAIT and worked for 10 years in a variety of architectural firms producing the plans and specifications for major projects, working in traditional hand-drafting methods and by using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).
After starting a family, Vanessa became a self-employed graphic designer and expanded into web site design, hosting and management, all under the umbrella of Ali Cat Graphics. Over the past few years, Vanessa has found the time to get back to her original passion of free-hand sketching and painting and she now splits her time equally between graphic/web design and creating the original works displayed on this website.
In addition to dabbling in visual arts, Vanessa loves to perform as a singer with her jazz ensemble JoySpring, to knit, crochet, make jewelery, play guitar and piano, garden and read great books. She lives with her husband, son and daughter who all patiently share space with all Vanessa's projects that continuously spread throughout the house and garden.
The primary forces in my work are colour and light. Whether creating a traditional landscape, exploring and capturing the negative spaces in a thicket of undergrowth or a forest of trees, studying the play of light and reflection on inanimate objects, colour and light make me swoon and yearn to portray their power and beauty. I use oil and acrylic on canvas; watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil on watercolour paper in my endeavour to capture movement, depth, life and light.