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Sparrow Avenue

Barbara Di Lella

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


My name is Barbara and I've been an artist all my life. I started as a children's book illustrator, moved on to selling my paintings and now, for the last few years, I've been screen printing my drawings of Canadian wildlife animals onto textiles which I then sew into everyday items. All under the name of Sparrow Avenue.

My work is created in the style of vintage wood cuts and steel engravings, the sort of imagery that can be found in old school picture dictionaries from the turn of the last century.

Why We’re One of a Kind

All the images that I print have been first drawn by me. That in itself makes the work "one of a kind". But I also print my work by hand. Each image is individually printed therefore placement and intensity of colour also contributes to the uniqueness of my work.

Primary Materials

Linen and Linen/cotton blends are predominantly the materials that I print on. But I also work with fleece.

Shipping Policy

Orders are shipped via Canada Post within two days after payment has been received.

If there is a delay for any reason, I will keep you informed.

If, upon receiving your order, you are not happy, please contact me and let me know. I will do my best to rectify the situation.