A Celebration of Swans poster art contest

2019 A Celebration of Swans poster

Congratulations to Cass Collins, the 2019 contest winner!

Artist and graphic designer Cass Collins left the town where she was born and raised, Whitehorse, Yukon, to study illustration and design at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. After receiving her diploma, she returned north and settled on the outskirts of Atlin, BC to pursue a self-sufficient life style.

Cass's paintings have a graphic look and strong design sense. Acrylic paints or watercolour and ink are her primary mediums. Most recently, she has been exploring watercolour techniques for a series of farm animal illustrations she is working on. Inspiration comes from her animals and garden, neighbouring farms, and the land and wildlife surrounding her.

In addition to her studio work, Cass also teaches art classes and does commissions. She participates in select local craft fairs, art markets and the occasional exhibition. The popularity of her design work and illustrations has created many collectors.

You can see more of Cass's work by visiting her social media accounts or her Etsy shop:


For questions about the poster contest, email wildlife.viewing@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-8291 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8291.