Gary Alphonso is a freelance illustrator based in Toronto, Canada.

In 1982 he graduated from the Sheridan College illustration program

and then continued his studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Inspired by early 20th century wood engraving he chose scratchboard

as a preferred media. Gary has since taken his scratchboard style and

adapted it to the digital realm which has greatly broadened the restrictions

of the traditional media.

His commissions have ranged from advertising to editorial and book publishing.

Some of Gary’s clientele include: Canada Post, The Globe and Mail,

Environment Canada, The Toronto Stock Exchange, Time Magazine,

Forbes Magazine, Labatt’s, Sobeys, Trimark, Microsoft, Orca Publishing.


He has also received various awards from Communication Arts, Applied Arts,

Studio Magazine, CAPIC and 3 x 3 Magazine.