LaPointe Illustration has recently rebranded to Lionheart Graphics. To begin with, "illustration" no longer encompasses everything I do. And hopefully the new name will be easier to spell, which is nice. But why Lionheart? The name started back in my college days- I was playing with an anagram generator and it rearranged "Catherine LaPointe" into "Patience Lionheart". I though it sounded pretty cool, and I used it on my blog at the time, but soon forgot about it (as well as the whole blog idea). After many years it has recently re-entered my mind, because of how well it has represented my journey. I have absolutely needed to learn patience while building my business, as that instant success I was anticipating never materialized. But patience alone won't get you anywhere. If you want something to happen, you need to believe you can do it. Don't take no for an answer. Make it happen. Be bold.
About Catherine LaPointe Vollmer
I grew up in the "North Country," the area of the state above the Adirondack Mountains near the Canadian border. I earned my BFA in illustration from Syracuse University, then returned to the North and now run my home studio on a freelance basis.
I am a fine artist, a children's book illustrator, and a graphic designer. I enjoy dabbling in many different styles of artwork and always have several projects going at once. Creating art is the only thing I can imagine still wanting to do when I am 30, 40, even 80 years old. I plan on never retiring.
Bon-Ton Close to Home
The Health Initiative
Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
Ives Park Concert Series
What a Raquette Music & Dance
Cornell Cooperative Extension Kitchen
Say Yes to Education Foundation
Christmas Tree Shops
Potsdam Food Co-op
Frazer Computing, Inc.
Syracuse Cultural Workers
Ninth Annual Syracuse Poster Project
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Potsdam Food Co-op's Membership and Marketing Committee
St. Lawrence County Arts Council
St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
Massena Chamber of Commerce
Certified NY Woman-Owned Business Enterprise
-Bari Hochwald, Florence International Theatre Company"Catherine is extremely gifted in her ability to listen to design concepts and ideas and bring her artistic and intellectual talents into a workable form. I recommend her for any position with absolute certainty that she will work as hard and sincerely as is required to get the job done. "
"It is my pleasure to report on the performance of Catherine LaPointe, working as an intern..."
-Walt Reed, Illustration House
"Catherine possesses the ability to quietly analyze a situation and arrive at a solution that eludes the impetuous...Catherine's energetic curiosity in the pursuit of the diverse avenues available to visual problem-solving lead her to create a variety of successful images, each tailored to the purpose of the communication rather than imposing limitations on content and style."
-Bob Dacey, "Miriam's Cup"
"Catherine was so easy to work with! She took my ideas and made them into a beautiful piece of art and a great keepsake for my wedding!"