Sherlock Holmes Walk Mural Project


Born and raised in Toronto, Bernice studied Graphic Design at Sheridan College. After a 9yr stint in the UK, Bernice now again resides in Toronto doing illustration for corporate, editorial, packaging, children’s books and personal works.

My immediate thoughts were to illustrate the sense of humour that Conan Doyle created for his characters by some of his very funny, sarcastic, mind boggling and witty quotes and sayings which definitely set the mood of his stories.

I had to include his deerstalker hat as I do own one and patiently wait for winter to arrive every year in anticipation of wearing it. The tartan pattern is a roughly drawn version of the tartan designed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great-great-step granddaughter.

The reference to appendix in the quote: ‘I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.’ (Conan Doyle’s "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone") makes me laugh as it refers to not only a so-called “useless” organ according to some doctors and people in the medical field, but also reminds me of an appendix in the back of a book, which also reminds me of books in general and the connection to libraries. IG: @lumbud

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