The Moth Queen is a personal project in which I wanted to play with different sized frames within the drawing and highly detailed patterns. I chose to use small amounts of colour to make the line work stand out more.
A self initiated portrait of musician and dancer FKA Twigs. Her music and visuals are a great creative inspiration for me. This portrait was made as a practice piece and small tribute to Twigs. I really enjoy mixing a more realistic painterly style with graphic elements like the lines of the flowers.
Bone Mother is the name of an exhibition based on the Russian Folk story 'Vasilisa the Beautiful', or better known as Baba Yaga. The exhibition included myself and two other artists. We illustrated the story in three different ways so the audience would have three different perspectives. The first illustration, called 'Knight', was featured as image of the week at Digital Artist.
'Based on the Russian folk tale of Vasilisa the Beautiful, the artwork evokes the sinister edge of the story and raises questions about its narrative. Is the figure Vasilisa herself, the down-trodden heroine who journeys to a witch’s house in search of fire? Or is the artwork playing with the original story – which traditionally has three knights in it, including one dressed all in black – imagining Vasilisa as a mystical female knight, invoking the darkness of the evening? We love how the pose of the character gives the piece a really modern feel, with her ink-like hair balancing the composition, and the delicate birds add an interesting sense of scale, enhancing the fantasy elements and creating narrative.' - Digital Artist
Knight & Baba Yaga
Mother, dear & Vasilisa
The Erl King
For my master graduation project at Camberwell University of the Arts I decided to make a series of work inspired by Angela Carter's story of The Erl King. Each piece is based on lines from the story, which are also used as titles. The project includes my love for black and white linework, but also my interest in working with colour and mixed media. The full colour pieces are a mix of photography, digital painting and drawing, and scanned textures. This project was mainly aimed at getting comfortable with drawing scenery and taking a break from drawing full on portraits. The final images were printed large scale and shown in a group exhibition at Camberwell University of the Arts.
'Only the sweetest singers he will keep'
'The trees stir with noises of women who have lost themselves'
'You can keep me in one of your cages and mock my loss of liberty'
'Mother, mother, you have murdered me!'
'The Erl King will do you grievous harm'
My animal designs are an ongoing personal project. They feature highly detailed designs and patterns in black and white. Most of these designs are sold online as prints, used as tattoo inspiration or used on textiles. The Lion design was used by Urban Outfitters for their collection and sold out within a day.
Fungus was inspired by drug use and altered perceptions. It was a personal project in which I wanted to play around with some different colours and layouts but also bring the fantasy element to the piece.
Wayward Arts Magazine
I was asked to contribute work to The Black Cat issue of Wayward Arts Magazine. The entire magazine consists of spreads made by different artists & art directors, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat. I had the opportunity to work with Andrew Passas for direction and together we made the first spread after the title. As a reader, you are able to fold the spread across the folding lines to reveal a cat face in the middle of the page.
‘Estries are female vampires of Hebrew mythology. In some accounts they are considered identical with succubi: both were portrayed as beautiful, blood-thirsty female demons. Estries, like other vampires, needed to feed on blood to survive and were more indiscriminate in their choice of victims. They were believed to be able to fly if their hair was unbound, while binding an estrie’s hair would keep it grounded.’
A mixed media piece, using collage methods, digital painting and handmade textures.
Dawn & Zoey
A personal project practising portraits and characters.
A collection of fashion inspired works.
The Black Army
The Black Army is a series of five character drawings, representing different aspects within battles and war. These were made as a personal project but have been shown in exhibitions as well and featured in several magazines.