The Banshee, from the Irish “bean sí” (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish folklore, usually seen as a harbinger of death, as well as a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die.
The Three Graces - daughters of Zeus. Aglaia (Brightness) symbolised by brightly coloured buttrtflies, Euphrosyne (Joyfulness) symbolised by the joyful sound of birdsong and Thalia (Bloom) symbolised by a headdress of flowers. I <3 this painting.
Collecting, ripping and arranging a range of images, textures and surfaces can provide a creative base upon which to write and draw further ideas. These pages from a visual journal explore ideas related to illustration, fairytales and mythology.