Ama de casa. House bound and house proud, tied to her home.
la Marinera Grumpy nautical and lost at see, unable to see the horizon.
Bubble gum pink, sugar and spice and not all things nice. This lost girl is forever trapped in a little locket looking pretty (grumpy).
The redhead. Firey and prone to having a bad temper, especially when made to sit in a traditional portrait frame. She is sulky but strong.
Cheerful and sunny. She is not of the sunny disposition and quite likes her own company and staying indoors thank you very much.
Watery and light, always watching and feeling alone. Sad and lonely but always there.
This girl is happy living in the forest and being wild and free. Rosy cheeks and botanical hair. Wild and free.
Lost in the wilderness, brambles and leaves forever camouflaged, nature grows in her bones.
Golden girl. When she was good she was very very good. Lost in her own bubble of brilliance. Lethargic and bored this lost girl is captured day dreaming about adventures and better times. She is surrounded by a gold glitter glow but sometimes feels a bit dull in comparison.
This girl is under lots of mean clouds that tell her naughty things, sometimes she ignores them and then sometimes it rains (and really pours!)
Lost girls is a series I created to explore an alternative image of what it is to be a girl. A project of portraits that explore femininity in an alternative way. They also celebrate fragility, differences and a certain darkness that is not always explored in fairy tales. I wanted the illustrations to be an extension of myself and the stories I have within. I also wanted them to be quite imperfect. The series also explores the depression and anxiety that we often suffer due to not being quite perfect enough. They have been hand painted and hand cut out of thick grey card. They are “pocket” sized. A pocket sized alternative princess.
They have been painted using water colour, pencil and gouache on thick grey card and have all been hand cut.
It has been so therapeutic doing these little projects and bits of art work, as a way of reclaiming who I am a little bit. As I have been unable to work it would also be quite lovely to have a little help, both financially and for my self esteem which is why I have wanted to give a go at trying to sell my stuff.