the words behind the drawings

I submerge myself within the rich history and folklore that is evident across the continents, I pay homage to the stories, traditions and beliefs of our ancestors through my defined linear imagery. I seek to resurrect these archaic tales and give them a new life through a monochromatic palette, adding blocks of gold to capture significant parts of the tales I am retelling. I use a range of traditional mediums such as fine-liner pens, drawing ink, acrylic paint and graphite.

My work is self-reflexive in that I make drawings that influence the creation of my own written folklore and tales. A process that allows for ongoing creativity and a connection to my own storytelling ancestry.

I intend and hope my drawings act as a catalyst, encouraging the viewer to create their own enchanting creatures and immortal beings, to in turn resurrect the art of storytelling within themselves.