Many years ago when I was Cornish Fairies I made faerie cards and art inspired by the FAe or faerie folk. Recently I have felt more and more inspired by the Fae. Now these fae I'm inspired by are not the cute victorian or disney fairies I mean the ones from folklore and myth the ones that are not all good and have a dark side etc.
Certain fae artists have been another inspiration, the biggest being Brian Froud. I remember when I was a child I desperately wanted to go and see the film Dark Crystal, I never got to see it, but my Mum gave me the paperback for christmas, the story was good but it was the film photos in the book I loved. Then along came Labyrinth starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, this film is one of my all time favourite films, David Bowie is just brilliant as Jareth the Goblin King. The common thing of these two films apart from the brilliant Henson puppets is the concept artist for each film is Brian Froud.
I was given the Good Faeries...Bad faeries book as a christmas gift one year and it is just full of Brian's amazing artwork. Brian's and his wife Wendy's work are just well fabulous and to me feel how the fae are like. Take a look at their website gallery as there is a selection of Brian's artwork and Wendy's dolls.
|Commision Elf Doll|
Until next time
|Melkree the Troll|
|Aggie the Pixie|