Original Ink Drawing by Anita Inverarity

First in a set of three works to celebrate “International Womens Day”

This one is depicting at once the anxiety and sometimes isolation of pregancy with also the anticipation and hope of a “safe passage”. It was inspired by the celtic deity Macha and one of her guises often associated with the swan who protects women on their journey through childbirth. She was a bit tempramental though if wronged and once put a curse on a village where all the men were made to feel the pains of labour (oucha).

This design is also available on Clothing

Original Available. Enquires welcome


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Anita Inverarity is a fine art illustrator residing in North East Scotland. Her intricate line work is influenced by the classic Victorian illustrators, pop surrealism and underground culture displaying a classic vibe with a modern twist.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful creation. Such beautiful patterns and creation. Great story too.

  • Thank you dear Bunny xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jacksonover 2 years ago

    Oh Anita…I LOVE this! What a beautiful drawing!

  • Thank you so much dear Carrie xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • CiannaRose
    CiannaRoseover 2 years ago

    Wow, fantastic Anita! xx :)

  • Thank you dear CiannaRose xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    Exquisite work…

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Love these new works Anita

  • Esther Green
    Esther Greenover 2 years ago

    Aw, it’s a beautiful depiction of an interesting character xxx

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Beautiful creation Anita!! :)

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    ellamentalover 2 years ago


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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. What an inspirational image this is.

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