A darker interpretation of my artwork The Rat King , both of which are inspired by the Rat King folklore / natural phenomena

Oil pastels, acrylics, liquid silver leaf and 18K gold leaf (on the crown) on 16 × 20″ wood panel.

Original is for sale. Please email or visit to view more of my artwork sales.


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Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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