charcoal & coloured pencil on bristol paper

one of those pictures that just kind of grew into something big! i have no idea who these guys are, except for my little Cat the Bush Doctor down the very bottom at the front.
looks like his little elf friends have joined him on the island for some kind of beach party or bush doctor convention or something!

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children, island, fantasy, elf, beach, summer

“Ria Gilham is a self taught artist with a remarkable eccentric realist style influenced by her medical training. Expressing her love of fantasy and tales of the imagination, her paintings appear as scenes from yet to be written legends.”
Betty Nolan, Nolan Art Hobart Tasmania

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  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralalmost 4 years ago

    I love your little Cat the Bush Doctor character. This is magical, reminds me a little of Brian Froud.

  • probably a bit of froud in it for sure! i fell madly in love with his faeries book when i was a young kid!

    – secretplanet

  • pantsman
    pantsmanalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work Ria, family portrait?

  • lol! they’re impish enough to end up in a pic like this!

    – secretplanet

  • Edzie
    Edziealmost 4 years ago


  • hello! thanx!

    – secretplanet

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

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