marker pen & pastel pencil in my new sketchbook i’ve decided to start keeping handy, after looking at the work of AngelusNoir which is all done in sketchbooks, while on the train to & from work!
I tried to talk to one of my son’s teachers today, & this is kind of how i came away feeling: deflated & not heard..


fairy, plant, sad, depressed

“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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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    So very beautiful. Love the foliage…is it an orchid?…so delicately and perfectly drawn. The little deflated fairy’s body language speaks volumes. To not be heard does exactly this to our souls. Wonderful image. Love it.

  • not an orchid, it’s.. a thing in a pot that wants to take over my bookshelf! it’s purple & green & kind of hangs down. yes, i wonder how we survived our childhoods really: the number of adults who don’t listen to kids(me included sometimes)! i’m not used to it anymore!

    – secretplanet

  • Katz Karma
    Katz Karmaover 3 years ago

  • gosh! thankyou so much! i’m not feeling so deflated now!

    – secretplanet

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 3 years ago

    Amazingly evocative for such a simple composition. I immediately envisioned this wrapped in the words of its story, on a page like an old story book. Great work!

  • thankyou! i guess sitting down & drawing the piece while you’re in the middle of feeling it helps!

    – secretplanet

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