• hifructosemag:

    As a young girl, artist Margaret Bowland‘s favorite books and songs told stories about love and live, stories that condition girls to expect certain things out of life and want to be a certain way. Ideas about love, beauty, and personal identity are at the heart of her 19th century-inspired oil paintings, covered here. In particular, her portraits often feature the same African American girl named “J”, grandly styled with her face painted white, and attended to by white servants. She makes a reappearance in Bowland’s upcoming exhibition at Driscoll Babcock in New York, “Power”. 

    See more on Hi-Fructose.

    I love oil paintings, and I love how beautifully these are painted and also how colourful and vibrant they are. They also convey an interesting message about growing up as a girl.

  • As well as my fungi paintings, I’ve also started drawing leaf skeletons. All of them are going to be combined in a wallpaper design. This drawing took me a while, due to all the little lines. All of the leaves are going to be either gold or copper.

  • My Fox and Foxgloves wallpaper has been featured in World of Interiors magazine November issue. Bottom left, number 7.