The art of fairy painting has been around for several decades and shows no sign of losing popularity. Fairies are in tattoos, Gothic statues, calendars, murals, needle craft, ceramics and t-shirts. Amy Brown was born in 1972, when interest in Victorian fairy art was resurfacing. Without formal art training, Amy began painting fairies and dragons in her early twenties. This article reviews some of Amy Brown's fairy fantasy artwork.
Amy Brown's unique fairies
Amy Brown's fairy art, sometimes called faerie art, shows modern moods and emotions in pictures of mythical beings from centuries gone by. Her pictures show fairies in elegant poses, wearing mischievous expressions, and interacting with other creatures of the woods. Amy's fairy paintings have been embraced by admirers of traditional fairy art as well as new generations of art lovers and readers of gothic literature. After igniting enthusiasm for her fairies with her paintings, Amy diverted into producing calendars, fairy statues and clothing. Moreover, present in the work of this popular fantasy artist are angels, mermaids, unicorns, gargoyles, green men and dragons. Most of her characters are females, although one or two men can be seen, and all are clothed in ragged patchwork clothes, with the fairies sporting fine gossamer wings. Unlike Victorian fairies, Amy Brown's creatures often wear defiant expressions and tattoos. Pictures of hearts, butterflies and intricate patterns adorn their bodies.
Amy's artistic process
Amy Brown's paintings sometimes take days to finish, others are completed in a few hours. The artist is said to be able to visualise art works comparatively easily, the hard part is to bring the image to the level of perfection she expects of herself. They are executed in watercolour, coloured pencils, pen and ink, and gouache. An ideal introduction to Amy Brown's fairies is The Art Of Amy Brown, a collection of one-hundred-and-sixty prints of Amy's fairy art and stories told by and written about the artist herself.
Amy Brown fairy merchandise
For something more immediately accessible than a book, you could buy an Amy Brown hanging sculpture featuring seven fairies with butterflies and dragons hanging from some leaves. To keep Amy's fairies with you at all times, you can acquire an Amy Brown Moonsprite Steering Wheel Cover or an Amy Brown Rose Front Seat Cover. Anything to keep the whimsy alive. Browse Ebay.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk.