Maria Forrester

Maria Forrester

I'm an Illustrator based in the West Midlands and my work is inspired by the history of witchcraft, pagan practice, nature, myths, legends and fairytales.

I live in a semi-rural location where I am in tune with nature, the wheel of the year and the Goddess. I have always had a strong bond with animals which also feature in my work.

I mainly work in acrylic paint. Texture is important to me so I enjoy experimenting with graphite rubbings which brings out the inner child in me. I visit graveyards, stone circles, and woodland, and also collect items that create interesting patterns to include in my work. I love the unexpected results this method employs and the subconscious images that appear by working in this way.