After weeks of painting pretty fairies, it feels like the right time to start my fares of Vice.
I’m a huge fan of both Brian Froud and Cicely Barker, two excellent fairies conasures and this series is going to be part homage part rebellion against the type of fairies they create/created.
I can relate to my first vice fairy. She knows what she is supposed to be; delicate, pure, kind but selfishness, addiction and greed get in the way. The tobacco plant was never going to make the cut in the flower fairy club. So,ostracised by her own actions, the tobacco fairy sits, puffs and watches others do what was expected of her.
Perhaps as I create more of these you will find a vice fairy that speaks to you and your fears and percived weaknesses too.