The Islands of Niljora
" I have searched for that
immortal world I left years ago,
and found so many places along the way.
So many faces have I beheld,
and I write their stories and mine,
but they go so far back in time,
I cannot remember how I began."
Contemporary figurative artist specialising in imaginative realist art, book and fantasy illustration art, and is a is a contemporary portrait artist.
My Story World
THE ISLANDS OF NILJORA
" I see my works as artefacts of my world, The Islands of Niljora.
It has been the way in which I have organised the world we live in since I was a child, expressed in my paintings, drawings, written stories, even the creation of its costumes. I have never really exited that world. Parts myth, fairytale, and spiritual journey, Niljora is a symbolic reflection on our human story - our history, human nature, philosophies, and personal experiences. I see in my work a connection to a lifelong fascination with nature, our greatest teacher, as well as to the mystical, the mythological and the ancient world."
Niljora is a little hidden.
She does not share everything at once. I have found these records, entries and tales and compiled them as best I could. Sometimes, like so many tales of old, it is hard to tell if they are written by her hand directly, or if some of them have been retold or re-interpreted by those she met. I have presented them here as I found them, along with my own documented evidence. Perhaps you can help.