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."
NILJORA (Teller of Tales)
How it came to be...
THE ISLANDS OF NILJORA
" I see my artwork and books 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, stories, even the creation of its costumes. Parts myth, fairytale, and spiritual journey, Niljora's world is a symbolic reflection on our universal human story - our history, human nature, philosophies, idiosyncrasies, 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."
Contemporary figurative artist specialising in imaginative realist art, book and fantasy illustration art, and is a is a contemporary portrait artist.
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 me.
MARADISE (The Beauty of Humanity)