Wendy Martin

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Wendy re­ceived no for­mal art train­ing, but in­stead learnt from books, friends and men­tors. Her art ed­u­ca­tion was in fash­ion and graphic de­sign, but in 2005 she de­cided to pur­sue il­lus­tra­tion full-time and has never looked back.

“I think my work can be boiled down to these three words: myth, magic and Mucha. I call my art mixed-media, since I switch back and forth be­tween tra­di­tional and dig­i­tal medi­ums, need­ing both to com­plete a paint­ing.”

1 Bas­ket­ball Court Por­tal “This is one of my chil­dren’s book art il­lus­tra­tions. I wanted to show the mun­dane world on one side with a mag­i­cal coun­ter­part on the other.”

2 The Rose Sis­ters “Drawn for a char­ity an­thol­ogy for RAIIN. The story is a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic retelling of one of my all-time clas­sic faerie tales, East of the Moon, West of the Sun.

3 Ace of Wands “This is a com­pan­ion piece to one I cre­ated at IMC 2012. The prompt I fol­lowed was the tale of Tris­tan and Isolde. One of the in­struc­tors sug­gested I do an en­tire tarot deck af­ter see­ing my first piece. Here, Isolde dis­cov­ers Tris­tan on the beach af­ter he’s mor­tally wounded.”

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