My name is Persephone, though I also go by Star or Spectra online.
I am a self taught artist with 40 years experience on this planet.
I am a mother of three boys, a lover of stars, rabbits, fantasy, sci-fi and more.
I have a strong belief in authenticity as a lifestyle and strive to mindfully practise love and laughter every day. Some days are better than others.
Art as Method
Illustrations, both real media and digital, are the foundation of my work. 've been drawing since I could hold a crayon! Most often these pieces are created at the whim of my muse though I do adore working with others to create illustrations for stories, poetry, games and characters. When someone trusts me with their OC (Original Character) it means a lot. Fantasy and nature themed images are always a pleasure to render; trees, flowers, mountains, lakes, elves, faeries, dragons and anthropomorphic creatures are my sort of thing. They come easily to me.
With clay, wire, crystals, feathers and more I create sculptures, charms and ornaments. These are made to be displayed, worn or hung in a place where you will see, hear or feel them often and be reminded of their purpose and meaning. For these I try to use as much found, recycled and natural objects as possible including semi-precious stones, feathers, shell and bone. Colour, light, sound and texture are a big part of these creations!
I also create Sacred Intuitive images, evocative imagery intended to aid the viewer in connecting consciously with their own heart and spirit. The creation of these sometimes involves meditation/divination as part of the process and always, love.