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FlemishMonkey
Larissa & Natalie
Canada
Current Residence: Canada
Operating System: PC
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home of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

Artist Statement

The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood focuses on work involving abundant detail, intense colours, and complex compositions with accompaning literature.

Natalie; The artwork is inspired by a desire to interact more closely with the beauty and complexity extant in nature and to entice the viewer to engage with the mundane world through a lens of mystery, fantasy, awe and the unfamiliar. It seeks to reawaken wonder and appreciation for things in life that we possess yet take for granted. This alternate or enhanced vision of the primary world is strongly influenced by literature, poetry, music, illustration and the allure of many different cultures. Storytelling or narrative elements of culture are important to the artist because myths and stories reflect us as well as universal threads of human experiences and desires, which find their way into the artwork.

Larissa; 'Mischievous eyes sparkle full of laughter; she is heartily amused when they sip the light from her goblet. She knows the ruby tint from the wine lingers and is sinking into her full smiling lips staining them in age-old passion. What a glorious evening! She watched the chandelier light dance upon the dancers and their swirling silk; she looked down reveling in the glow that the flames gave to her gown as if it rippled and moved almost independently of her skin. She brushed past the velvety allure of open arms…'  (Supplement to "Maud in the Garden" 2007) The artwork inspires the storyteller inside us, what is it that could be happening – while one may see an image of a dear friend with a spark of mischief glinting in their eyes, another may see a stranger with malicious intent.  This delightful construction of tales behind art, this spinning of webs and gossamer dreams allows us to offer an escape into worlds full of whimsical delight and fulfill longings for far away lands.  Inspired we indulgence in shadows, colour and light, and somewhere in our stories, you may find familiar faces of friends and foes, and, perhaps… someone who was made especially to enchant you…


Larissa and Natalie work mainly in chalk pastel on suede mat board or velour paper but have also worked in coloured pencil, acrylic, oil and watercolour paint.

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:iconfrogeyedape:
frogeyedape Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
ah! love your gallery, so many beautiful pics!
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4LadyK Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Hi hi again, was wondering are you going to attempt to put up Sheherazade's Tale up? (I think I got the title right ;) ) Still love your work, keep it up,

Ta for now, going to visit Niks
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FlemishMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Have a looke-see!
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FlemishMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Prolly when it's actually done!
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Mirally Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
thanks for the favs :)
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alhadiye Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
i became a member to DA last year and i havent even been on! *slaps self* but to come back and see your art pop up on the screen makes me want to commit again. i just love it. thankyou ><
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emele-the-strange Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks for the :+fav:!!
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Bloomine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
thanks for the fav. bai
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CatONineTales Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well deserved :-)
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Pernilles Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Youre art is very good! I love the vibrant colors:)
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