by Kelley Hensing
Over the years I’ve created little characters called Wickies. Recently I’ve been having fun looking through my sketches and picking out the ones that felt like they had something special to evolve. This one was whimsical and turned into the Fairy Peacock.
The frame is made of flourished metal and was found by my friend from a vintage shop. The oval shape worked perfect with the image. I debated between coating the frame black vs. keeping it the tint of the metal, so if you’d prefer it glazed black you can let me know.
Size: art 6×8.5, with frame 10.5×13
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Bio: Kelley is inspired by the mysterious. She grew up in a house by the woods surrounded by animals and wilderness, so many of her themes bring together strange nature, mortality and spirituality. Using archetypes of characters from folklore and myth as well as her own stories, she enjoys portraying unusual tales that symbolize our emotions and fears.
Kelley is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of design. Her favorite mediums are oils on wood and pencil on paper, and she loves to create her work by hand. Her favorite genres range from gothic and steampunk to classic fantasy and legends. Traveling is her only other passion equal to a career in art and is a vital component in inspiring her work.