I have always been attracted to the use of color with mixed prints and patterns so I was very pleased to come across the work of South African artist and illustrator, Marna Hattingh. As a children’s book illustrator, her vibrant characters are often caught in the act of play and fantasy while her intricately detailed backgrounds gives the viewer an eye-full to dive deeper into.
"Hattingh finds inspiration for her artworks, within her South African and wider society, particularly the complexity of our daily lives. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic range including media, fashion, history and fictional novels, her finely drawn characters jump, dance and spin across timeless, patterned backgrounds. Each painting is extensive worked and contains its own complex narrative; an immediacy that is difficult to ignore.” (SOURCE)
View more of her work HERE.
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