I stumbled upon this amazing photographer through her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerlePaceArts
In her own words: ”I have been taking photographs and making all kinds of art since I was a little girl. Photography is magic to me and my love of Fairy Tales, Folklore, History as well as the Pre-Raphaelite Arts are the big themes through out my work.”
I fell in love with her work straight away through this amazing photograph depicting a Selkie woman-
I love absolutely everything about it, the dark ocean palette, the mystical and slightly dark feel. It portrays everything about the folklore I grew up with that fuels my creative energy and is the inspiration behind my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSelkieFolk .
Here are some more of her original photographs that I absolutely adore. This one in particular really stood out to me and reminds me of a drawing I love by one of my favourite artists Brian Froud.
I grew up with the Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Waterhouse on the folky walls of mine and many of my friends houses, damsels and maidens swooning around my teenage self. Its beautiful to see a modern take on these beautiful works of art, real life goddesses creating amazing magical art.
And here are a couple of Pre-Raphaelite paintings I grew up with and love dearly just to show the connection.
Such an amazing photographer and I’m so happy I happened to stumble upon her amazing creations! Here is another amazing photograph by Michelle Merle Pace just to finish of this Featured Artist post. It is titled ‘Water Nymph’ ❤
Once again, check out her amazing photography and purchase yourself a print at http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerlePaceArts
I hope you are suitably inspired! I know I am!! ❤