Monday, 27 July 2015

Federation Fairies by Margaret Clark

If your Summer is feelin' a big soggy and chilly like mine today, here is something to brighten your day ! 
I was excited to recently discover a fairy artist that I hadn't heard of before - Margaret Clark.

Margaret (1901-2001) was an Australian children's illustrator with a style very similar to Ida Rentoul Outhwaite who painted during the same era. I'm a fan already !

Margaret's great niece Vivien has brought together a beautiful collection of these fairy illustrations on Federation Fairies. Depicting pretty Art Deco fairies and children with lovely native Australian flora and fauna I couldn't help but fall in love with Margaret's fairy art.

Vivien has also written a storybook 'The Magic Balloon' to accompany some of Margaret's illustrations. The website is lovely too (watch the moon pop up ^_^) where you can browse the fairy gallery and also order the limited edition prints.



Enjoy !

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