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.
FEDERATION FAIRIES - Website
FEDERATION FAIRIES - Facebook
VIVIEN KELLS - Facebook