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Alice in the Starry Night by jasminetoad
Alice in the Starry Night

"Alice in the Starry Night" -  part of my very exciting and in-depth "Alice in Other Lands" series that combines Alice in Wonderland with Art History!  This piece of course showcases Vincent Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" from 1889.  I had so much fun on this one, incorporating Van Gogh's style and colours with my own - you may notice the tips of Alice's strands of hair slowly changing into the starry night behind her... The original acrylic painting has sold, but we do have prints & canvases available now at Strangeling.com My original acrylic painting. Prints available at www.zazzle.com/strangeling*  and  www.strangeling.com

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The Wind in the Willows by jasminetoad
The Wind in the Willows

"The Wind in the Willows" -  this is my submission for Modern Eden Gallery's "Storybook" show.  The show involved us artists creating different interpretations of classic children's books!  I immediately went for Kenneth Grahame's 1908 "The Wind in the Willows" as it's one of my all time favourites.  For my painting, being the artist I am, I wanted to include one of the few human characters in the book (the jailer's daughter, who helps Toad escape from prison).  The background & layout & colours are reminiscent of Victorian painters like Waterhouse, Millais, Tissot (wonderful lazy river scenes).  One of the things I always enjoyed about The Wind in the Willows is how the main characters are animals.  They are usually highly anthropomorphized in more recent illustrations, but I specifically wanted to depict them as the critters they are.  Mr. Badger, Rattie, Mr. Toad and even Mole (on the distant shore) can all be seen.  Ever the bon vivant, Mr. Toad is playing cards and sharing a bottle of wine with his lovely companion.  This is my own original acrylic painting, hand painted on panel, the original is currently at San Francisco's Modern Eden Gallery for the duration of the Storybook show, prints & canvases are available at Strangeling.com  My original acrylic painting. Prints available at www.zazzle.com/strangeling*  and  www.strangeling.com

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Unseelie Court: Famine by jasminetoad
Unseelie Court: Famine
The fourth painting in a my series called "The Unseelie Court" - specifically for the subset inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - this is "Famine." Each painting in my Unseelie Court series depicts important individuals or families within the Unseelie Court. Exploring the darker side of the Fairy Court, the Unseelie faeries take their theming from unpleasant aspects of the magical and natural world. But of course despite being wicked they will have a beautiful and refinded elegance about them.... This particular painting in the series symbolizes "Famine". I tried to use a variety of historic magery from many cultures and centuries past - from the Dublin potato famine sculptures to the Egyptian hieroglyphs depicting famine in Saqqara, to medieval altarpieces. So many great references in this one, really speaks to the Art History nerd in me, loads going on. Her tattoo is the symbol of the balance scales, traditional associated with the apocalyptic personification of Famine. The original piece is sold, but prints, canvases & posters are available. Check out Strangeling.com to see the others in the series! Stay tuned for the Unseelie Court: Deadly Sins subset! This is my own original acrylic painting.
My original acrylic painting. Prints available at www.zazzle.com/strangeling*  and  www.strangeling.com
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jasminetoad
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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United States
I am the artist, Jasmine Becket-Griffith (aka Strangeling) - welcome to my deviantART gallery! ALL of my paintings are acrylics handpainted the old fashioned way, usually on wood or masonite. You may know my work from countless books and lines of merchandise, especially through the Bradford Exchange, The Hamilton Collection, Disney, my dolls & ball-jointed dolls Ashton-Drake, stores like Hot Topic, Target, etc. Here you will find dragons, faeries, steampunk, Rococo portraits, lowbrow art, mermaids, vampires, Victoriana, animals, Tudor portraits, nymphs, and more. I live in Celebration, Florida with my husband/assistant Matt and our cats, Mama Wolf and Tigrillo. I've been selling my artwork online since 1997 - be sure to check out my website:

www.strangeling.com

Now Visit IN PERSON at Pop Gallery Orlando at Downtown Disney West Side® at the Walt Disney World Resort®

www.strangeling.com/popgallery…

my Zazzle store:
www.zazzle.com/strangeling*

my Etsy shop:

strangeling.etsy.com

and my eBay store (where you can buy my ORIGINAL paintings!):

stores.ebay.com/Strangelings-A…

I'm also at Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/Jasmine…

I also am always in the Dragon*Con Art Show (Atlanta), MegaCon (Orlando), and FaerieCon (Baltimore) every year - come & see me!

Current Residence: Celebration, FL
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thetruthisunlucky Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is lovely!!  

Was wondering if perhaps you'd like to join www.paigeeworld.com?  I'm not a mod or anything on there, but I'm just spreading the word and we would all love it if you came and joined us on there!  It's a great place to share art!
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Casey-Aitken Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Artist
I love your drawings they are so beautiful I'm a huge fan 
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SpookyRaven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I bought four small pieces of artwork today at Planet Comicon! Your art is simply gorgeous! :love:
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Jedinski Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawings are so beautiful! There is mystery in all of your character's eyes Heart - Free 
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fluffypuppy1011 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought two of your prints at Disney World I love them so much cx
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creepyclayten Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Omayghad I finally found your deviant account :3 Love your works <3
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AngeloftheCake Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Hi Jasmine! My mom is a huge fan of yours (many of her tatoos are your works), and her birthday is coming up. I was wondering if you could please maybe write her a birthday message, give her an autograph, or anything really. She's still recovering from surgery, and I wanted to make this birthday special. Anything would be awesome, really.
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marcusthedbzking Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
pretty of the cute, woman good favorite.
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ei9 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
a Faery New year to you Jasmine and keep your one of a kind beautiful awesomeness going in 2015. God loves you everyday of your life.
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Writer
Oh my faery Godmother I'm so surprised you have a DeviantART account!! I absolutely adore your art, especially your card decks!!
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