The High Rise Faerie

It’s been a long time coming, but the first painting in my Urban Faeries series is finished!

Please welcome…..(drum roll)…..



The High Rise Faerie.jpg
20″ x 30″ Acrylic on canvas

What do you think?

I can now reveal that there will be a total of five urban faeries (not all female), set in the city of Bristol and that each painting will be set at a different time of day, highlighting a different facet of urban living. As you can (hopefully) see from the High Rise Faerie, her time of day is sunset.

The complete series looks something like this:

The Litter Faerie (Sunrise)
The Graffiti Faerie (Midday)
The Diesel Faerie (Afternoon)
The High Rise Faerie (Sunset)
The Neon Faerie (Night)

I am now frantically painting The Graffiti Faerie and hope to be able to reveal her to the world at BristolCon on the 29th October. Also at BristolCon, my husband Neil will be speaking at one of the panels, followed by a reading from a very special book of his – check out his website for more details.

Until then, please do ask me anything about this painting or leave me a comment – I’d love to know what you think!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved the mix of muted and vibrant colour. Your cityscape reminds me of a mill town, something at odds with the surrounding breadth of nature in which it is placed. I love that your faerie is casually perched, almost kicking her legs, in what appears to be a gothic edifice – as if this ‘high rise’ endures and she is waiting on the world to return to its natural state.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. artistgemma says:

      Thanks Kim! It’s the view from the top of the Cabot Tower in Bristol. My model was definitely perched kicking her legs, and I love your interpretation of her viewpoint!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.