Amy Blackwell is an illustrator, among other things. “I’m a painter, printmaker, knitter, maker, writer, reader, and I’m very fond of pancakes,” she declares on her website.
Based in the Midlands, she has a small studio space at backlit in Nottingham, UK. “This is where the magic (doodling/printing/bad singing) happens,” she writes.
“I’m inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colors, the natural world, history, fashion, and folklore. I paint, print and draw and have done (to varying levels of success) since day one,” she adds.
With a feminist agenda in mind, her work focuses mostly on strong female personas that are painted in a range of styles. “My style’s usually very bright and bold, playful, curvaceous,” she told Creative Boom. “Quite simple and tidy. I like mixing it up though and trying out new things.”
Check out some of her creations in the gallery below.