"Twinkle and Gloom is a young Artist from North Wales. Her world of Miserable girls is a celebration of femininity and an expression of frustration, fear and shyness. Inspired by the repetitive faces in the magazines and in the media and various trends in the modelling industry her characters are a skewed approach to beauty."- Twinkle & Gloom
Creativity has been with me through girlhood into womanhood. Drawing and making has helped me express myself as a person and as a young woman. My artwork touches upon many of my loves and hates in society, morbidity, fears, anxieties and childhood memories, and is inspired by my obsessions in life. My childlike imagery is a disguise to darker issues, there is a deep feeling behind my pieces, but you have to look for it. Although my work isn't exclusively about femininity my art does touch upon my feelings on femininity, my views on feminist issues, sexuality, inner children and fears. My repetitive faces have been influenced by the trends in the model industry, the 'must haves' to be beautiful such as the moody eyes, big bold eyebrows and doll lips. The combination of these 'beauty trends' is a skewed look on our expectations. I am a strong believer in using my brain not my body to empower and inspire and that feeds itself into the way I create. My morbidity and dark/dry sense of humour also feeds itself deeply into my work; I love a little bit of sarcasm and oddities, a little bit of humour makes light of dark subjects.
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