Eve Murphy Marriott
Using traditional materials, my work is inspired by the Folk and Fairy tale books I grew up reading and each piece aims to intrigue the viewer to learn more.
I tend to use a mix of materials such as pencil, watercolour, and ink to create my work, often adding colour digitally in the final stages of design. This last year in particular I have been enjoying the unpredictable patterns and textures that come from using ink washes and graphite. There is something very satisfying in not knowing the exact outcome of your work as you create it.
I have always been drawn to Fairy tales with their rich imagery and bizarre storylines. Strong influences on my work are illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac who are synonymous with Grimm's Fairy Tales and Stories from Hans Christian Andersen.
My goal is to create visual stories that will captivate the viewer and draw them into the world created beyond the page.
A Little Bird Told Me
A spread from my book " A Little Bird Told Me". This book was our first personal project of 4th year.
A selection of pages from "A Little Bird Told Me".
Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber"
"Mirrors on all the walls, in stately frames of contorted gold, that reflected more white lilies than I'd ever seen in my life before. He'd filled the room with them, to greet the bride...The young bride, who had become that multitude of girls I saw in the mirrors"
Angela Carter's "The Courtship of Mr Lyon"
"As she was about to rise, he flung himself at her feet and buried his head in her lap. She stayed stock-still, transfixed; she felt his hot breathe on her fingers, the stiff bristles of his muzzle grazing her skin, the rough lapping of his tongue and then, with a flood of compassion, understood; all he is doing is kissing my hands"
Angela Carter's "The Tiger's Bride"
"One single tear swelled, glittering, at the corner of the masked eye. A tear! A tear, I hoped, of shame. The tear trembled for a moment on an edge of painted bone, then tumbled down the painted cheek to fall with an abrupt tinkle, on the tiled floor"
Common Weal Banner
A newsletter banner created for Common Weal along the theme of environmental sustainability.
Based off of a prompt to describe your life in 6 words. My final image is filled with little objects and motifs that are significant to me, all hidden within the books I have collected throughout my life so far.
An illustration from my personal sketchbook. I try as often as I can to sketch the landscape around my home, especially during Winter when the sky on a clear day has the most amazing colours.
If you want to see more of my work you can follow me on social media where I share all my projects. Please feel free to contact me regarding inquiries or commissions.