Maddie Talbert

Illustration BDes (Hons)

I am an illustrator from Massachusetts who enjoys combining digital and traditional media such as crochet or gouache to create dreamlike scenes.

About

In my work, I enjoy exploring a broad range of interests from children’s book illustration to editorial work to designing oracle cards. I enjoy working monochromatically as well as evoking a sense of playfulness through colour. My work often involves imagined, dreamlike scenarios and connecting to nature or a sense of home. No matter what the subject is, I love to tell stories through my work. 

My process often combines digital and a variety of traditional media. I love the physicality of traditional media such as watercolour, gouache, ink, and even crochet at the start of a piece, and digital media allows me to add to the piece in exciting ways. I am always exploring different ways to combine the two together.

On the left, a girl walks up to a house with the lights on. On the right, the girl and her grandmother sit on a couch and crochet.

Page 1 & 2 of The Yarn Ball

Girl on the left runs towards a house on the right at nighttime.

Page from The Yarn Ball

A stone path leads to three houses shaped like mushrooms. Bushes are in the foreground and a gradient in the background with smoke coming out of the chimneys.

The Mushroom Village

In the center is a skull emerging out of the ocean. On top of the skull is a volcano and plants with a woman resting on the nose.

Island Utopia

A woman on the left in bold colors sits on a couch and reads a magazine. The same woman on the right, now in gray, reads the magazine at a table

Slide from Glasgow Women’s Library Podcast presentation

A hand in the centre holds four colourful badges from a box beneath the hand.

Slide from Glasgow Women’s Library 21 Revolutions Podcast presentation

To support me and my work, I would be so grateful if you would follow my social media pages to stay up to date with what I am working on!

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