Amelia Leonards
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Amelia Leonards

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Visual Art – Boston, MA

I’m a fantasy artist living in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I primarily work in watercolor-there’s something deliciously sublime about it, its touch, scent, and feel. It was the first medium I tried when I was little, and every time I put brush to paper, my heart aches with nostalgia. A lot of my work is completely out of my head. I don’t want to say made up, since I know that these creatures exist- they skulk at the edges of our consciousness, skirting our waking moments, gold eyes gleaming and white teeth flashing. Next time you’re in the woods. . .look around you. Look closer. The rest of my work is inspired by mythology and folklore, especially the legends of the Celts, the Ancient Egyptians, and the Ancient Greeks. Really, though, I love all the stories- Tales of magic and strange creatures? Yup. Strong women? Definitely. Antlers? . . . I don’t think I got my antler obsession from any particular mythic cycle, I think that’s just me. Most days I can be found in my studio sipping tea and painting rogue fae, goddesses, and the occasional natural science study. ...more