Today we’re featuring the magical illustrations of Laurey Foulkes. Laurey grew up in California where she received her BFA from, the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Her drawings often explore the connections and similarities between the dream world and the real world. The results are drawings that seem like they each tell a story, or perhaps are all scenes from one overarching plot.
I really enjoy Laurey’s mixed media collages. They're reminiscent of the works of Eugenia Loli, wherein the whole world seems to have gone topsy-turvey. Houses and people seem to float amongst the monolithic shapes of glaciers, clouds and mountains or mysterious shapes created from multiple images and patterns.
Technique wise, Laurey brings a sense of flowing movement to all of her pieces. I especially like the way she uses oil paints, creating smooth forms and patterns of contour lines – for example in fields of grass, where it seems like each blade has been separately painted.