When I was a little girl, I spent many nights at my grandparent’s house. Before bed, my brother & I would curl up with my Mimi while she read to us from a book of fairytales. The fanciful and fantastic stories fed and fueled my imagination. Seattle artist Brian McGuffey’s work reminds me of the imaginary worlds I would dream of when I drifted off to sleep, my grandmother’s voice still in my ears.
A world in which a horse’s head could talk, princesses danced all night in a secret castle and magic beans lead to adventure and riches.
McGuffey’s use of muted palettes and layered textures give his work a wonderful, dreamlike atmosphere. And of course, where else but in our dreams do deer wear dresses and mountain goats sport top hats?
To see more of Brian McGuffey’s work, please visit his website. Hope your week is filled with fairytales of the best kind!
Featured image is Pleased To Meet You. All images are via the artist’s website.