Demelsa is a painter of whimsical and magical imagery. From the bright setting of a tiny ladybird village (complete with corner shop) to the gloomy darkness of a forest filled with gnarly trees that were once children... her work creates a sense of wonder and gives a snapshot of imaginary worlds and characters, often with an injection of quirky, subtle humour.
With a lifelong love of traditional stories, and anything magical or supernatural, she is influenced by stories far removed from real life and endeavours to capture this in her paintings. An early memory that perhaps influenced this was being convinced she had seen a two headed llama at a zoo visit. Embarrassingly, she continued to believe this until well into her teens. It was a sad, sad day when reality became real.
She loves to create a sense of possibility in her work, and hopes that the viewer can imagine themselves walking through a forest one day, where they might be lucky enough to stumble upon a cat enjoying a nice cup of tea, meeting a giraffe that will take them on a ride through the clouds over some springy macaron trees, or seeing a two headed llama...
Demelsa lives in North Yorkshire (UK) with her 3 children and her wonderfully supportive teacher partner.
Spending a lot of time on DIY, she enjoys creating a fun and homely space to live and work in, and will attempt pretty much any task in order to achieve aspirations above budget - plastering, plumbing, fence building, woodwork - (some more successful than others!)
She is a big fan of bingewatching TV shows and films, and ignoring the world whilst getting lost in a book that is intended for teenagers, and occasionally enjoys walks in the fresh air (but only after grumbling like a child because she doesn't want to go for a walk in the fresh air.)
Her favourite season/s are autumn and winter, and when September arrives she loves nothing more than waiting for the snow to come and planning where to put the Christmas tree.
Clients include -
Little Pink Dog Books