Faerie art of beauty and enchantment. Mermaids, nature spirits, goblins, giants, witches and other folklore creatures. ‘Poison Bride’ pencil crayon drawing by Michelle Maiden 2017. A dark faerie lady in a purple silk veil, with ivy leaves and deadly nightshade berries ornamenting her plaited raven hair. Ancient ladies would beautify themselves with the use of Belladonna to enlarge the pupils of the eyes. On a darker note, poisonous plants such as Belladonna could become a woman’s weapon of choice if her husband or lover stepped too far out of line. ‘Wild Harvest’ pencil crayon drawing by Michelle Maiden 2017. A wild woman decorated with the harvest from native northern European trees and hedgerows; blackthorn sloes, hawthorn and elder berries, crab apples and hazelnuts. In vivid and warm Autumn colours. ‘Samhain Night’ pencil crayon drawing by Michelle Maiden 2018. A witch sets her amber eyes over her crystal ball on Samhain night, her raven hair entwined with psychoactive belladonna and fly agaric mushrooms, as the light of traditional Jack-o’-lanterns, original carved from roots such as turnips in old Europe, cast their otherworldly light about the room. Etsy Shop To purchase any of the artwork shown here please visit my Etsy shop for prints, cards and original art. Also please contact for commission info or for any other inquiries.