Artist's description:

I find much of my inspiration from ancient mythology and folktales. This piece is inspired by the stories and superstitions surrounding witches between the 15th and 18th century.

I found commonalities in many of the tales I read, recurring themes and character archetypes. That was how I came to paint this piece. Stories of mysterious and reclusive old ladies were very common, and people often thought they were witches or devil worshipers. The reality was that this was a time of conflicting beliefs and religious transition.

As such, I wanted this piece to be about the mystery of the character, and the assumptions we make about her. I wanted the painting to have a historical feel to it, but also be a little theatrical.

I love painting characters with lots of texture and history, and this was a joy to create.

Materials used:

Acrylic and Watercolour

The Old Hag (2016)

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