Participating Artists - Jodee Taylah
Australian artist Jodee Taylah has been drawing since she could hold a pencil, and writing stories since she knew how to spell. Her love of art has developed consistently throughout her life and Jodee continues to grow as a creative.
Over the years Jodee has developed a certain gothic flavour to her work, drawing her inspiration from creatives such as Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly. Her illustration style and techniques have attracted recognition by the industry gaining Jodee several award nominations and many opportunities.
She spent her childhood writing and illustrating books - some she still has - drawing little pictures in the margins of her school books, creating characters and fantasy creatures (she was quite fond of fairies, and went through a dinosaur phase at one point), and basically drawing on every blank surface she could find (she painted the wall for her dad when she was still in nappies! Whoops!).
As she got a little older, Jodee discovered books of the darker genre, by authors such as R.L. Stine. With the combination of horror and fantasy, Jodee believes that most of her inspiration today comes from these books she read as a youngster. With the assistance from arts industry professionals in Melbourne, she received the skills that she needed to refine and mould her artistic style.
Jodee has gained awards in 'illustration excellence' and nominations for 'emerging talent' awards. In 2010, her work was personally recognised by Tim Burton as part of his exhibition in Melbourne – an award that Jodee regards highly.
Jodee Taylah now lives on the East Coast of Australia where she runs her own illustration and design business, Toxic Apple Studios. Her work has been described as 'quirky' and 'beautifully twisted'.
Jodee's debut book 'Children of the In-between' is receiving great reviews, and her fan base continues to grow.
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Artwork: We're All Mad Here
Mary Jane Jewell