Recently, I was invited to participate in Gallery 1988's 30th anniversary show, set to open April 6th, 2018 on Melrose in Los Angeles. The theme of the show will celebrating movies from the year that gave Gallery 1988 their name.
I chose the movie 'Willow' not only because it was a childhood favorite of mine (and continues to be so), but also because I'm reminded of Brian Froud's fairies. I didn't make the connection till later in life, but the fairies that visit Willow and Elora Danan in the movie have the very same feel as Brian Froud's fairies in his illustrations. Whether or not this is the case, I have always been fascinated with portraying the magical.
For the 30th anniversary show, I decide to illustrate the scene leading up to the presentation of Cherlindrea's wand to Willow, the precession of the fae as they make their way to Willow and Elora. The illustration is entitled, 'The Lally Maiden of the Forest' and is made with watercolor on paper. If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can visit the framed painting at Gallery 1998 until April 21st, 2018.