Artist Naomi Nowak discusses her fairytale artwork.
I spend my days looking at rooftops, growing my hair like Rapunzel and painting in the meantime. I'm hopelessly attracted to everything pretty but I strive to please eyes and brain together in my work - catch like a moth to the flame but keep nearby with little hints, a gleam in the eye, something not right. I explore what ever is important to me, dynamics of relationships as well as shades of colours or twists of leaves. And sex - but most of the time not very bluntly. When I'm not painting I draw comics. Nothing is more satisfying than a drawn out art process, something that takes many months to finish, something to live within for a while.
I have a mixed background but grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent all my childhood doing arts and crafts but gave it up in favour of being a very silly teenage girl. At 16 I knew something was missing, picked up the paintbrush again and haven't put it down for six years. So far I've had a graphic novel published ("Unholy Kinship" - the next one is coming up in september 2007), and have my work shown in Europe and the US.
Discover more of Naomi Nowak's beautiful work on her website.