MARIE LOUISE WRIGHTSON is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Following a degree in Fine Art, she also took a Masters. Since graduating in 2005, she has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous collections.
“Like many people, I have been influenced and inspired by fairy tales, cartoons, films and children’s books; especially the Alice in Wonderland stories. With cautionary messages and wonderful worlds in which to escape, little Alice, the Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts have always created an endless fascination and curiosity of wonder for me. With my work, I have explored a more grown up Alice, an Alice who is still full of wonder and surprise but who also embraces all the delights of Wonderland during her fantastical journeys.An all important part of the stories is for me the visual attraction of the book's illustrations. I have always looked at the illustrations first and read the words later, “partly due to my dyslexia”, but also because I am always completely absorbed by the fabulous drawings within the books. For me the drawings bring the characters to life, allowing the reader to fall down into the rabbit hole with Alice and visualise Wonderland for them self.”
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