Juniperella mirabilis by Chloe Marsters
Ink pen illustration
175mm x 125mm (including frame)
"This drawing is part of a series called Vibrant Gems. Each drawing features a girl, adorned with dazzling colours, inspired by a real-life tiny creature. This girl is adorned with the colours of "Juniperella mirabilis (a species of beetle)".
Chloe has been drawing since she was tiny. Her parents would supply marker pens and stacks of paper... a medium that she still favours.
"I fall in love with beautiful things; bodies, insects, flowers, sea creatures, shells... When I love certain things so much, I can not stop thinking about them. My practice is born from these thoughts. Drawing that beautiful thing allows me to study it, expressing my love for it".
Chloe Marsters is an Auckland based artist of Cook Island descent. She gained critical success early in her art career, and as a teenager she was awarded the Parklane Wallace Trust Development Award as part of the prestigious Wallace Trust Art Awards in 2009. Chloe is known for her intricate and meticulous drawings and prints referencing the human form and nature.
Some of her work, can be seen on Instagram @cm.xxiii.x
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