Amy Dover is a young artist from County Durham in North East England.
She studied Art and Graphic Design, and after graduating in 2008,
has been devoting her talents to art, illustration and letterpress printing.
Amy's draws inspiration from nature, folktales and ancient myths.
She loves antiques and vintage ephemera, and sometimes uses old books
and letters as a support for her graphite pencil drawings.
Amy also loves listening to music, and for her degree show she decided to illustrate
some of the animal metaphors contained in Joanna Newsom's Ys. Seeing her Ys-inspired
artworks on Behance really piqued my interest, since I am a huge Newsom fan.
In fact, after discovering Ys, I spent months obsessively listening to it and extolling
its virtues to family and friends. I think that Amy's project is a fantastic idea, since
Newsom's songs are full of poetic narratives, deep symbolism and beautiful imagery.
Dover's haunting animal pictures, much like Joanna's songs, are exquisitely
and traditionally crafted, and explore the dramatic aspects of the natural world
and its conflictual relation with our "civilized" approach to life.
Blind My Buttons with Salt. Fill My Long Ears with Bees,