Illustration by Matthew O'Halloran
Songs of War
I'm a freelance Illustrator and exhibiting artist based in Plymouth currently studying a masters in Illustration at Plymouth College of Art.
In my short time as an Illustrator I've worked with various individuals to produce editorial illustrations to accompany pieces of creative writing, articles, poems etc, while exhibiting work across the South West.
I've always gravitated towards work that sparks curiosity in the viewer and I try to take this on board with my Illustrations, deliberately trying to hide the deeper reflections that on the surface looks fun and light-hearted but on further inspection echoes much darker subject matter.
This Illustrations is taken from a personal body of work titled 'Innocence Lost'- I wanted to explore the impact of violence in our childhood and how this can play a part in loosing our innocence as we get older. As kids were often exposed to violence through many means such as media, songs and films that portray violence and this was a piece i came up with to coincide with this line of thought.
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