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Iris Compiet

“Storytelling is an essential part of my artwork, and as an artist I strive to lure in the spectator”

Iris is a traditional artist and Illustrator from the Netherlands.

At the age of seven, she knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up... paint and draw fantastical beings. She enjoys working on projects ranging from picture books to gallery art, concept art and even sculpting.

Storytelling is an essential part of her artwork, and as an artist she strives to lure in the spectator, to make them feel a connection to the work and open a gateway to their imagination to ignite it even further. She created a world called Faeries of the Faultlines, a book that was successfully funded through Kickstarter. 

Drawing inspiration from European folklore, mythology, fairytales, ghost stories and anything from tombstones, Victorian photography to popular movies and music, she explores the depths of darkness to find the light.