Over a year ago, I first marveled at the curious work of Vancouver-based illustrator Julia Iredale. Her surreal illustration style fuses landscapes and figures into singularly compelling scenes. While Julia hasn’t departed from her visual language, she’s continued to refine it with a new body of work. Rather than creating full-bleed illustrations, she plays raw edges to produce pieces that deftly convey lucid dreaming and memories you can’t quite shake.
This visual shift, in part, thanks to experimentation with media. “I have really been appreciating ink lately,” she says. “It is such a fluid and often unpredictable medium, it really helps me get out of my controller-mind and surrender to what happens. Every now and again magical things appear.”
Julia Iredale fuses gorgeous technique with a compelling visual language to produce beautifully surreal illustration.