Before I was a writer, I was an artist. Before I was an artist, I was me. But every person has layers. What do you get under the surface? Hopefully not this kind of soul! These I painted when I was 16. Much has changed since!

‘Melted Woman’ and ‘Dragon Lady’ – watercolour paint on watercolour paper, A3 sized. Pencil outline to start with, flesh tones and lighter colours filled in next. Shading/ highlighting created by mixing green with a dash of red to create a khaki-grey hue. And remember people, ‘Don’t lose the light’ – in this case, not of one’s own soul, but of the eyes (window to the soul) of the poor tormented creatures in your painting!

Metamorphosis of Woman/ Realms of Man:

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Leilanie Stewart

Joseph Robert

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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