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. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. 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 literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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