Skully Audrey – Simona Candini

Why did you pick this picture?

This is one of my most popular skully girl, from an ongoing series that I’ve started back in 2013 titled “Bones And Poetry, showcasing characters that live in the Undead Forest. They are half girl and half sugar skull. I love creepy and cute imaginary and each year I add some new girls to the clan.

Where did the idea for this art come from?

I was requested to make some artworks for a show that had “Bones” as theme. My love for Mexican’s day of the deads, gothic culture, big eyes art and melancholic atmosphere gave birth to my skully girls and I was so happy to see that my followers love them as much as I do.

What does this art mean to you?

My art means everything to me, it’s my whole world. All my girls carry a little part of me around the world, and they represents the multitude of colors with which my very soul is composed.

What can you tell us about yourself?

We are all a mix of light and dark and this is something that I feel very much. It’s not easy to find a balance between the two, but art can help to vehicle these contrasting energies into the act of creation. Art is my therapy against my fears and I’m humbled each time that my collectors tell me that my art is helping soothing their pain or depression. This is a little miracle and I’m so grateful for that, pushing me to give more and more each time.

What more can you tell us about your art?

This year I’m keeping myself a little more free from gallery shows because I’m concrbtrating in improving my oil painting technique and I need to be more relaxed for that. But I’ve already scheduled a solo show for 2019 and designer con this November, so stay tuned! Also I’ve reopened commissions this year which is something that I love to do because it gives me the chance to meet and speak with new people, all of them with their own story to tell. The creation process is enriched by the contributions of their ideas and feelings and this leads sometimes to new horizons that I would have never had the chance to explore by myself!

To see more of Simona’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instagram page

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