Madeleine Stamer is the gifted artist behind Little Circus Design. Based in Melbourne, Madeleine creates compelling illustrations with a strong folk art bent, bold style and intricate detail. And she's super-cool too - formerly part of the Melbourne graffiti scene, Madeleine is also a ceramicist, teacher, mother, dog-owner, and has illustrated CD art for The Blackeyed Susans!
I love the use of animals and nature in her work, and am especially drawn to the skulls and Mexican-style motifs that remind me a lot of the Day of the Dead figurines that I collect. Madeleine's black and white illustrations would be perfect for modern interiors, but I can't go past this gorgeous bright print of "Girl From Takadanobaba".
You can find original Little Circus Design works on paper and limited editions of signed and numbered giclee prints on Madeleine's website, for sale on Modamuse, and through Jacky Winter/Lamington Drive.
Image: Little Circus Design