Photo taken by David Hayes

Photo taken by David Hayes

I grew up in a strange little town where a lot of unusual things happened. Mysterious missing people, haunted houses, bleeding trees, Devil’s hoof-prints and tales of faeries that would spirit you away.
As a child, these things were never far from my mind when I romped in my grandparent’s gardens or wandered the woodlands and moody coasts of my home. Fantasy and the uncanny always seemed to intersect and it inspires my work today - whether it’s long-abandoned buildings, weird liminal spaces, ghost stories or ancient folklore.

When I’m not drawing or painting, I love to go and visit historical sites, abandoned structures, take photos, cook, listen to a good ghost story, watch horror films, and go hiking – sometimes all in the same day.

Email: Ysvyri @gmail.com