Myths & Legends Exhibition

by marthrhiannon

As part of the inaugural Bristol Biennial, Drawn in Bristol will be presenting an exhibition celebrating myths and legends from around the world. I’m one of 22 illustrators who have created pieces for the exhibition and they can all be seen(and bought!) in the main hub of the festival, The Showroom, on College Green from June 10th-16th.

For those who cannot make the exhibition, here’s my finished piece. I chose Nixies, female water sprites/river mermaids from German mythology, as my subject. These creatures, like many water-based mythological humanoids, often tried to drown people by luring them into the depths using their beauty and their enchanting voices. Nixies could be malicious or friendly, depending on the tale.