Art is a way for us to express and explore the darkness that lives within myth and minds. I'd like to feature some of those strange internal landscapes and their inhabitants as depicted by artist Theodora Daniela Capat.
Originally from Romania, Capat weaves magic worlds out of a variety of mediums--ink, watercolor, charcoal, pencil, oil, and digital--and operates out of an island castle in Sweden called Vaxholm Fortress that can only be accessed by ferry. It sounds incredibly magical and inspiring, and it shows through her immersive imagery.
Capat is a very ambitious artist who values the fundamentals of art and is passionate about teaching them to students who she will tutor hands-on and side-by-side in the castle in which she resides. Some of her favorite themes and studies include culture, anatomy and animals (real and mythical), and mortality.
|"Memento Mori" oil painting|
|"Apparition at a full moon" The creature depicted in this watercolor is an 'iele', a type of Romanian forest spirit that are only visible in moonlight.|
|"Sun Bringer Kisosen" This charcoal piece is an interpretation of a Native American solar deity who takes the form of an eagle, according to the Abenaki people.|
|This pencil drawing is called "Serenity". Capat shared that this piece was inspired by intense dreams of floating she was having at the time.|
Capat's Website - visit to view the gallery, shop, and find information on the artist Vaxholm Castle
YouTube Channel - you may watch Capat create her artworks via her uploaded livestreams
ArtStation - digital artworks and video game/character concepts
Instagram - the artist is quite actively sharing posts and live streams of her creative process (@capatart)