The visions of US illustrator James Fenner offer glimpses into a world harboring lost kids, cunning animal spirits and ghost-like figures drifting through the night sky. Many of his works combine evocative, layered colors with abstract signs and symbols. A feeling of stillness and longing merges with a slightly menacing atmosphere. Not all can be trusted here.
James usually starts off with pencil and paper, then takes his illustrations to the next level with digital means. However, with his clever use of textures and painterly brushwork he manages to evoke the impression of a long lost children’s book rather than that of a polished, modern world.