Rois et Reines

A new collaboration with the lovely French magazine Tétras Lire !

I illustrated the cover of the April 2017 issue, as well as 10 illustrations for the Charles Perrault fairy tales of "Riquet à la Houppe" and "Peau d'Ane". Here is a selection :

Silent Stories

Early 2017, I created two silent stories, Fox and Bird, to present at the Artist's Bookmarket (end of February) at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. These stories without text have been drawn in pencil and then reproduced on fine art watercolor paper, hand-bound by me in a hardback collector and paperback concertina books.

Bird shows you what happens in a victorian aviary when coats are large enough for one's purpose.

Fox begins with a boy walking through a white forest, where not all things are as they seem...

The books are available in my online shop.

L'or de Choclo

I am beyond happy to share my illustrations for the Peruvian folktale "El Choclo, l'or de Cuzco", published in the January 2017 issue of the French magazine Tétras Lire. Enjoy !

Tiny Homes + Midnight at Light Grey Art Lab Gallery

At the end of 2016, I had the chance to participate to two group shows organised by Light Grey Art Lab Gallery in Minneapolis, U.S. Here are my contributions for "Tiny Homes" and "Midnight", respectively. 

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Inktober 2016

Inktober is a global challenge, where artists around the world create (and share) one ink drawing each day of the month of October. This year I gave myself a theme, horses and characters. Here are a few sneak peeks :

Omoiyari - The book

As part of my exhibition "Omoiyari" in July 2016, I created a limited edition book containing all the illustrations from the exhibition, with additional ink drawings and a little story...

For more information about the book, and to add one to your library, please visit my online shop.

Omoiyari - Exhibition

Here are some photos from my exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh (July 2016) !

The first part of the exhibition is a personal exploration of the question "Where stories come from", featuring 14 watercolor illustrations, ink drawings and sculptures. 

The second part is a collection of sketches and portraits created during live storytelling events in Edinburgh, between October 2015 and July 2016. Visitors could add a leaf to the story tree, telling about their own story or favorite stories. 

Omoiyari - Watercolors

My solo exhibition Omoiyari opens this month in Edinburgh at the Scottish Storytelling Centre (6-27 July 2016). More than fifteen watercolors and drawings are on display, along with sketches and portraits captured during live storytelling performances. Come have a look if you're around !

The illustrations (listed below) are all watercolor and pencil on hot pressed, acid-free watercolor paper (24x35 cm approx.), and are available for purchase. Do not hesitate to contact me at hello@maharel.com for enquiries. 

Yasashi-sa, not all things are as they seem (sold)

Yasashi-sa, not all things are as they seem (sold)

Mizu, it may have been something in the water

Mizu, it may have been something in the water

Kuki, something in the air 

Kuki, something in the air 

Kaigi, scholars discussing the origin of stories (sold)

Kaigi, scholars discussing the origin of stories (sold)

Yujo, unexpected friends

Yujo, unexpected friends

Takara, librarian visiting the story-jars at night

Takara, librarian visiting the story-jars at night

Itami, darker tales

Itami, darker tales

Matsuri, on the way to the festival (sold)

Matsuri, on the way to the festival (sold)

Jukyo, the village of Omoiyari

Jukyo, the village of Omoiyari

Haru, learning to trust

Haru, learning to trust

Kyosei, those who can listen (sold)

Kyosei, those who can listen (sold)

Shoshitsu, things that get lost

Shoshitsu, things that get lost

Hogo-sha, guardian

Hogo-sha, guardian

Kibo, bloom

Kibo, bloom