watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil on paper
artwork measures 10" x 8"
framed to 12" x 10"
Madison Safer is an illustrator who is happiest in a forest full of mushrooms. Her work is often centered around themes of nostalgia, home, and the quiet woods of New England. She is inspired by Russian folk art, Jewish paper cuttings, quilt patterns, and the warmth of a fire after a very cold day. After receiving her BFA in illustration studies from Montserrat College of Art, she currently resides in the sleepy hills of New Hampshire. When she is not napping or drawing, Madison is best found drinking tea, practicing her challah braid, or stealing flowers.
This piece is part of Madison's February 2022 solo show, Shift. "Often what is beloved about seasons is the tiny wonders in between: a favorite flower blooming, the slight browning of fallen leaves, moss catching snow. My hope with this collection is to capture those curiosities through narrative."