Zelde Grimm is a self-taught artist who focuses on pen & ink illustrations that depict whimsical scenes and fairytale-esque creatures. Zelde spent ten years hitchhiking all over the United States, during that time she performed with small circuses and played accordion on the streets for tips but she was always a visual artist at heart. After finding an empty sketchbook on the street one day, she began again to create fantastical illustrations inspired by her own adventures. Always a child at heart, her drawings tend to be sweet and charming, yet often tinged with an element of the macabre.
In addition to illustration, Zelde also enjoys working with fabric and has created numerous dark and lovely dolls. She is an avid bike rider, gardener and spends most of her time with her dog, Simon. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Burlington.
This exhibit displays various works and series by Zelde throughout the last 4 years and you can see the evolution of her work through each stage. Her latest work depicts strange and intricate scenes in which the viewer can discern their own idea of the story unfolding before them. These works were inspired by a desire to create children’s books and a game in which she pulls words from a bowl and arranges them into unusual and amusing sentences. As with most of her work, they are intended to pull the viewer into another world… one where owls drink teacups of flowers and monsters rescue the princesses.
Prints are available at the register.
The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two month. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.
If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email Katie.DeWitt@nabreweries.com.