I am Philip Malpass, a painter from England, in the U.K.

My fairies lie hidden deep in forests, as the unknown remains concealed from our gaze. Reality is complex, and we can only hope to catch a glimpse of what may truly be.

Without passions, or interests, life can get dull, as I'm sure you've discovered. My passion has always been, drawing and painting, and my speciality within that area, is fantasy and all things magical and mythical. With a past in commercial art, only now, in my retirement, do I feel free to start creating art just for me, art from my heart. I have resolved that my art, should celebrate life, in all its forms, (both the seen and the hidden) and having in my youth, worked closely among trees, forests and woodlands now feel like home.

Reference photos of Fae Folk.

My drawings and paintings, are based upon reference photos that I take myself, of natural details and of course the Fairy Folk themselves. However, in truth, this journey of mine has barely yet begun. To follow my progress, check out my BLOG, by clicking the link in the MENU at the top of this page.

FAIRY. (noun). A small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one. (Middle English – denoting fairyland, or fairies collectively, from Old French faerie, from fae, ‘a fairy’, from Latin fata ‘the Fates’). 

A dictionary definition (yet they are so much more than this … and not always small).

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Panel 1


Some pencil drawings and paintings from the past. I have worked in many media, but, in the future, oil will be my main choice. 

The Magpie Rider.
Flight Study.
Pencil Study.
The Dark Fay. (oil).
The Old Green Man. (acrylic)
One Friday morn' as we set sail ...
The Fairy Sisters Meet. (Lucky photo)
Fairy in the Shrubbery.
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Panel 3

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