Behind extraordinary ideas, there are extraordinary people. Dumbo Feather is a magazine about these people.
Carmel Seymour’s art is like an antidote to adulthood. Or at least our science driven, technology-laden version of it. Delving into the boundless realm of imagination, Seymour’s painterly fields of vivid watercolour explore life with the wonderment of childhood firmly within its grasp.
You can’t help but want to be swept away by it—transported to the corners of her imagination where the world is painted through the lens of a mystical dreamland.
This sense of wonderment and mysticism isn’t the only thing that makes her artwork unique. Each piece tells a narrative. There’s a story within each of her paintings and sketches, and the beautiful thing is that for everyone, that story will be different. Carmel describes her art as,“Feeling the mystery of the world, the way you do without all the answers.” With that in mind, it’s no wonder we find mature solace within the whimsy of her brushstrokes and pencil shadings, for there, in her art, we don’t have to know the answers. We don’t have to know the ending. It’s all about the journey, the story, the narrative. And isn’t that always the best part?