Based in the UK, artist Adam Oehlers transports his viewers into the dark and playful fantasy worlds of his illustrations. The artist pairs each unique illustration with a telling title and a short history to draw his viewers into the story. Oehlers describes each scene as, “a grim, cobbled place that is trapped in its own time, with some little elements of odd magic which creep in at the edges.”
The character-based scenes draw from fairy tales as well as Oehlers's interactions with the world. His inspiration has varied across his career and he finds that his surroundings and the community in which he lives indirectly affect his work. He said, “These different places rubbed off on my work but it's mainly the state of mind I'm in whilst living there that really affects it.” Find yourself completely charmed by these impressive illustrations where Oehlers's imagination comes to life!