Elfie Ray is the title under which fine artist Karen Williams works. Elfie meaning elf or magical counsel. Ray meaning stream from the sun or any other luminous body.
Karen gained a BA in fine art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design followed by an MA in design at The Manchester Metropolitan University.
She creates original artworks and limited edition original Giclée prints.
A visual magpie she likes to immerse herself in an ethereal magical fantasy world where her characters and her love of mark making fight it out on the page.
Her work has many spiritual elements that embody the artists own beliefs.
A lover of creativity she has an eclectic nature with particular interests in fairy tales, myths, spiritual symbols, textiles, embroidery, pattern, nature, Japanese visual culture, French graphic novels, late 19th and early 20th century illustration (most commonly referred to as the golden era) and endless inspiration from everything around her.
Creativity connects, energizes, inspires and sparkles.