Le Fae Virtual Art Show presents our 9th artist, Haley Callahan aka Tricksterbelle.
Haley Callahan is an illustrator and artist living in the San Fernando Valley. Normally her day job is an Universal Studios Hollywood, but 2020 provided an opportunity to develop her artwork. She graduated from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, in 2012 but moved to LA a year later when she married her husband. Her favorite subjects are theme parks, classic monsters, intimidating women, and the Fair Folk, of course. Especially when she can tie it back to her favorite feminist fantasy, LABYRINTH. She uses the handle Tricksterbelle on social media to showcase both her art and video essays.
Haley created two original illustrations for Le Fae!
TITLE: “Queen of the Goblins”
MEDIUM: watercolor and micron on paper
TITLE: “Goblin Market: Redux”
MEDIUM: watercolor and micron on paper
The original is available to purchase through the artist by visiting her at www.instagram.com/tricksterbelle. Please visit their page and message them on how to collect this original work of art.
Haley’s website can be found at https://tricksterbelle.crevado.com/
MEET THE ARTIST
- Start off and tell us your name! Who are you?
Hello! My name is Haley Callahan, and I am an artist and creator in the LA area.
- What kind of art do you create and what medium do you work in?
I make illustrations and designs with emphasis on fashion and character, and I usually work with ink pens and watercolor.
- When did you know you were an artist?
I’ve been offbeat and creative since I popped out of the womb. I discovered my love for drawing in the seventh grade.
- Le Fae is about all things magical fairy! Tell us about why you applied to the show and what inspired the work you made for the curated collection?
I’ve always been one of those nerds who gravitates toward fantasy. One of my early influences was Amy Brown, and my favorite movie of all time is Labyrinth. I also think Labyrinth is essentially a film about female empowerment. And that has been my main inspiration for these pieces. Taking visual cues from the cute Amy Brown fairies and making them a little scary because they’re in charge. They have their own power.
- Where did you hear about Bubble Pop Gallery and what made you want to be in the show?
I follow several LA artists who have shown at the gallery and found out from their posts. Since I had more time for finished art due to quarantine, I decided to try for the show.
- Have you ever done a gallery show before? If yes, how many?
I did a couple gallery shows back in college. Ten years since my very first show!
- What is your favorite thing about being a creative?
My favorite thing is being able to speak in visual language, and synthesize all my influences into something uniquely me.
- What inspires you?
I find inspiration in folklore and mythology, as well as interesting places like theme parks and mid-century tourist traps
- How does art make the world a better place?
Art allows a voice for the voiceless, and can show perspectives that otherwise can’t be pictured.
- Where are you located?
Outside Los Angeles, around the San Fernando Valley.
- What projects are you working on that you can tell us about?
I also make video essays on my Youtube channel. I talk about art history, pop culture, and Disneyland.
- Where can people find you?
I go by Tricksterbelle on all the social media platforms. Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, Youtube, and Tumblr.
- Anything else you would like to share?
Stay safe and be kind!
Le Fae Virtual Art Show
Every day in February we will be featuring a new artist in our first ever LE FAE VIRTUAL ART SHOW. That’s right, every day a new artist with new fairy inspired artwork in a enchanting curated gallery like no one has ever seen! In celebration of our 3rd birthday, 100% of all sales of this show’s artwork will go directly to the artists.
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