About Desiree Charmaine

I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree at RMIT Melbourne. I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English at La Trobe University Melbourne, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing) at Melbourne University. I have written essays and studied youth alternative cultures in Melbourne, and continue to write Fiction Fantasy and poetry. I have a penchant for darker themes and love to explore the darker side of life.

Angels on Hat

Angels on hat 001

Strange hermit with angels carolling on top of his hat, Had a symbolism of balance of light and dark, here he is present in the sky, with blue clouds and a serene surrounding. Maybe hermits are closer to heaven. who knows.

The angels appear to be in congregation as well, or discussing something, as the hermit holds his transparent cat, a symbolism for understanding secrets.

Nostalgic angel turning time to music

angel moves time 006

These strange bowler hat twins who are made of smoke serenely listen to some music from a gramaphone. a little mysterious black raven watches on. An angel reaches up while they are distracted by the music and turns a wheel, a red chord present in her other hand to turn time.

Definately a symbol of one trying to manipulate the slowness or quickness of time, a heavenly intervention by the angel changes things a bit

Magician at the table

drawings 2 7 jan 2014 013

I love this drawing, it is not for sale. I love it that much. It shows a magician wearing a magenta cloak, which is a self portrait in a way. I own a burgundy cloak and I am a woman but the colour of the cloak in the picture represents some part of my soul.

The magician who could be male or female sits at the table, with a candle giving off bright white light and writes a story, or a scroll in a secret language. Light from the ceiling peeks in through a hole and shines down on the magician, almost illuminating him.

This is an image of self illumination to me, i treasure it.

Magician with raven and book

Christmas 2013 005

This drawing was given to my Godbrother as a birthday present. I truly love it because the face of the magician is androgynous, and really reminds me of what an angel would look like.

The magician is based on my favourite novel and is reading a book of secrets. Ravens flutter around and keep the magician company.

I used watercolour because i wanted to express fluidness, shadows, and forms and smoke that surround a magician. In short I wanted to show the subconscious mind of the magician.

Magician speaks to raven

drawings 2 7 jan 2014 012

This magician is based on one of my favourite novels of all time. The drawing shows the magician covered in tattoos, symbols, and glyphs. It felt interesting to just let my mind flow and draw what was hidden in my mind.

I love ravens. They seem sharp and intelligent, and i love the way they caw at you. Almost as if they are scolding you, or telling you something you need to know.

In this picture, the magician seeks out the wisdom of the raven, bending on his knee in a gesture of respect, listening to the raven and consulting it.

Its interesting to note how the magician is almost tribal looking, i think i am influenced by the fact some tribal people really feel like they know magic to me.

magician with three clocks

drawings 2 7 jan 2014 011

This is the magician with three clocks, doves flutter up his cloak, and the clocks represent the past, present, and no time. No time is my way of describing that endless sense of time inside someone’s mind. One of my favourite drawings.

I don’t know if heaven is the past, maybe it is. Maybe we all came from heaven. The present clock is symbolised by the phases of the moon and four hands. Three hands pointing to the full moon and one to the waning moon. I suppose this symbolises balance.

This is one of my favourite drawings because it symbolises the calling of the powers within oneself.

 

 

Vampire falling

drawings 2 7 jan 2014 010

I saw this when i had schizophrenia, i saw many interesting things during schizophrenia that inspire my art. I saw a vampire or a man resembling a member of a choir from this band called Rosa Crux.

The vampire was falling from the sky, as punishment or a test. I saw folds of dark red silk. I fell from the sky too.

In this drawing he does not fall to the ground, he is suspended in the air, which is what I saw. People who are related or know him stand below watching, I try to capture different reactions.