by Paula Nightingale in New Illustration on Friday 6 July 2012

Lang Leav is an Australian artist who does the most gorgeous and charming illustrations which conjures up images of childhood fairytales. But look closer and you will see that these have dark twists to them, almost bordering on the stuff of nightmares, despite the child-like portrayal. Her portfolio includes beautifully handcrafted books. One, Charlieā€™s Widow, was presented to film director Tim Burton.