Amy Higgins

Artists Statement

I work primarily in ink, as it transfers media effortlessly and maintains a sense of humanity and directness; from heart, to limb to pen.

My focus lies in what many consider the macabre, and my illustrative style lends itself to this as a concept. I aim to create images that haunt, that provoke thought and inspire the viewer to introspect, but without being morbid, and inspiring reflection over revulsion.

I envisage, as a first step, a series of powerful images, along the lines of a whale and a woman who dreams beyond where we exist day to day, and the wolf who may prowl or shy away defeated, that ruminate both the internalised pain of the human condition and also comment on the human impact upon – and view of – the beasts of this world and the next.


Pen and ink on paper are my primary material, However, I do work with mixed media such as photography and paints. I do explore watercolours and acrylics in my artwork, depending on the subject matter and feeling I am trying to deliver in the composition.