Mike Willcox Creates Dream-Like Artworks

Artist Mike Willcox creates mystical and surreal art that reminds us of the art deco style a lot. Willcox is inspired by “existing, healing, growing, love, romance, wind, storms, history, plants, life – all kinds of things,” as he told It’s Nice That. From that, he built a rich portfolio of illustrations, graphic novels, tapestries, and even tarot decks — all things that can carry symbolic meaning.

He’s not always sure how the painting will come up until he finishes it. “I’ll have a vague idea of color and a small piece of a figure I can’t quite make out stuck in my head, and I’ll have to make it,” he says.

Sometimes, the inspiration comes to him in dreams or during meditation sessions.

If you want to see more art by this interesting artist, follow him on Instagram, where he has nearly 70,000 followers already.

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PSA: For people reposting artwork. I love and appreciate everyone. But if you are choosing to share others artwork here are some guidelines: Please don’t crop and filter peoples artwork. It gets passed around the internet uncredited thousands of times with peoples names cut off and the art not looking as intended. Which makes you unable to reverse image search. Instagram allows you to post a rectangular image you must pinch it before posting to resize so its not a square. If you see something you want to repost, find the original post and credit the artist. So many people are just crediting the person who shared it, driving traffic to someone else. Also credit the artist at the beginning of the post. Its hard to notice someone’s name beneath 30 hashtags. It’s not going to ruin your content to credit artists upfront. Please have a sense of responsibility to the things you share. I had one image shared literally hundreds of thousands of times uncredited which led to people selling it on merch all over the world. Anybody want a wicca wicca wallet phone case? Free worldwide shipping out of Turkey. Some of my awesome friends on here have been champions of crediting artists and sticking up for me when they see things uncredited and I thank you all so much for having my back and letting me know when you see that stuff. Keep in mind anything can go viral and where someone could have made a lot of money or gotten a lot of exposure they didn’t because someone shared something without their name on it.

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Prints available cuz I luv u.

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