About the Artist

Hi, I'm Madalyn McLeod. I'm a freelance illustrator and fantasy artist, living in the mountains of Asheville, NC. I work with ink, watercolor, and occasionally Photoshop to create imaginative worlds and characters, often with a focus on the feminine. I gather inspiration from nature, folklore, and personal experience.

I like to tell stories with my work.



I've been drawing my whole life. I was born and raised in a small town called Roanoke Rapids, NC. I immersed myself into fantasy worlds and imaginative art, at a young age, and decided to pursue an art career. I went to East Carolina University, where I got my BFA in Illustration. Since then, I've been steadily pursuing my art, illustrating children's books, showing my work at local galleries and shops, and producing a body of personal work that I'm beginning to focus more on now. When I'm not drawing, I enjoy reading a good story, taking walks through the mountains, and petting all the cats I can find.

On social media, I frequently post updates about new projects I'm working on, new art in the shop, behind the scenes looks at my process, and lots more. Some places you can follow me are Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Deviantart.