There are those who would claim that all my artwork is illustration. They may have a point, though it is not one I'm willing to concede, because looked at that way, most art is illustration. The pictures on this page, however, are painted specifically to be printed with written stories, stories which are not mine, but written by other people.

Murky Depths Magazine

A few months back I was asked if I would be interested in creating an illustration for Murky Depths, a quarterly anthology containing short stories with artwork, and also comic strip stories. The stories are "speculative fiction with sprinklings of horror and fantasy that push the boundaries of science fiction" - an interesting and engaging mixture that comes from the gaps between the obvious.

Of course you will have to buy the publications to read these stories - go to for more info. As you can tell from the issue numbers it's a very new magazine, but going well, and I'm really pleased to be involved with it as I get to paint things I wouldn't otherwise tackle.

Expect more of these illustrations over time...

All images and prints are © Nancy Farmer. Please email me if you wish to reproduce any of these images, or see my permissions page in the 'info' section.