Thursday, August 1, 2019

Sirin Thada Creates Bird Illustrations with Watercolors and Antique Paper

Sirin Thada is a mixed media artist and an illustrator based in Manhattan. She was born and grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore after her parents immigrated from Thailand. Not knowing what to do, she decided to fulfill her parents' dream of becoming a lawyer. She earned a dual degree through Columbia Law School and the Graduate School of Journalism. She passed the bar and became a lawyer at a big firm which she quit only after a couple of years to become a full-time artist.

She creates stunning illustrations with antique papers, trims, reclaimed materials and ephemera. Her work is mostly inspired by mountains, flowers, and enchanted forests, and Grimms’ fairytales and Jack London novels she read as a child. Her birds are a wonderful combination of base watercolor paintings and paper cuttings that adds color, texture and patterns to each piece.

To learn more about her work go to Instagram where she posts behind the scene videos. You can find her prints based on her originals here.