The Message Behind These Portraits Will Empower You

Phoebe Hofsteede is an artist from South-East Queensland, Australia who works with mixed media. She specializes in fine art portrait photography in which she adds mixed media elements to her printed photographs.

Hofsteede created a series of arts for the Recovered Futures Queensland group art exhibition in 2018, where artists with lived experiences of mental illness exhibit their work in Brisbane City Hall Square.

“Each piece in this series highlights the importance of embracing emotions, and to encourage self-care, self-love, and finding the strength in softness,” the artist explained. “Each photograph I executed myself of my muse Caley, and then I applied mixed media such as real pressed flowers, real butterflies, and gold leaf to the printed photograph, which was then preserved in antique frames.”

Scroll down and check out her work below.