Enormous Animals and Human Hybrids Interact in Enigmatic Landscapes by Bill Mayer

“Black Goldfish at the Cliffs.” All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission

Reimagining European art historical genres with a special affinity for the Romanticists, artist and illustrator Bill Mayer’s wry and moody paintings (previously) merge fantastical figures with vast landscapes. From a haughty crow with insect companions to a giant goldfish overseeing a lone figure on the coast, the artist’s enigmatic scenes highlight hybrid creatures and unexpected relationships.

“The Bird-Woman” is currently part of Beinart Gallery’s Small Works 2023 exhibition, which runs September 16 through October 8 in Melbourne, and Mayer’s work will also be a part of a group show in December with Principle Gallery. Explore more on the artist’s website and Instagram.

“Old Crow”

“Afternoon Tea”

“The Bird-Woman”

“The Black Swan”

“La Caracol”


“Ringo, the Beatle”

“The Monkey’s Paw”

“When Insects Rule the World (Beetle)”

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