Artists

Britt McDermott is a visual artist and art educator from Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses art education to teach young people about country music history. She works primarily in illustration and oil paint and has exhibited her artwork across the Southeast US. (Issue /1)


Julie Fordham is a mixed media artist working in Atlanta, GA. She attended Rhode Island School of Design where she studied Illustration. Her work is primarily comprised of female portraiture. She surrounds her subjects in a world of symbolism and contrast. The combination of stitches and lace. Bright colors and dark imagery. The rigid lines of text with the soft curves of the feminine form. She is currently exploring the capabilities of needlework to create patterns and texture, stitching halos, animals, and plants. She focuses on themes such as mental health, fate and sexuality in women. She has shown around the city of Atlanta and Nashville, and participated in many shows at the Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford. (Issue /3)


Aliya Smith is a Cambridge, Mass-born, Atlanta-based illustrator and muralist focused on surreal femininity and connection with nature and self. Aliya has drawn her entire life with great encouragement from her family to pursue a career in the arts. She studied fine art at UNC Asheville, but shortly after college, decided to steer toward more illustrative work. Her pieces often tenderly spotlight mental illness and self-preservation through crisp line work and pop colors. (Issue /2)