Zoe Rayner is a freelance illustrator who currently resides in Providence, RI. She has lived and traveled in many countries - including Bangladesh, Italy, and Ireland - and her work is inspired by the visual richness of different cultures, geographies and time periods.
Working with pen, pencil and digital coloring, Zoe fills her art with high levels of detail, engaging the viewer with layered and often dreamlike elements. Natural patterns and floral motifs feature heavily in her art, a testament to her love of nature and the endless variety of imagery it provides.
Her current artistic focus addresses issues of socio-political significance (she feels passionately about gender equality and climate change initiatives), and as a lifelong reader she is also drawn to the field of book illustration.
Awards Creative Quarterly 51, Illustration (Runner-Up)
Ink & Arrows Magazine
Events 2017, Nike "Kiss My Airs" at The Blind Whino, Washington DC
2017, RAW Exhibition at the Howard Theater, Washington DC