Maja Beattie is an Oxfordshire based artist who's work documents the society that surrounds her. Heavily influenced by her time living in Bristol and the festival culture Beattie has an innate fascination of people. Her subject matter surrounds portraiture and traces of human behaviour on society's landscape. Using multi-layered, oil painted surfaces Beattie creates an eerie depth within the traditional confines of portraiture. Heavily saturated tones mirror the energy of the youths painted, while cultural references such as street art, fashion and music infiltrate the images. These cultural experiences construct much of her illustration work also using collage and drawing media.