Pepper Raccoon is a digital and ink illustrator based in Wellington, New Zealand. She creates original artwork, as well as merch and commission designs for commercial and private clients. Drawing inspiration from the occult, the strength and graphic power of neotraditional tattoo, and the ebbs and flows of natural energies, Raccoon speaks in a language that describes a world beyond our own.
She strives to make her work accessible in a variety of ways, as she believes that ART IS FOR EVERYONE. Whether it's streaming her process on Twitch, sharing her experiences as a full-time freelance artist on YouTube, creating affordable art products, or producing archival quality fine art prints, there's something for everyone in her practice.
Favoured mediums include isograph pens, ink, watercolour, and digital. Subject matter extends across the botanical and animal kingdom into the esoteric and occult, with an eye towards balancing the volatility of our changing world with the stillness and magic of the cosmos beyond.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalist for Best Artwork
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Out In The City - Wellington
Whanganui Zinefest - Whanganui
Palmerston North Zinefest - Palmerston North
Overload - Auckland
The Spinoff: Drawing Science
Wellington Zinefest - Wellington
Chromacon - Auckland
Wellington ZineFest - Wellington
Tauranga ZineFest - Tauranga
EDUCATION & DEGREES
BFA in Fine Arts - California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Studied Cartooning & Comics at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
Studied Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA