Maria Christina Panagidi

Illustration - BA (Hons)

Hello. I am Maria Christina, a Cypriot illustrator who finds herself based in both Cambridge and Cyprus depending on the time of year. My pursuit of illustration was initiated by my love for storytelling. My work centres around narrative images inspired by fictional as well as real people, memories, and songs.

While I enjoy sequential images as a format for visual stories, I am intrigued by the idea of narrative contained within a singular image. I explored this fascination throughout my final year in CSA.  In addition, I found myself experimenting with the illustration of story driven music, and other media where narrative can be found.

My chosen analogue materials include watercolours, gouache paints, markers, inks and occasional collage elements. Additionally, I enjoy the practice of digital art and blending the boundaries between the two.