I make drawings which combine detail with mixed-media texture; most often I
use a combination of watercolours, coloured and graphite pencils, sometimes
combining digital elements.

I have an interdisciplinary practice which spans illustration, writing,
activism and research. I am interested in what can be told of the outside
through coming to know the shape of the inside: my work explores interior
worlds, often visiting themes of gender, queerness and queer relating,
human-nonhuman interactions and experiences of injustice. I also come
back to enduring inspirations such as folklore, psychoanalytic theory, and
the sea. I am currently studying an MA in Gender, Sexuality and
Culture at Birkbeck University.

Illustration commissioners have included The History Press, Popshot and
Firewords poetry journals, and Unbound. Publishers of my written work include
Animals and Society Institute, Vegan Feminist Network and Dark Mountain

vita.sleigh@gmail.com // +44 (0) 7968 119970