Women in Sally Nixon’s illustrations aren’t arching their backs, or pouting their lips. Neither they’re victoriously posing after a workout session, or showing off glamorous makeup. Nixon illustrates her women doing mundane tasks like brushing their teeth, or eating a toast. Free from the male gaze, Nixon’s women are their most natural selves, and are a fresh breeze in the world ruled by Instagram perfection.
“The women I draw come from my imagination for the most part, however, each of them, in one way or another, is a reflection of my personality,” Nixon tells The Creators Project. “They don’t have perfect bodies or perfect habits and that makes them relatable. The scenes I create around them are everyday places: a bathroom, a restaurant, a messy bedroom. However my goal with each drawing is to elevate the seemingly mundane to something special and worthy of being viewed.”
We’ve collected our favorite illustrations in the list below. Have a look!