Rima Staines is an artist making painted talismanic doorways which open upon those Old Realms we half remember traversing in childhood and in dreams. Her work is a kind of Iconography of the Otherworld: rooted in the black earth and green ink of Story and refracting a rusted-amber light from a different and wholly Other sun.



Panel 1


Rima is also a mother, musician, writer and co-director of Hedgespoken Travelling Storytelling Theatre and small press. She is anchored to Dartmoor in the South West of England.

This blog is a place for translating the languages and magics inside and outside of her work, and revealing the bones of her paintings.


Panel 2