This is a gorgeous piece by Majilina that if I am honest I don’t recall very well from the festival itself, but have had time to scrutinise from the luxury of my PC. The two killer whales or orcas are beautifully framed in a decorative circle and black background, with the purples lifting them off the surface. There is something here that reminds me of 23Magpie’s work.
Rather than interpret her biography I offer her profile from the Upfest website:
The artist majilina was born in South Tyrol, Italy. Her art circles around lively and colorful portraits of different types of animals. During her training as a visual designer her skills in craftwork and painting began to blossom and she got introduced to urban art. Currently, she focuses on painting big scale murals, always refining her techniques and gaining new levels of expressiveness. As one of the only known female deaf artists in mural art her paintings are a true inspiration for all of us and especially for other deaf people to have the courage for big life time goals.