“her work—somewhere between historical painted portraits and Edward Gorey illustrations
Artnet / October 2017
“An art-world darling… Downie's work is imbued with a powerful magic that feels difficult to capture, let alone to control and express. Hers is the story of how we learn to glimmer and shine, even in strange circumstances.
“Her work is some of the most intensively beautiful and poetic painting I have come across, the eyes in the faces she paints are absolutely mesmerising.
“Fashion’s tastemakers have adopted her with gusto.
“What I really appreciated of Unskilledworker’s style is a sort of fabled ingenuity she injects in her illustrations. I was captured instantly upon seeing her Instagram. I love her and what she does.