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Found at the intersection of the dream and the definite, undoubtedly, there’s a magnetic quality to Downie’s pieces. There’s also a beautiful darkness behind her vibrant inks. Expect a melee of ethereality, innocence, inherent flow and instinct that all come together in a spectacular fashion to influence and form her work.
Forbes / March 2019
Downie’s paintings depict fantastical scenes; she draws references from Tudor and Renaissance imagery, lending a lavishness to her characters so that they both dominate the canvas and appear simultaneously confined within their frames.
Another Magazine / March 2018
the combination of loaded, disturbing, sad and superb storytelling, distortion, and beauty make her work a must-see
Novembre Magazine / November 2017
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.

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.
Nick Knight, SHOWstudio / 2016
Downie’s haunting style draws visual inspiration from Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton and Francesco Clemente
She does the most gorgeous paintings. Her portraiture is often naive in execution but has a depth and engaging sense to it.
i-D Magazine / December 2014
She has some of my sensibility, the creativity and uniqueness she has injected into her illustration has touched me. They are so naïve yet own distinct individuality. The moment I saw her works on Instagram I was totally obsessed.
Alessandro Michele - Creative Director / Gucci