Press

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.

Downie’s haunting style draws visual inspiration from Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton and Francesco Clemente
Fashion’s tastemakers have adopted her with gusto.
British Vogue / September 2015
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.
Gucci's Favourite Female Artist
W Magazine / January 2016
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
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.
Alessandro Michele - Creative Director - Gucci