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Art Print

Debra Styer (bluehourstudio)

The Hidden Mother

by Debra Styer

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


Mother's Day, Mother and Child, Victorian, Portrait Painting, Baby illustration

The Hidden Mother refers to a type of Victorian photo where the mom "stays" in the picture to calm the little child via bad camouflage. I just love these things...they are so creepy.

This little ode to the Hidden Mother was created with watercolor and gouache paints over a graphite drawing.

Bunny Noir commented on October 23, 2012 2:31pm
wow! strong image
Debra Styer commented on October 23, 2012 7:29pm
Thank you so much, Marianna!
Sreetama Ray commented on October 24, 2012 10:38am
oh my! this is stunning.
Debra Styer commented on October 28, 2012 3:14pm
Thank you, Sreetama!
Rudolf Brancovsky commented on March 22, 2013 6:49am
Debra Styer commented on March 22, 2013 9:48am
Thank you, Rudolf!
no no no commented on October 10, 2013 3:38pm
Nice! I love hidden mother photographs!
Debra Styer commented on October 12, 2013 10:26am
Thanks Morgaen !
The Headless Fish commented on October 13, 2013 7:57am
I love your work. It's cute yet haunting, well done!
Elizabeth Tilly commented on March 31, 2014 10:09am
Awesome work! Love your gallery!
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