My extremely talented daughter Caileigh has been painting since she was 14, she’s 100% self-taught and I’m trying to help get her noticed! Her current focus is representing misunderstood or endangered species in a dark realism style. Some of her pieces featured here are still for sale, and her Instagram is linked down below if you’d like to check out more. She will be opening an Etsy soon!

More info: Instagram

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Couch potato
Community Member
11 months ago

HOW SHE HAVE SO MUCH TALENT?

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Bored Panda reached out to Caileigh. First, we asked the artist if she had any major influences in her life that might've helped her to develop and refine her style.

"I think what influenced my work the most was when I started considering the emotion I wanted to convey rather than the animal I wanted to paint. The dark background and shadowing I’ve adopted is also my interpretation of 'shedding light' on the beauty of certain species that are very often misjudged or overlooked."

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Susan Green
Community Member
11 months ago

This is gorgeous, they all are.

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Theo Lee
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like it is going to jump out and attack you!

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Art, in any kind of form, takes a lot of time not only to practice but also to produce, therefore we asked Caileigh how long it takes her to fully finish one of her artworks.

"This is dependent on the size as well as the animal, some require a lot more detail than others. The range is usually somewhere between 1-4 weeks."

Being an artist is not easy, one can easily encounter a lack of inspiration, burnout, etc, so we wanted to ask the 19-year-old artist about her ideas for the paintings.

"I like to come up with ideas spur of the moment, entirely depends on what I’m feeling called to create. I let my intuition guide me."

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Sue Knerl
Community Member
11 months ago

Black cats' are beautiful!

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PeachPossum
Community Member
11 months ago

Look at those expressions... are you sure that's not her spirit animal?

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As we mentioned before, sometimes creative work can cause quite a burnout, therefore we asked the artist how she dealt with that as well.

"On occasion, I have had burnouts. Sometimes it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when something just isn’t working the way I’d like. If that happens, taking a step back is the best thing I can do."

We also asked Caileigh about how people reacted to her work.

"I get so much amazing feedback about my work! I’m very grateful when people can really feel the meaning behind each piece."

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Evie Grove
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh my gosh!

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
11 months ago

My first reaction to this one was "I thought you said these were paintings"

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Given the chance, we inquired the artist about her favorite part of the creative process.

"Painting the faces for sure! Eyes especially, so much emotion to convey there."

We also asked about the inspiration behind the artist's Instagram account.

"When I started it at 15, it was mainly just a fun way to share my hobby! Now I try to use it as a way of spreading awareness about the species I paint."

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Caro Caro
Community Member
11 months ago

WOW. Caileigh has enormous talent!

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Heather Lambie
Community Member
11 months ago

This is Kyle❤️

Traditional art and art, in general, is not easy and requires a lot of patience, time, resources, and in most cases even money, therefore we wanted to know how the talented artist started her own path in traditional art.

"I’ve always been drawn to painting animals. I started out with little pet portraits for close friends and family. My first paid work was for my grandparents! I’m so thankful to have had such amazing support from the beginning."

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McSydney
Community Member
11 months ago

So cute!!

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McSydney
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11 months ago

Raven or crow?

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Lori Meed
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11 months ago

Just wow.

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Freloise_Raven
Community Member
11 months ago

Woah! I have never been able to do eyes!

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GSMountainWolf
Community Member
11 months ago

OMG. FREAKING OUT. THOS. BOTH. LOOK. EXCAXTLY. LIKE. MY DOGS! OMG IN KINDA SCARED 😱

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Freloise_Raven
Community Member
11 months ago

So pretty! Can I buy these somewhere?

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Freloise_Raven
Community Member
11 months ago

That is an amazing painting!

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Freloise_Raven
Community Member
11 months ago

Aww

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Susan Green
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11 months ago

Wow! What talent.

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Avryl Oh
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11 months ago

. . . (Speechless)y

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Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
11 months ago

This really needs to somehow be submitted to the Kangaroo Island Rescue and Conservation center. Not sure if that's the name, but it has Go Fund Me page and is on Facebook. You could probably Google the name. On Go Fund Me there is a place to email a woman named Dana. She would be your contact person. Please let me know how it goes. If you have trouble finding her, please reply here, because I can email her with information and maybe contact you. This needs to be in the Visitors Center.

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GSMountainWolf
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11 months ago

I love this one

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Freloise_Raven
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11 months ago

Beautiful

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