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Skeleton Heart

Skeleton Heart is the collaborative pseudonym for artists Anthony and Lisa Parker.

Lisa was born in the south of England in Plaistow, East London in 1969 and Anthony was born in the north west of England in Morecambe, Lancashire in 1976.

Anthony and Lisa had previously worked together on film and television projects in the field of special effects, creatures and prosthetics over a period of many years and found that they shared mutual interests and inspirations in many things from artists and animation to Victoriana and antiques.  They eventually became a couple and in 2009, made the decision to put their efforts into their own artwork and combine their creativity and skills, calling themselves Skeleton Heart.

This gave them a renewed sense of purpose with their personal artworks after becoming disheartened by the creative compromises that can come with working in the film industry.  They feed off each others ideas and creativity, merging their individual styles and influences.  The result are pieces that have a cartoony look with a distinctly emotive and darker side.  Or 'cute but creepy' as they have been referred to by many.

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