Madison Harmer | Artist

Get to know Ms. Madison Harmer, one of the most talented illustrator’s that has graced Raw Femme. Her illustrations celebrate feminism and girl power, with no lady f-bombs given. Support this amazing woman!

“I’m an illustrator based out of the Hudson Valley via Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. I grew up around a lot of art – my dad was a photographer when he was in the Air Force and my mom is a talented seamstress and painter (and baker and costume designer and….) I decided to pursue art professionally in high school when I would spend all of my non school/work time photographing my friends and my little town. I have a degree in Art History and Photography from Pratt Institute where my passion for illustration grew. I took a number of printmaking classes that had me drawing daily and the obsession stuck. After graduation in 2013 I did a little bit of everything – gallery work, art fair production, aerial/music photography. Finally in August 2016 an acquaintance (now friend and editor and general lovely incredible supporter) reached out to me about drawings I had been posting on Instagram asking if I’d like to do a weekly piece for the company she works for. From there I started doing more and more work conceptualizing my own product line (coming in the next few months) and taking on commissions and other personal and client projects. The inspiration behind a lot of my work is a sense of home, a strong feminist belief system and a fascination with cataloging and research. Right now I’m on day 5 of a 31 day project for Women’s History Month doing a daily portrait of a female artist and look forward to what the rest of the month holds.

My current inspirations are Carissa Potter, Tuesday Bassen, Rachel O’Donnell and Kate Bingaman-Burt. My all time favorites are Lee Krasner, Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson.”