Maja Beattie is a Bristol based artist who's work documents the society that surrounds her. With an innate fascination of people, her subject matter surrounds portraiture and traces of human behaviour on society's landscape. Using multi-layered oil painted surfaces Beattie creates an eerie depth within the traditional confines of portraiture. Heavily saturated tones mirror the energy of the youths painted, while cultural references such as street art, fashion and music infiltrate the images. These cultural experiences also construct much of her drawing work. Using line drawing Beattie creates illustration pieces that comment on the popular culture that forges a social environment.