About Coral Kappel
Coral Kappel (b. 1997) works primarily with colored pencils and pastels, building up bold, saturated blocks of color from rough mark-making. Her drawings include portraits of glamorous women, detailed landscapes, and a wide array of creatures. There are galloping horses and restful dogs, but most often, predators : big cats, wolves, and mythological beasts. Her layered slashes of color and warped sense of perspective give them an enticing wildness.
Coral’s desk is watched over by two dragon figurines and a few pictures of her beloved Harley Quinn. Looking at her drawings of a fire-breathing snake creature, a flirty woman in garters, and a cat named Peanut, she says, “It’s cool to to draw these characters and think about them – to imagine a backstory!”