Moira Risen - Artist

About Moira Risen

Learn more about Moira Risen from Budapest - Hungary.

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I'm a Hungarian landscape architect, writer and illustrator born and living in Budapest.
As an architect, creating illustrations for the visual presentation of a project has always been a very important part of my work but it's always been about the concept and never about the picture itself - it took me until my 30s to start to create images depicting my own stories, my own imaginary reality.

Most of my pictures are inspired by the existing world, but with a touch of illusion - I like to play with unreal lighting and reflections creating compositions that feel 'almost' realistic. My images portray mostly imaginary scenes and worlds, seascapes, landscapes, skyscapes, trees and wildlife, nature's beautiful patterns; often inspired by tales, ancient legends, novels, movies or illustrating my own stories. All my images are finished digitally but I use mixed methods to create them - from my manual drawings through manipulated photographs to digital painting.

As for the number 12 (most of my series contain 12 pictures that are somehow related): when something captures my mind - a visual idea, a story, topic, whatever - I keep on creating pictures around it in my head. I needed to set a limitation for myself that provides a creative space but also helps me to actually complete the images and move on to something else. 12 seemed an appropriate number...

About my wildlife conservation poster project: these poster series were made primarily with the intention to help to educate young generations about environmental issues and to help to bring some attention to what humankind has done and is doing to the amazing wildlife of this planet. My whole profit from any sales of these series goes to the Sea Shepherd to support their fight to save our oceans and marine wildlife. For now, you can purchase only wall prints and some products here on FAA/pixel, but I created several design variations more suitable for t-shirts etc. - they are available through my website: please visit You can find more details and information about the series and the featured species on my blog.

Digitally restoring scanned old drawings and illustrations became a hobby for me through the antique book and print shop my family has been running for decades. You find old botanical drawings, advertising posters from the early 1900's and book illustrations among my collections, all cleaned, restored and available for purchase.

You can find all my available original work here or on my website.
With licensing inquiries or any other questions please contact me via email.

If you'd like to be notified about my new illustration series or updated about my environmental/wildlife conservation project, please join my mailing list here.

All images and text are © Moira Risen 2017-2021. All rights reserved. Copying and/or distributing and any unauthorized use of these images without my written permission is strictly prohibited.

Moira Risen joined Licensing on January 17th, 2017.