I came across Nicoletta's work whilst browsing books in the children's book section. I often do this for I have a penchant for illustrators and such is a place alive with their work.
I was immediately drawn to her style that seems to blend surrealism, magic, and dark whimsy so deliciously well.
Nicoletta was born in San Marino, Italy and her inspirations include many of my favourite illustrators including, Mark Ryden, Ed Gorey, Domenico Gnoli amongst others.
I will leave you with some of my favourite images from her book Beautiful Nightmares: