Dark and romantic, there is no denying the fact that Secret Bloom by Natalie Shau, an illustrator based in Vilnius, Lithuania, is an art series that has a strong gothic undertone. For those familiar with her past work including Diabolical and Pioneers of Now, she is known for her appreciation for such a style.
In this case, Secret Bloom by Natalie Shau embraces a garden theme that is perfect for the summer season. Although not as vibrant as one would expect for reasons already addressed, the illustrations are still full of femininity and mystery. People are encouraged to create their own narrative behind these characters. Why is one woman masked by pink roses while another is posing on a daybed in a burlesque fashion.