Addison has been a writer for Beautiful Bizarre since 2019. Her involvement with Beautiful Bizarre has been a beautiful union of her own artistic endeavors and her skill as a writer to help promote other artists from across the globe. Her background education is in social psychology, with interests in gender-diversity. She enjoys crafting using various mediums with a special emphasis for chalk pastel drawings. She truly comes alive when surrounded by nature, and can often be found nestled up with a book sipping traditional teas.
Andrea Kovacic is a fourth-year Law and Creative Writing student studying in Sydney, Australia. Andrea has also studied Literature and History abroad at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy. In addition to her studies, Andrea works as a freelance writer for a number of publications, whilst working on literary manuscripts. She is interested in the more dreamy and whimsical creations of the moody artistic world.
Whether she’s wearing her journalist, copywriter or content editor’s hat, Danai thrives on uncovering stories, sounds and spaces that inspire people to embrace new art, music and travel experiences.
Some of her favourite interviews and cover stories over the years have seen her talk black acetate with ex-Velvet Underground John Cale, trace the links between music and boxing with jazz storyteller Diana Krall, and ponder on the Old West with subversive filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.
Danai’s background includes publishing content in two languages as a writer and editor at Skyscanner Greece and Ireland travel blogs and serving as a full-time music editor at the long-standing Athens weekly Athinorama. Going freelance and moving to London over a decade ago, she has juggled various roles -including as an online author for the Beautiful Bizarre blog, interviewing artists and covering from dark and dadaist paintings to avant-garde fashions.
Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, Natalia works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, supporting with the design, curation and overall growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She also oversees distribution of the magazine, so drop her a line if you know someone who would like to stock! Utilising her experience as a freelance writer, Natalia also engages with editorial writing and proofreading for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect!
Ren Riley is an aspiring bounty hunter librarian, but until that job becomes a real thing, she works as a graphic designer, freelance writer, and marketing consultant. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters of Education Policy from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys creating digital collages with a focus on futuristic elements and self-portraiture; her work has been shown at the Holy Art Gallery in London. She is the Editor of I, Enheduanna, a zine focused on up-and-coming feminine and non-binary creatives.
Richard Purssey is the Co-Founder and Technical Director of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
He is also an ICT Director who is also a lifelong collector and appreciator of modern art. During the life of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Richard has interviewed some of the finest contemporary realist artists from around the world, and been intimately involved in the creation of Beautiful Bizarre as a leading voice in the world of figurative art in all mediums. He has also been closely involved with the fine arts during his time as CIO of one of Australia’s most prestigious public galleries, the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Samantha Dexter is a Manchester-based writer, musician, artist and photographer. Graduating with a degree in music journalism, she now works as an advertising accounts manager and writer for Beautiful Bizarre. Her passion for art and culture runs into every facet of her life. She possess a strong connection to all things weird and wonderful with a particular fondness for dark and pop surrealism, lowbrow, contemporary art and animation. In her free time, Samantha enjoys playing guitar, travelling, collecting art books and designer toys and learning more about the topics that fascinate her the most. Her biggest goal is to be able to share her passions with like-minded people through her work.