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Jonathon Earl Bowser

Stephanie Law

Johanna Pieterman

Hannah M.G. Shapero

Abby Willowroot

Linda Biggs - Linda Biggs is the artist who created FairieForest.com Watercolors prints and note cards. (They are lithographic reproductions of her fairy paintings.) She is a self-taught painter, and her lifelong medium is watercolor.
She worked in advertising for eight years and in sales and marketing for a multicolor printer for ten years. Perhaps she prefers the dream world to the real world because she’s now happily pursuing her lifelong fantasy of bringing the world of enchanted fairies, mermaids and whimsical creatures to you! If you let your mind wander you will see them too.

Jonathon Earl Bowser - Canadian artist Jonathon Earl Bowser was born in 1962. He began drawing obsessively at age 8, painting at age 18, and graduated (on the President's Honor Roll) from the Alberta College of Art in 1984. His limited-edition prints and collector's plates are now represented by many galleries internationally, and his original paintings are in public and private collections across North America, Europe, and Asia - including the government collections of China and Taiwan. The artist's extensive and informative web-site receives over 1,000,000 visitors a year. Jonathon describes his unique figurative-landscape paintings as Mythic Naturalism - images of the mysterious poetry of which the natural world is made.

Amy Brown - I started painting Faeries in 1992. I'd always been interested in them, but had never considered them to be a career option, until one day when I was not quite twenty-one and working in a small art gallery. My boss asked me to paint something to fill an empty frame that had been sitting around. I asked her what I should paint and she said "I don't know, paint a Faery or something." So I did. Three days later, the piece sold. So I painted another. It sold. And I painted another. It sold too. You get the picture. I began painting Faeries whenever I had spare time. Rapidly I became more and more drawn to painting them. They demanded it. The years shoved their way past me and I kept my head down; painting, painting, painting and not paying much attention to the rest of the world unless I absolutely had to. It was like the Faeries had taken control of me and were pushing me to paint their portraits and perhaps to let the world know they are watching. 

After selling prints and originals at street fairs and in local shops for a few years, I opened a website and began selling my work online worldwide. Business seemed to take on a life of its own and has evolved naturally ever since. It's been over twenty years now, more than 2000 paintings, and dozens of licensed products and I'm still trailing behind helplessly as the Faeries drag me on in a seemingly endless rampage. 

My passion to paint is like a living creature inside me. All the ideas in my head churn and beg to get out. I'm driven to get them onto paper and out of my head as soon as possible. The characters move and speak in my mind. Snippets of stories flit through my mind while the paint dries. The quicker I can push their essence into the paper with my brush and banish them from my head, the better. Once I've conjured one creature, another is waiting impatiently for its turn. 

Gradually the Faeries have evolved in meaning for me... something more than the typical definition of Faeries being winged girls flitting around in the woods or at the bottom of the garden. They are often wise, majestic and beautiful. Sometimes they are terrible and cruel. They embody grace, mystery, wonder and miracles as well as despair, trickery and desire. Wings can be a symbol of freedom, enlightenment and spiritual growth; or power and strength. Horns and antlers hint at ageless wisdom and grace in some Fae and malice and cunning in others. Feathers signify free spirits or a dark and mournful nature. In the Faery realm, all things become possible and not all is what it seems. 

My goal in my work has always been to capture a moment and offer that moment to the viewer to weave his or her own story. I want each piece to whisper, taunt and tickle a reaction out of you.  My paintings always speak to me. What will they say to you?

Brenda Ferrimani - I began my artistic work in the 1980's as a graphic designer, operating my own design firm with clients throughout the state of Colorado, where I reside. During this time I also became known in the area for the historic murals I painted with private and public commissions, and for my work as President of the Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance, lending my support to other Colorado artists. Preferring a new direction from commercial expression, I have recently begun to devote my talents to subjects with personal meaning, and my artistic work now reflects a passion for inner examination. Dream images have captivated my imagination and provide an unending source of inspiration for my paintings. It is my desire to express the mystery of the psyche's inner world and the power of dreams to impact and change our lives. In the year 2000, I was invited to be the attending artist to the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and in 2001 my work was included in the art exhibit, "Dream Odysseys," at the Porter Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, and featured in a presentation at the annual ASD conference. In 2007 my painting "Fall Into Fear" was awarded a Nancy Richter Briezki Dream Art Award, at the IASD's conference at Sonoma University, CA. My articles and artwork are regularly published in Dream Network, and DreamTime magazines. I am certified for professional dream work through the Marin Institute of CA

Brian and Wendy Froud - Throughout the years, Brian Froud has created some of the most respected and highly acknowledged folklore/mythic artwork of out time.  He has won numerous awards, including the ASFA Best Interior Illustration and the Hugo award for Best Original Artwork in 1995.  Through Froud's unique style (by utilizing acrylics, colored pencil, pastels and ink), he has created some of the most well known fantasy images of the Twenty-first Century.  Froud continues to create visual, spiritual and poetic tales that will last many years to come.

Wendy's dolls ands figures are highly sought after and are in many prestigious collections around the world.  She now devotes most of her time to making dolls and figures for exhibition and sale throughout the US and England.  Through her association with The Lynda Guber Organization, a production company based in Los Angeles, Wendy will be developing and producing a variety of new and innovative products, including publishing, feature films, television, and new media under the banner of THE WORLD OF FROUD.

Neil Geddes-Ward - Pagan and visionary artist. Praised by the likes of Uri Geller, and Lady Olivier Robertson of The Fellowship of Isis, Neil Geddes-Ward draws inspiration from standing stones, dreams, witchcraft, Green Men and more, to paint beautiful images of what is now becoming known as Pagan and Visionary Art.

Molly Harrison - Being forever inspired by mystique and myth, I have somewhat unintentionally chosen the fantasy world of faeries and other mythical beings as my way of embracing the world of art.    I use mainly watercolor and ink as my medium of choice, but I don't like  to be limited.   I have been awe struck by beautiful fantasy masterpieces as far back as I can remember; so I guess  this is where I belong.  People ask why fantasy art?  It's just what I love I guess.  I believe that there is more than meets the eye in just about everything, and that includes our world.  The mystique in history, legends, and fairytales is something that keeps us searching, keeps us growing, and sort of ties us all together. All art is a form of expression, whether it be symbolic or straightforward.  I am definitely an emotive artist which can be good and bad and I'll just leave it at that.   I am still searching my heart and hand for that one masterpiece, and maybe when I'm 90 (if I'm so lucky) I'll find it.  Until then, this is a fantastic journey that I'll endure.

Lisa Hunt - Lisa holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Jungian Psychology/Art & Drawing. Over the years she has illustrated numerous products including collectible gaming cards, book covers, interior book illustrations, magazines, calendars and a co-authored childrens book. In addition to Lisas illustration and writing career, she works as an adjunct instructor in the Media Arts program at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She has taught many diverse subjects including Animal Drawing, Dynamic Anatomy and Scripting and Storyboarding.

Steve Hutton - I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil, but despite spending my childhood years drawing monsters from Doctor Who (Tom Baker was my hero) I didn't become an official 'illustrator' until I'd finished my first degree back in 1992. Later I achieved a Masters in the same subject. Having certificates to say I could draw didn't make me a better artist and neither did it help much in finding work, but the gift of being able to draw has been a blissful refuge down the years and that alone is worth a stack of certificates. 

The completed fifty-two Wildwood characters have proved to be some of the most challenging (but rewarding) of my career, taking two years to complete, many abandoned drawings and many late nights looking at the clock and knowing I ought to get to bed. Reverence for the natural world lies at the core of Wildwood and is a subject that's always attracted me. I've long thought that this important aspect of witchcraft has been played down by populist films and literature. Witches have been vilified in history and I wanted to give something back.

Mollie Kellogg - Many of my latest paintings are representational, reflecting my interest in mysticism, spirituality and a deeper connection with Nature. I often find myself inspired by the images in poetry and literature, as well as the work of visual artists like Victorian painter, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Chicano Artist, George Yepes. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of my current direction is that the more I connect with my deepest passions and inner questions, the more my art seems to resonate with others

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law - Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is a freelance artist, whose work consists of fantasy, the otherworld, and the surreal. She has been illustrating since 1996. Stephanie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 with a double BA degree in Fine Arts and Computer Science

Ama Menec - a sculptor specializing in ancient Goddesses and endangered British wildlife, many of which are Shamanic icons. The Goddesses are primarily Neolithic and bronze age from around the world including Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Japan and Britain. The animal sculptures include the wolf, raven, buzzard, red kite, moose, frog, adder, horseshoe bat and hare. The sculptures range from small to life sized, for home, altar, garden and grove. Unit 2 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DY, UK.  My studio is open to the public 6 days a week and we welcome visitors in sunny south Devon.

Sue Miller  - Today Sue runs her own business called The Magic Palette Art Studio where she has taught thousands of students to draw and paint for the past 15 years. In addition to art lessons that she teaches out of her home studio, Sue is almost always involving her creativity to paint in some capacity every day. For Sue this can mean the preparation involved in beginning a new project or putting a brush to canvas. She has been known to be working on two paintings at one time. A day without painting in some faculty is like a day without water for Sue. 

Sue’s work has been published in countless magazines and E-zines. She has also been blessed to with Authors to provide the cover art for their children’s books. A visit to Sue’s home or online gallery will have you immediately drawn to the diversity of her art. Her paintings include a variety of subjects from angels, fairies, elves, nature, wildlife, children and pets. You will also notice that Sue especially enjoys painting the seasons. There is a vast collection of art to cover every Holiday of the year. Sue’s models of her paintings are often her art students and her nieces that help bring about the humanistic qualities that adorn her art. 

She resides in Northwestern New Jersey with her husband of 25 years, musician Vern Miller and their “baby” autumn their golden retriever. Their home has been quoted by many people and popular newspapers as “The house of art and music” Sue’s art has been features in the following magazines 

 Faerie magazine, Moon Shadows, The Aquarius,  Skyline Arts and Entertainment Magazine, Mystic Pop, Pathways Magazine, The Writer’s Post Journal, Inner Realm, Dream Weaver, Angels Magazine, Angel Times Magazine. Angel Yellow Pages, The Papoose, Celestopea Times E-zine, Susan Weed’s Wise woman E-zine, Fantasy is Love E-zine, Empowerment for Women E-zine, Painters for Human Rights E-zine and more.

Mickie Mueller - Mickie Mueller has been working as a freelance artist since 1983, a practitioner of earth religion spirituality, and has been a Reiki healing master/teacher in the Usui Shiki Royoho tradition since 2001. She is a member of  Greenwood Circle and M.A.F.I.A. (Missouri Area Fantasy Illustrators Assoc.)    Her award winning artwork has appeared in theSt. Peters Cultural Arts Center, The Garrett Gallery, and The St. Charles Artist Guild. Mickie is a former Vice President of the St. Charles Artist Guild and has served as Chairperson of several shows. 

Mickie’s artwork has appeared in a variety of publications including as the cover art for Witchcraft and Wicca magazine in theUnited Kingdom, Oracle 2000, Spirit Seeker, and Raven’s Call magazine. Her artist website has also received praise from the Wiccan Pagan Times webzine. Mickie resides inMissouri with her husband Dan and three children. In addition she works as a photo lab specialist in the city ofSt. Charles.

Carol Ochs - a fine art gallery, filled with fairy folk & enchanted beings in their natural, untamed habitats, painted by watercolor artist Carol Ochs!

Poppy Palin - is a qualified and experienced artist and teacher who uses her trained illustrative skills to enhance her own work and that of others. She has written and illustrated four non-fiction books on her life as a natural psychic, all of which are published by Capall Bann. She combines magical fiction and enchanting artwork in the Wild Spirit Tarot (Llewellyn 2002) and in her "Wild Spirit Trilogy" of novels which begins with The Greening.

Johanna Pieterman - Artwork of all things magical, inspired by the Celts, their myths and art, Arthurian legends, faeries, cats, Egyptian lore, angels, the moon and stars, Avalon, dolphins and many other things and creatures that enchant us.

Susan Seddon-Boulet -  Her early work was clearly more light hearted and simpler in content than later work. Portrayals of medieval figures and fantasy characters, appearing in rainbow bright colors, predominated her early work but evolved into a more complex layering of  the anthropomorphic images of animals, Shamans and Goddesses.   Working primarily in French oil pastels, inks and occasionally pencil, she developed a distinctive personal style characterized by the use of color applied in layers from which dream-like forms emerged. She drew her inspiration from a wide variety of sources: mythology and poetry, Jungian psychology and worldwide spiritual traditions, as well as a deep love of animal and the natural world.  There is a fairy tale quality to her work, a sentimental reacalling of childhood dreams of fairies and castles and magic. Her art exerted and continues to exert a profound influence on the lives that it touches. 

Nene Thomas - Romantic fantasy artist. Nene Currently lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Steven Plagman, who is also her framer and fancy mat cutter. Nene spends her days sketching, researching, painting and playing with her six cats, Shadowfax, Snowmane, Amber, Blackfel, Leilani and Night Shade. She has three sisters and two brothers, all of them artistic and musically talented. She doesn't smoke, drink, swear, or gamble, - but she is horribly addicted to Ice skating, The Sims, and Heroes of Might and Magic. Aw, no one's perfect!

Kim Turner - Kim Turner fairy art

Kris Waldherr - The illustrated books and products of author, illustrator and designer Kris Waldherr are well known to lovers of mythology and goddesses. These tools for mythic living include The Lover's Path Tarot, Sacred Animals, a compendium of animals in world mythology, and The Book of Goddesses, a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book of its publication year. The Book of Goddesses was also the inspiration and basis for Goddess, a Narada music CD, several illustrated calendars, and The Goddess Tarot, which has over 200,000 copies in print.
Waldherr’s picture book retelling of the Persephone myth, Persephone and the Pomegranate, was praised by the New York Times Book Review in a full page review for its “quality of myth and magic,” and by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of the Goddesses in Everywoman, as “a beautifully done retelling of the major mother-daughter myth.” Her first novel, The Lover's Path, is being published by Harry N. Abrams Books in Fall 2005.

Abby Willowroot - The Grove of the Spiral Goddess, by artist Abby Willowroot, is a site that inspires as well as pleases the eye. From the opening graphics and all through this well developed site the art and the well researched material flows together. This site is a mixture of art, poetry and the Heart of the Goddess. Ms. Willowroot's art draws from the inspiration of the Goddess on each page, as she tells us Her stories, sings us Her songs and shows us Her many faces.