I've been a member of Elfwood since 1999. I've been influenced by many artists and many styles - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Burne-Jones, Gustav Klimt, John William Waterhouse, and Alphonse Mucha, to name only a few, and artistic movements such as Art Nouveau, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Symbolists. I've drawn since I was old enough to hold a pencil, and started oil painting when I was 12. I've worked in many media, but for the last several years, I've been concentrating almost exclusively on digital art, using Corel Painter (version 10, at the moment) and a Wacom tablet (Intuos2, 6 X 8).
All the paintings that you see in this gallery are digital. Unfortunately, Elfwood has its anti-digital contingent, who proclaim that digital artists are 'a dime a dozen,' that "all digital art looks exactly the same," and that a digital piece apparently takes about ten minutes to accomplish. On the contrary, much care and effort and a large number of hours have gone into the making of each picture in this gallery.
Unfortunately, I no longer do requests. I have a busy life off the Net, and I also need time to do personal artwork.
Old cemeteries, tales of the supernatural, the Victorian age, genealogy, and the darker side of life.
Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serenity, Blade Runner, Donnie Darko, Session 9, Jacob's Ladder, Interview With the Vampire.
TV: Firefly, Heroes.
Anything by Robin Hobb.