Welcome! If you've had your fill of bleeding skulls and bat-winged monsters, you've found a sanctuary. I celebrate the beautiful. Make yourself comfortable, and when you've browsed, please visit my professional page, The Art of Dawn Davidson, to see other, non-fantasy work.
I love high fantasy literature, my favorite classics being The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. I often find children's fantasy to be better crafted and more worth reading than the mass-produced adult rubbish on the market, with few exceptions. As the great C.S.Lewis pointed out: "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty...the only imaginative works we ought to grow out of are those which it would have been better not to have read at all." As is obvious from my gallery, I am chiefly devoted to Prydain, and highly recommend the series to all. The book titles (in English) are The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, and The High King. Mr. Alexander was truly masterful in crafting a world and characters both personal and mythopoeic, and he continues, even posthumously, to inspire, challenge, and reward me. I hope I have done justice to his work, and in some small way spread a little of the joy I feel in exploring Prydain.
And, um, I hesitate to betray my uber-geekness, but I also write Prydain fanfiction, which you can read here. You should also visit my husband's gallery . Because I say so. Many thanks to all friends and fellow elfwooders who have been so encouraging with your comments and critiques; and especially to my fellow Prydain companions for their unabashed enthusiasm! People who inspire me (besides the aforementioned authors and in no particular order): Alan Lee. Ian McCaig. Jim Henson. Brian and Wendy Froud. Frank Oz. John Howe. Drew Struzan. Alphonse Mucha. L.M.Montgomery. George MacDonald. Madeleine L'Engle. Robin McKinley. And the First and Greatest Artist of All: the Almighty God, to whom I give thanks for all His blessing and inspiration.