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I've been drawing pretty much since I could sit up and hold a crayon, but never took my work seriously enough to exhibit it until now. I'm primarily interested in fantasy, but I am also a long-time science-fiction fan. I suppose that makes Elfwood the perfect place for me.
With the exception of some books and a few commercial art courses in high school (longer ago than I care to admit), I have had no formal art education and am completely self taught. But don't go easy on me on that account: I'm looking to improve and appreciate any constructive criticism you have to offer.
Artists that have inspired me since early adolescence are from the old Dungeons & Dragons stable: Larry Elmore, Clyde Caldwell, and the late Keith Parkinson. Presently I can add Todd Lockwood and Wayne Reynolds. Other favourite fantasy artists include: Brom, Chris Achilleos, Dorian Cleavenger, and Michael Whelan. Some traditional artists whose work I particularly admire are: Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Luis Recardo Falero, John William Waterhouse, Joseph Wright, but especially Edmund Blair Leighton and Gustave Doré. Also, I like the works of present-day painters René Milot and Morgan Weistling.