Formerly known as Jessica Ward, Jessica Perner is an American artist who works primarily in graphite to create powerful drawings that possess a strong sociological voice. In Agana, Guam on May 14th 1982 Jessica Diane (Hewer) Perner was born. Growing up she traveled and lived in many places around the world because her father was an Officer in the USAF. She attended Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art – Drawing with a minor in Illustration. She continued to study at Kendall for a Master’s in Fine Art – Drawing until moving to Los Angeles, California instead to break into the art world. There she had her first gallery show in 2008, and has been exhibiting her work in galleries internationally since. Ward’s art work is inspired by eating disorders, which she herself has struggled with with since adolescence. Her work focuses mainly on the female form and portrays women often wrapped in and bound by hordes of the female crowning glory, hair. These magical sorrowful tales are encrypted with messages about human sexuality, compulsion, weight obsession and conventional standards of beauty. Her style is reminiscent of vintage sewing pattern packages and nostalgic fashion illustration as it relates to her ability to beautifully capture the female form and face. Working exclusively in the drawing medium, she uses graphite, color pencils and chalk pastels on paper. It comes as no surprise that Perner’s work is collected by artists and celebrities alike, because of her amazing skill in juxtaposing images of beauty and horror all at once. Ward currently resides in Marz, Austria and enjoys playing video games in her spare time.
~ Lana Gentry
She is a member of Strange Dream Surreal Art Collective as well as moonlighting as an art promoter through The Red Sirens which has merged with Strange Dreams. Other Collectives are Memento Tea Collective and Splendor Device.
Sandra Hultsved is a self-taught artist, born 1989 in Sweden. She started to create art to escape the dark reality – a world in decay, of loneliness and melancholy. Like a form of therapy to express her innermost feelings that she could not express in any other way.
She mainly uses graphite pencils and ink, creating a unique style of drawing and painting fused together. Nature – particularly the forests of Värmland, where she grew up, is a huge source of inspiration. The forest is her safe haven to which she flees to endure a little bit longer. The same goes for her art. It is like her fairytale world where she can create as she pleases, make up stories about the characters and decide their fate.
When Sandra first started drawing during her teens, she drew photorealistic portraits. But in 2009 she took a new turn and started experimenting with different mediums, wanting to find her own voice. She fell in love with ink. This medium allowed her to break free and start creating from her own mind. The roughness and dark feel of the ink suited her perfectly.
Born in USA, 1969
1991-1995 Studied at Montserrat College of Art
Scott Holloway’s work represents themes associated with the historic fusion of religious dogma and scientific enlightenment of the Renaissance. The work is meant to be contemplative; and the viewer is encouraged to meditate on its hidden subtext – narratives about the search for the divine soul through anatomical dissection. Conceptually Holloway approaches the work emotionally, but controls the formal presentation through analytical methods as was done by the great masters of the past. The final images of anatomy are presented as traditional icons to convey the sacred nature of the human body. Holloway’s work is about honoring the beauty and complexity of the human form even after death.
Working steadily from his studios in Worcester, MA, Holloway has exhibited his work in New York City, Salem, Boston, Worcester, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Francisco, Culver City, Park City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, London, Berlin, Italy and Denmark.
His work has been published in Hey! Magazine (France), Art That Creeps (Germany), La Luz 25, Quadrant Fantasies (Denmark), Catapult ArtMag twice, Worcester Magazine, Lexikon der phantastischen Kunstler (An Austrian encyclopedia of surreal artist), Monkey Sapian (Italy), Pulse Magazine, Skull Face (England), Boston Spectrum, Churn, Book of Skulls (Germany) and 20 Artists of Worcester.
“Deep gazes, halos, long necks, blossoming skins, gold leaves, secrets and stars…”
Evgeniya Golik (aka Evgola) is a Russian born pop-surrealist based in San Diego, California.
She graduated Art School at the age of 17, and having studied at the Far Eastern State Technical University in Vladivostok, Russia Evgeniya graduated and earned her degree in Design and Architecture. In a present moment Evgeniya is full time fine artist and illustrator.
Inspired by the European Renaissance, Russian Orthodox icons, Slavic folklore, fairy-tales and modern pop culture (fashion, photography, cinematography, music), Evgola’s art combines a classic sensibility within a contemporary setting, something which artist-self defines as ‘Neo Renaissance’. Past, present and future entwine and become one.
Using a variety of media, her work combines real world portraiture with imaginative and often surreal narratives to highlight and reveal her subject’s personalities.
Evgola’s haunting paintings and drawings are doors to a mystical realm, one which showcases a myriad of beautiful human faces and fantastical creatures, that seek to express their secret through esoteric language.
Her art has been exhibited notably at The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), Museum Of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and in various Galleries within the USA and Europe, as well as being published and commissioned by private collectors all over the world.
Heather Hudson has been a professional illustrator since 1994, working in the fantasy and hobby gaming genres. As the owner of Studio Wondercabinet, she creates fantasy artwork in traditional and digital media, inspired by the Golden Age and pulp illustration of the 20th Century.
Heather Hudson received degrees in theatrical production and design from San Jose State University and the University of Washington. Subsequently she pursued personal art studies at the School of Realist Art (now the Gage School), Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts, and TLC workshops. She is a member of the Women In Fantastical Illustration on-line community and the Changeling Artist Collective.
Heather Hudson has created artwork for game companies including Wizards of the Coast, AEG, Chaosium and Beamdog. Her work for the game Magic; the Gathering extended to nearly 200 cards. Today she focuses on personal projects, including the successful “Cthulhu Christmas Greeting Card” project (2015), and the “King in Yellow Xmas Card” project (2016), both funded through Kickstarter. She also works with independent writers and game creators when circumstances permit, and is happy to respond to email queries about potential projects.
Heather is currently working on projects for 2017, many of them involving faeries. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Born and raised in northern Michigan, art, nature and fiction have always. Style inspirations include botanical art, modern fantasy, and classical vintage illustration.
I’ve always had an eye for small details, and I create my work with a meticulous hand. Watercolors and hot press paper are my media of choice, accented with pen, pencil, acrylic and gouache. Some of my paintings are planned from the sketch stage, others are organic and spontaneous, letting the natural textures of the paper and pigments guide my brush, allowing surreal landscapes and creatures to create themselves.
My work is an homage to nature, mythology, childhood fantasy and nostalgia. Inspiration comes from little treasures, hidden in plain sight, and often ignored in everyday life; the delicate tracery of moss and lichens on an abandoned fence, twisting roots exposed by erosion, the veins of a budding leaf backlit by the sun. I hope my paintings remind viewers to appreciate the little details in life, recall childhood fairytales, and to explore the world around with fresh, curious eyes
B. 1981, Kingston NY
Aja Trier is a fine artist residing in Scotia, NY. She attended Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA with a concentration in painting from 2001-2003.
Aja’s work focuses primarily on the female figure and how she reacts with her surroundings. The current body of work utilizes mixed media such as acrylic, ink, enamel, spray paint, and even glitter encased in resin on cradled wooden panels. Several layers of materials are built up over the course of the creation of the painting, melding background, foreground, and figure together in a visceral swirl of color. Texture has always been a prominent quality in her work, and this new body of work continues to explore the push and pull between subject and medium. Emphasis on movement is heightened by the application of paint directly to wet resin, wherein the materials themselves become collaborators in each finished piece.
Aja started her business, Sagittarius Gallery, in April 2003 when she was pregnant with her now 13 year old son Andrew, and since then has sold her work to collectors across the world. She has shown at the World Monument Fund Gallery / Prince George Ballroom as well as Rogue Space in Manhattan, Karin Sanders Fine Art in Sag Harbor, NY, Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands, and most recently La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, CA, ArtHatch in Escondido, CA, and Future Gallery, Lake Orion, MI with an upcoming show at Muddle Ground Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been featured in publications such as My Modern Met, Huffington Post Arts, and Buzzfeed.
Aja’s artistic influences include a wide range of artists past and present; from Susan Rothenberg and Cecily Brown to Audrey Kawasaki and Erik Jones, and of course, Vincent van Gogh. Working tirelessly from her home studio where she lives with her son Andrew, she is constantly striving to discover new avenues with which to convey her artistic vision.
Sue Rundle-Hughes loves to draw stories. She creates most of her children’s illustrations using a combination of traditional and digital techniques, scanning in her pencil drawing and working with it in Photoshop. When she paints traditionally, she favours acrylic, ink, watercolour, gouache and pencil.
Michigan based fantasy artist and illustrator, her style is heavily influenced by illustrators from the Golden Age of Illustration.
She loves fairy tales, folk tales, nature, and anything dark and weird. Her ultimate goal is to create art that is immersive and fantastic. When not working on her art, she loves to travel, garden, read, and spend time with her family.
Carol Phillips was born in Hawaii, but spent most of her childhood years nestled near a rich riverside forest in picturesque Oregon. Carol has a love for painting the figure, portraiture and environments. She loves to work in traditional mediums such as oils, and pastel , but also modern media such as digital painting. She is primarily self taught.
As a child she was captivated by the beauty of the natural world and immersed herself in the realms of fantasy and adventure. The creation of fantastical creatures, characters and worlds continues to fascinate her and she wishes to share these creations with others. Through her art she hopes to provide a glimpse into these beautifully mysterious worlds.
Since 2010 Simona is working as a full time artist primarily within the pop surreal genre.
Her works embody a beautiful yet sometimes dark world inhabited by big eyed girls and improbable creatures. With a stirring of emotions translated onto each new work of art, Simona brings her love of the old fairytales and childhood imaginings to us in a unique and poetic way. She is a traditional artist and enjoys using acrylics, oils, watercolor, graphite and pencils.
Danish artist, Zindy S. D. Nielsen creates beautiful, emotive, charcoal images of melancholy girls. She also maintains a passion for the magical world of angels, fairies and butterflies, which “reminds me of sweet childhood dreams and I think we all should keep dreaming as much as possible in this world.” Zindy has been with us for all of our decks.
Vlada Monakhova is a versatile artist with a passion for creating stories, characters, and worlds. Stranded in the frozen Alberta prairies, she works as a freelance illustrator and chips away at a variety of personal projects when the local wildlife allows for a break. She fancies video games, comics, movies, and all things spooky. She created the Six of Swords in 78 Tarot Carnival.
Travis Anthony Soumis’ art is dark and eerie and things of your nightmare. He works with a multitude of media from traditional to digital, often combining the two to produce a work of art with many many layers.
Tiffany Toland-Scott is a self-taught fantasy artist working with a variety of media, including digital, watercolor, acrylic and oils. Her favorite subjects range from fantasy to gothic and her work has been published in many books and periodicals, seen on her own oracle deck, and a range of licensed merchandise. Tiffany has been in every one of our decks.
Tara Fly is a Crazy Cat Artist! She is a full-time artist who paints anthropomorphic images of cats, often dressed in colorful costumes from the Regency, Victorian, or Tudor eras, and sometimes as characters from classic literature. Her paintings and merchandise sell to enthusiastic collectors all over the world. Tara has been in every one of our decks.
Tanya Ross aka TanDoll has been a professional artist for over a decade, having created her very own signature medium using an intricate method with oil pastels and colored pencils. Most of her artwork is drawn in a lowbrow/kitsch big-eye style that is colorful, spunky, and occasionally a little silly. Tanya was one of the founding members, and has been in all our decks. Sadly, mommyhood is preventing her from coming to Space with us, but we hope to see her next year!
Tanya Bond is the talented 78 Tarot artist who created the High Priestess for our Nautical deck, and the Fool for our First Edition. She is a self-taught artist, who loves discovering new mediums and subjects. Recently, her work has been focused around emotive portraiture and pop surrealism. She recently published her very first Oracle – the Duality Deck, which features her beautiful artwork and writing. She also has published 2 coloring books and is working on her 3rd. She has graced us with her presence and talent for every one of our decks.
Tammy Pryce originally worked in a glass factory; hand painting on glassware, but now specializes in fantasy and portrait work, working in a variety of media to suit the subject, from digital to pencil. She is also creates intricate, cute and quirky hand-made clay sculptures. Tammy was in the first two decks.
Tammy Mae Moon is an acrylic figurative painter, whose art lives between the realms of Pop Surrealism and Fantasy. Her emotive art often incorporates elements of shamanism, occult symbolism, and myth to portray various feminine archetypes. She has been featured in several periodicals and exhibited her art all over the US. Tammy graced us with her talent for our first two decks.
Serbian artist, Svetlana Ava mainly creates fashion illustration and logos, working for and with clients all over the world. Fashion is her passion! She also loves portraits and watercolours, and has been illustrating, drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a brush or a pen. Svet graced us with her talent for the first two decks.
Suzie could not continue the 78 Tarot Journey due to health reasons, but she is still a very big part of this project and we are all so inspired by her courage, her humor and her light. She left this planet but will never leave our hearts. Her spirit will forever live on in our journey. We love you Suzie!
Stephanie Sturm is a Communication Designer who recently graduated from the IDEA program at Capilano University. Pursuing both illustration and design, she is delighted to work with a variety of different mediums and search for the best possible route for each design challenge. She graced us with her talent for the first 3 decks.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is an American artist and illustrator, published by the likes of Wizards of the Coast, for Magic the Gathering, and HarperCollins. She is also the author and artist behind the wonderful Dreamscapes series of books and the best-selling Shadowscapes Tarot deck. She graced us with her talent for the Nautical deck as The Fool.
Stefania Russo, who also goes by the name of Lady Fanhir on the internet, is an Italian fantasy/gothic artist with a passion for exploring attitudes and emotions in her unique “dark fairy-tale” style. She is a freelance artist, working on commission, creating gorgeous illustrations and tattoo designs. Stefania has been with us since Nautical!
Stanley Morrison is an award winning fantasy artist, who has previously created interior illustrations for issues of Dragonlance “Age of Mortals” and “Bestiary of Krynn“, along with book covers for various publishers, concept art for a variety of studios and card art for Hiddencity games (BELLA SARA) and for AEG (LOFR). Stan joined the project for Nautical and has been gracing us with his talent ever since!
Australian artist So Ma works from her studio using live models and still life to develop very layered, rich canvases. She loves working on Tarot due to the imagery she incorporates in such thorough detail. She has been with us since our very first deck.
Shelby Nichols believes there can be beauty in all dark things, even nightmares and often explores this with her art. A self-taught artist, who works primarily in graphite, her art seeks to tell a story, or hint at character, and she finds inspiration in art that makes the viewer wonder what would happen next or where the subjects had come from. Shelby has graced us with her storytelling talent since our first deck.
Shana has a great eye and has been providing unique and iconic designs, illustrations, and even brands to the graphic design industry for years. An FIT alumnus, she focuses mainly on branding & illustration for fashion/beauty, women, and children. She also helped to build our brand from the ground up. Shana has graced us with her awesome art since deck 1.
Australian artist Selina Fenech has enchanted lovers of fantasy with her artwork for years, and continues to do so with her books. Her art has featured in many magazines and books, along with oracle decks, calendars, and many other items, including dolls. Selina has graced us with her glorious art since Nautical!
Seamo Seamonster is a talented graffiti artist who joined us for our First Edition deck to create a unique vision of The Hermit, blending traditional imagery and contemporary graffiti art. Seamo graced us with his talent for our first deck.
Throughout her life, one love has remained constant within Sasha’s life – her love of art. Her Fantasy Art is full of emotion and femininity and through this she tells stories, and endeavors to define the ethereal ‘feminine’, and uncover all of her secrets. Sasha graced us with her talent for the first deck.
Sarah Lau’s inspirations range from a mix of western and Japanese animation influences such as Disney, Don Bluth films to Full Metal Alchemist. She wrote her first comic in school. She started 2D animation studies and shifted into comic illustrations – currently she attends annual conventions and comic festivals. Sarah graced us for the first two decks.
Sarah B. Seiter is a professional fantasy artist and sculptor whose love affair with art started at a very early age. Inspired by her aunt, she spent years honing her talent, then expanded her repertoire to include doll sculpture – she has been successfully selling this range of sculptures for a number of years. Sarah graced us with her art for our first deck.
Indian artist, Santanu Hazarika, is an award winning doodler, who started out drawing comic book characters as a kid. He has since honed his skills all over, including in lectures, and his magnificent doodles have earned him global recognition, as the Red Bull Doodle Art Global Gallery winner for 2014. Santanu was winner of our wild card contest and graced us with his art for Nautical.
Robin McQuay has always been drawn to anything magical and spiritual, and explores themes of darkness and emotion within her feminine art. She continues to challenge herself to try new things with her art. Robin was in our very first deck.
Alvarez H. Ma Rlita, aka Beeme is a graphic designer, who studied for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas. She specialises in character designs, personalized caricatures, illustrations, and logos. Rlita graced us for our very first deck.
Rebecca Sinz is a fantasy, fairy and gothic artist from Michigan, who creates art that is full of mystery and feminine beauty. She often goes by the name ElvenstarArt. She was in our first deck, and then rejoins us again for Astral!
Regan is a fantasy artist with a busy imagination, who derives inspiration from many things around her, none more important than music, which plays a large part of her creative process. She has loved drawing fairies and all manner of fantastic creatures since she was a little girl. Regan has graced us with her colorful art since deck 1.
Ralf Straaberg has created art all of his life. Music is a great inspiration to this artist, alongside emotions and people around him. “Do what you love and feel like, and let what’s inside speak to you – let the creativity flow and keep it real – stay true to yourself.” Ralf graced us with his talent for the first two decks.
Raheli’s art is inspired by a variety of topics, from food, to science fiction, to music, and fall into two different styles. She creates distinctive portraits incorporating vivid landscapes and scenes, and simpler illustrations depicting a playful narrative, sharing the worlds and dimensions that exist in her mind. Raheli graced us with her art for the first 3 decks.
Princess M is professional artist who creates abstract portraits and illustrations using watercolor paint and black pen ink. She specializes in surrealist, intricate line work and a stunning color palette. She started her career at the age of 19 and continues to create new art pieces as well as helping other artists with their careers. Princess graced us with her unique art for the first deck in our project.
Poul’s first painting medium was porridge – he soon moved on to creating enchanting paintings and illustrations that feature unique and magical dragons, unicorns, or endearing elves and goblins. He has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2005. Poul has graced us with his wonderful talent since our Nautical deck.
Piya Wannachaiwong (that’s P-ya Wanna-chai-wong) was born in Yonkers, New York. He misspent his childhood drawing dinosaurs on paper, kitchen tables, windows, school books and living room walls. His clients include Amscan, the world’s largest supply company, Fantasy Flight Games and other gaming companies and eBook publishers. He is also an instructor in Digital Painting and Drawing Fundamentals at Mercy College in New York City. He honors us with his art for a second time in 78 Tarot Astral, after creating The Tower for Carnival.
Parisian artist Pierre Carles has won the hearts and respect of publishers, game companies and collectors with his book and game illustrations, character and creature design, fantasy and sci-fi concept art, tattoo design and body painting, even adult fiction and youth literature. All from painting fairy-tale creatures for his daughter. He has graced us with his impeccable since Nautical.
Peter Bradley is a freelance Fantasy Illustrator that works mainly for RPG companies. He spends his spare time working on his developing coloring book which he plans to launch a Kickstarter for soon. He joined us for Carnival and continues to Astral.
Pete Katz is a British freelance artist who creates stunning illustrations, storyboards, concept work and character designs for a wide range of media including graphic novels, books, websites, marketing materials, wedding stationary and more. Pete graced us with his awesome talent for the first deck.
Californian artist PeeMonster has been creating intriguing unique artworks for over a decade, each depicting a story of innocence with a dark twist of guilt and fear. Haunting, daring and sometimes shocking, her illustrations, mainly featuring children, take you to a place where you can relate to those untold memories. Pee has graced us with her dark and beautiful art since Nautical.
Paulina Cassidy is a legend in the Tarot and Oracle community, having created numerous decks herself. Her whimsical and imaginative creations have graced the pages of many publications, and prints, originals and merchandise are sold worldwide. “My first love is line art; working with shadow and light using intuitive, organic, fine lines. I like to combine my pen & ink work and watercolor layer by layer, and my technique varies from piece to piece.” Paulina graced us with her incredible talent for the Carnival deck.
Patricia Smith is a “freelance illustrator in the great and beautiful state of Oregon.” Her genres of particular interest are fantasy, science fiction and horror. Her clients include Pelgrane Press, Ronin Publishing, Fire Opal Media and much more. She joined the gang and graced us with her gorgeous art for Nautical, and continues to do so in Space for 78 Tarot Astral!
Despite some formal training, Patricia Ariel is primarily self-taught. Inspired by theater and ballet, Eastern Art, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil, Pop Art, occult symbolism, Tarot, Astrology and metaphysics, her body of work is based on a passion for figurative art, combined with expressionist and ornamental abstracts. Patricia graced us with her absolutely gorgeous art for the first three decks.
Nelleke, also known as Hollow Moon Art, is a traditional artist, who works with pencils, paints, ink and chalk. Her goal in life is to leave something behind, something that will remain many many years after she is gone to dust, and what’s better than art. She wants people to enjoy her art as much as she does making it. She graces us for Astral after joining us on our journey for Carnival.
Natalia Pierandrei is an art and comic book illustrator living in Italy. She creates beautiful, whimsical art, which she sells around the world, as well as offering stickers, postcards, ornaments, prints, bookmarks, OOAK art-dolls and jewelry. Natalia was with us for the first two decks.
Fascinated by myth and folklore, Monika Ptok-Byard paints enchanting faeries and creatures enjoyed around the world by both children and adults alike. Primarily self-taught, she finds inspiration through nature, travel and culture. Her paintings are mostly done with watercolors; she also works with ink, colored pencil, silverpoint and acrylics. Monika has graced us with her gorgeous art for every one of our decks.
Molly Harrison is a versatile artist whose emphasis is on fantasy art, but also creates beautiful wildlife, whimsical and abstract art. She works mostly in watercolor, adding inks and acrylic to her work. She has fantasy art fans across the globe and has been published, and licensed for various merchandise. Molly has graced us with her whimsical and cheerful art since Nautical.
Misty Benson loves all things sweet and spooky, morbid and adorable! Big eyes fit all those categories and have influenced both her faery and skelly art. She is inspired by the art of Gig and big-eyed dolls such as Pullips and Dollfies. She paints with acrylics and sculpts in paperclay. Misty graced us with her adorably unique art for the first two decks.
Mike Tenabrae is an artist working from his studio in South Africa. He has an extensive background in illustration and has worked with companies such as Fantasy Game Flights, The Design Element, Avalon Games and more. Mike joined us for the Circus and will continue to space!
Michael joins us to create Judgement for 78 Tarot Carnival. A fantasy artist working in acrylics, airbrush, and colored pencils, his art has been featured in many publications and galleries worldwide, including the iconic Heavy Metal Magazine as a 4-time cover artist! Michael creates dark and haunting character, using dramatic poses, light, and color to produce the essence of his subjects. Michael joined the 78 Tarot journey for Carnival and continues to grace and honor us with his incredible talent for deck number 4 in Space!
Michael Banks creates gorgeous surrealist, lowbrow images and comics filled with big eyed characters and cute animals in colorful scenes. Michael has a talent only surpassed by his drive to make the world a happier place, perfected by years creating art in a variety of ways from tattoo flash to children’s stories. Michael has honored us with his absolutely furrily adorable art since his Wild Card Curiosity in Nautical.
Meredith Dillman is known for her colorful fairy tale paintings, which combine a love Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelites and Japanese art. She is the author of “Fantasy Fashion Art Studio” and “Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies and Fantasy”. Her award-winning art has been licensed for variety of gift products available worldwide. Mere has graced us with her incredibly delightful art for all of our decks.
Mountain girl and artist, Melanie Starr is a lover of photography and mother of a baby girl who is inspiring her to create a children’s clothing line. Having eight years professional experience in Graphic Design and Illustration, she revels in bringing concepts to life and designing to make an impact. Melanie helped with graphics and marketing for the first two decks, but her mommy duties have kept her unable to continue her journey with us.
Megan Frauenhoffer originates from St. Louis, Missouri. In May 2010, she completed the Master’s in printmaking and drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her drawings and paintings explore the ideas of subconscious fears and transformative narratives. Megan graced us with her talent for Carnival.
Megan Buccere is a versatile painter, ceramicist, and teacher, who creates beautiful, sometimes unsettling work influenced by 1960’s pop art and the juxtaposition of fantasy and reality seen in surrealist works. Her work has been featured in national gallery shows, online publications, and private collections. Megan graced us with her gorgeous art for the first two decks.
Mary Layton’s favorite media are watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, and digital, and she uses them to create beautiful mythic, fairy and fantasy art. She has also been known to dabble in photography and both prints of her paintings and her photography can be found on her web site. Mary has graced us with her presence for every one of our decks.
Marlon is an artist focused on character design, concept art, and illustration, but she is always interested in other forms of art like graphic design, web design, comic art, etc. She enjoys trying out different techniques to create images that express character and mood and is always looking for inspiration. Marlon joined us for Carnival and continues to Space!
Mark is an artist who uses the human body as his canvas – he has been inking skin for as long as he can remember. Working freehand, he initially sketches an idea onto paper, then creates a line reference on skin and finally he tattoos. Mark graced us with his unique art for our first deck.
Marlana Adele Vassar’s art is concentrated on symbolism and surrealism; and more recently has shifted in focus from the figure as the main subject to being part of a fantasy environment instead. Each of her pieces is a journey, ending in a deeply personal artwork full of meaning. Marlana graced us with her gorgeous art for the first two decks.
Maigan Lynn creates colorful, illustrative paintings of mermaids and fairies that make her heart sing, hoping others feel the same. She started painting at a time when she had been struggling with anxiety, and used her bright, happy art as therapy. Inspired by Amy Brown, she became a professional artist. Maigan has graced us with her whimsical art for all of our decks.
Luca Federici Carey is an illustrator, comic artist, and all-around cool guy living in New York City. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art and is now pursuing a freelance career and putting together plans for his first graphic novel. Luca has graced us with his incredible art for all of our decks.
After a small hiatus, Lindy van den Bosch returns to the fantasy art scene just in time for the 78 Tarot Project. She seeks to bring some inspiration and color into your life through her whimsical and magical watercolor paintings of fairies, mermaids, vampires and characters in all forms . Lindy graced us with her art for the first 2 decks.
Australian watercolour artist, Lindsay Cheesewright became a huge fan of the world of fantasy after being given a poster of a unicorn as a child. For her, creating fantasy art is a need, it’s like an addiction that she cannot and will not give up. Lindsay graced us with her art for our first 3 decks.
Lily Buth creates strikingly beautiful paintings and drawings with a mixture of different media, often utilizing graphite, watercolor, acrylic, oils and pastels. She finds that the diversity of media that she chooses brings new contrasts to her unique artwork. Lily joined us for the first two decks.
Larry Elmore is a titan in the world of fantasy art, who helped set the standard for art in role-playing books, while working with TSR, creating covers for D&D, AD&D, and most famously, the visual world of Dragonlance. He has worked on many other projects too numerous to list! Larry has honored us with his phenomenal artwork since our very first deck.
Krisgoat is a fantasy and surrealist illustrator, whose main focus is digital. Occasionally she dabbles in traditional medium, but primarily she creates using a Wacom Cintiq in Photoshop or Paint Tool SAI. She is also the owner, and head artist of the popular game Goatlings.com
French artist, Kmye Chan is a scientist by day, but come the night, and Dr Camille transforms into Ms Kmye in pursuit of mischief in general and art in particular, and becomes her artist and illustrator self. One of our featured artists, we are excited to welcome her into to the 78 Tarot family to create her version of the World for 78 Tarot Carnival.
Kiri Østergaard Leonard grew up in the small village of Boeslum in Denmark, Scandinavia, surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. While still living in Denmark she attended The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, before leaving her home country behind to continue her studies at the Pratt Institute in New York City. She still resides in New York City, where she thrives as a freelance illustrator. She lives with her husband Alexander Leonard and their two cats Minnie and Mishu. Having just completed her own deck – The Green Witch Tarot – we are honored to have her join us for 78 Tarot Carnival.
Kim Sokol draws really cool stuff and we are incredibly honored to have her join 78 Tarot for our third deck – 78 Tarot Carnival.
Kim is a young freelance artist who has already taken part in several group exhibitions as well as showcasing in her debut solo art exhibition, “The Line is Drawn” in May 2012. She is inspired by stories, folk tales, legends, myths and the human condition, and keen to keep exploring her talent.
Until not too long ago, Ken had full time day jobs in the arts; in ad agencies, online gaming companies (Sony Online, where he worked on the popular game, Everquest), on military contracts (where he did a tail insignia for the Stealth Fighter, among other things), and for various other sorts of companies. All the while, he kept a freelance illustration business running in comics, role playing games and for other clients. These clients include The Savannah College of Art and Design, The American Cancer Society, the RAINN organization, Marvel Comics, Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering), Bell Helmets and many more. He graces our third deck – 78 Tarot Carnival with his talent and style.
Kayti is a veteran of the art community, and the founder and director of the 78 Tarot Project. Before she embarked on the 78 Tarot Journey in 2014, she was a graphic designer with a focus on illustration. She created The Sun for our first deck, a meditation card for our second deck, and will be creating the back of the cards for 78 Tarot Carnival. She also has a deep obsession with frogs and scandalous love affair with coffee.
Jodi Horne has always been “the girl who could draw”. Believing that “…To be able to come up with such fantastic creatures and other worlds, you just have to look at THIS world differently”, she immerses herself completely, working until morning to finish one of her watercolors or acrylic artworks.
Joanna Nelson has been creating art for over a decade. She brings unique and whimsical art to the surreal and fantasy art scene, with her gorgeous Cat creations
Jessica Douglas is a fantasy artist with a large repertoire and history in the fantasy art community. She creates intricately detailed paintings as well as a large variety of other artsy goodies using her skilled hands. A veteran to 78 Tarot as well as the fantasy art community – she is currently working on illustrations for Peter Beagles modern adaptation of The Last Unicorn.
Jenga is a talented artist, who often utilizes a mix of historical icons and symbolism within her artworks, so that each piece tells its own story.
Jel Ena joins us to create The Star for our 78 Tarot Carnival deck. An award winning veteran artist, Jel Ena graces the world with art that is provocotive, beautiful, and thoughtful. She is based on Los Angeles but shows her work in galleries all over the world. “Her darkly erotic visualizations are enchanting, projecting characters with feminine mystique of epic proportions. Jel Ena’s illustrations capture complex emotions and the mythology of desire and color. Her ability to capture flesh and light is remarkable, drawing the viewer always further into her dark, sensual dreamscape.” – juxtapoz.com
Jayde started creating art at an early age and in 2010 she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from UT Arlington. She is inspired by fashion, nature, pop culture, and human emotions, as well as folklore and old fairy tales, and these shine through in her illustrations and artwork.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith has been a full-time artist since 1997. Her paintings blend realism and fantasy to explore gothic themes with elements of classical literature, the occult, nature, and fantasy. Her artwork can be found in private collections, public displays and is licensed around the world by Disney, Hot Topic and Target.
James Priest is a talented and original British comic book artist working out of his home studio.
Joining us to create Justice for 78 Tarot Carnival, Iris Compiet is an award winning artist and Illustrator from the Netherlands. She studied at the University of Art in Breda where she graduated with honors. Since then she thrives as an artist and illustrator, serving clients across the globe. Iris enjoys working on projects ranging from picture books to gallery art and even concept art for films. Her work has been juried into art annuals such as Infected by Art and has also been exhibited in Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition curated by J. Anthony Kosar.
To be able to make the ideas from one’s own imagination visible to the world fascinates Holly Broxson, who tries to sketch daily. Her stunning, unique art is heavily influenced by fairy tales. She works primarily in watercolor, acrylic, ink, and colored pencil, which suit her flowing style perfectly.
Portuguese artist, Helena Reis started to paint and draw at a very young age, and has been creating her own fantasy world ever since. About 10 years ago she began to draw and paint more seriously, and continues to improve with every new painting. She recently opened a gallery, Penumbra, in her hometown and now represents artists from all over the world.
Hannah Coote is a talented young artist who specializes in collage and inkwork. She is inspired by sumi-e and ukiyo-e, creating illustrations of nature that are beautiful and unique.
Gila von Meissner Fröhlich is a vector illustrator that specializes in Graphic design from good ole Germany… usually cute, smart, or retro.
Felicia comes on board the crazy train for our third deck, 78 Tarot Carnival. An illustrator based in Los Angeles with a BFA in Illustration from Pasadena Art College of Design. She has worked on various projects for star clients such as AEG, Mervel, Fantasy Flight Games, The History Channel, and much more. She is inspired by the influences of Golden Age Illustration, Pre-Raphaelites and Fantasy Art.
Faye Osman is a self-taught artist living in Malaysia. Faye’s art style is heavily influenced by her childhood love of ’80s animation and comic books. Her artwork explores the many facets of femininity. Her woman portraits show the inner strength and fortitude that sometimes belie their outward appearance.
Having been our Chosen Fate Wild Card for our debut deck, Everette returns to 78 Tarot for the Carnival theme, to create the Queen of Swords. He is a 20 year comics veteran who formed London Night Studios, an innovative collaboration of creators responsible for starting the careers of such creators as Ed McGuinness, Georges Jeanty, Eric Powell, Billy Tucci, and Steve Scott. While manning the helm at LNS, Hartsoe brought marketing to a new level with many ideas now being emulated by the big 2.
Venezuelan artist Enys Guerrero graduated as a Graphic Designer, and now dedicates herself to illustrating and teaching. An exquisite mix of Renaissance and Victorian age, with a twist of fantasy and Gothic influence her. Her enchanting artworks have been published in newspapers and magazines like Stampas, Primicia and El Critico.
Norwegian artist Ellen Wilberg has a creative soul, which flirted with photography for years – this is still evident in her paintings, where light plays a large part within each work. Her art is full of feminine and organic subjects, often created with watercolours, gouache, ink and pencil.
Ellen Million illustrates whenever possible, art has been in her blood since the age of 4. She is both a successful artist, curator of several coloring books featuring line-art created by various artists, and project director of “Sketchfest”, a “48 hour creative jam session with artists across the world”.
I actually cannot remember a time in my life when I wasn’t drawing. I loved books as a kid and practiced drawing from the illustrations I saw in them; as a teenager, I fell in love with comic books and practiced drawing the characters in them, especially Conan the Barbarian. In college I did a little of everything, drawing, painting, ceramics, and design, because I was trying to learn everything I could about art.
Eli Neugeboren is an illustrator, retoucher and designer whose work ranges from photo illustration to art direction and logo design. He is also an Assistant Professor specializing in digital imaging technology in the Advertising Design and Graphic Arts Department at New York City College of Technology.
Edit Farkas is a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Romania, who specializes in vector artwork. Her design is intricate and focuses on femininity and elegance. She uses fine lines and vivid colors to create logos and branding for business all over the world.
Delphine Lévesque Demers is a self-taught professional illustrator specializing in fantasy, horror and erotic art. Her artwork is featured in many art book collections, various collectibles, and she also worked as an illustrator for the Bettie Page Production, creating official merchandise of the famous pinup featuring Delphine’s paintings of her.
Deanna Davoli’s art is a whirlwind of dark fantasy and gothic romance. She has been painting fantasy art, murals, faux finishes and commissioned paintings for the last 7 years, but overall she has been painting and drawing for 16 years.
Deanna Bach paints mostly in watercolor – the perfect medium for her to illustrate her faeries and other ethereal creatures. Inspired by nature all around her, be it cotton ball clouds, a dark forest, or sun kissed beach, she finds the magic and beauty of faeries to be positively addictive.
Born in Britain, but now living in California, David Van Gough is a brilliant, modern, surreal artist, perfect to introduce us to The Devil. His award-winning Necrorealist paintings are stunningly dark series of works. He joined 78 Tarot in time for Nautical to create the Devil, and now he creates the Hanged Man for 78 Tarot Carnival.
I’m a very humble mastermind; you just don’t know it yet
Damara is an Arkansas based artist whose work is always in a state of flux. She is perpetually inspired and these inspirations come out in various mediums. She specializse in traditional media, particularly pencil and colored pencil. Although watercolors and acrylics are something she’s been experimenting with more recently. Portraits and human figures are the dominant images featured in her art. She feels that there is something deeply spiritual and telling about doing figures.
Cora Crimson is a figurative painter who uses portraiture, scenery, and carefully chosen objects to construct, experience, and express a variety of narratives. With an appreciation for introspection and the cerebral experience, Cora’s work explores the inner world where narratives take on a personal and symbolic form. She is currently developing her card for 78 Tarot Carnival.
Chris joins 78 Tarot for our third deck, and is currently working on the creation of the Knight of Wands for Carnival. He is an illustrator who regularly works within the gaming field as an illustrator of fantasy and horror. That said he can be found escaping this field often to work within his series of Penguin Revolution images….. which he has yet to figure out how to categorize beyond “well gosh, they’re fun”.
Chelle Destefano, who hails from Australia, works mainly with watercolour, ink and wash, and mixed media, often drawing something that might seem odd in reality – like her “Volky” series depicting Volkswagen Beetles in human settings. She loves to create images of antiques, or run down and abandoned places.
Carrie Hawks often incorporates elements of fantasy within the feline art that she creates. She works primarily with acrylics, using bold colors to create mystic, vivid cats, with “feathered eyes” which has become her trademark. She pulls inspiration from her own cats, which are often models for her work.
Carla Morrow creates images of dragons and other creatures from worlds that can only exist in our imagination using pencil and watercolors to bring these creatures to life. For her, as with so many of us, dragons hold a unique appeal as an icon which has appealed to man for eons.
Brynn Elizabeth is a talented 20 year old artist from Oregon who’s been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. She started painting fantasy and faeries when she was twelve years old. Now she paints everything from ethereal faeries and goddesses to anime and Lolita girls.
Brenda specializes mostly in fantasy art, specifically cats in Japanese settings, and fairy cats (aka catterflies). Her work is whimsical and pretty, and above all uplifting. Her main objective is to put a smile on your face! She works almost exclusively in acrylic on watercolor paper.
Brenda Lyons is a professional illustrator who creates beautiful paintings, alongside leather jewelry and masks, all inspired by nature and fantasy. Birds of prey are a great inspiration to Brenda and play a significant role in her artworks. She paints primarily with watercolor but also uses ink and acrylics too.
BK Lusk is a talented fantasy artist who creates beautiful, elaborate images, full of life, strength, femininity and color. She began painting in grade school and creates her own pigments and paints to achieve the exact colors and textures that she wants. She is influenced by Klimt, Schiel and Grimshaw.
Ben Larsen uses bold and vivid colors on small and large scale canvases. His artwork has appeared in local galleries, private collections, and murals on commercial buildings. In addition to painting he also likes to play with clay.
Becca Turner is a full-time Fantasy Artist from the UK. She has had a life-long love for drawing and painting, but in 2011, after attending the Avalon Faery Fayre, decided to make art her career. Her original artworks are created using coloured pencils, acrylic paint and a touch of ink.
Ash is the painter of things with horns, fur and wings! A professional fantasy artist, she creates collectible cuteness, often using crowdfunding to involve her fans in the process of choosing the designs she manufactures. Ash uses a variety of media and techniques to create her beautiful, quirky art.
Anja Uhren is a German illustrator and writer, currently based in the UK where she studies Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth. Her greatest passions are drawing and traveling and she loves nothing better than combining the two.
Anastasia Smith’s passions are wildlife and super-hero/fantasy art. She graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2002 and has since been working on several projects. Photography is her second passion and many of her works are fueled by images she captured with her trusty Canon.
Alexandria Sandlin owns and curates the Eight and Sand gallery in Washington, as well as being a full-time artist. She creates Pop Surrealist / Urban Contemporary images of big-eyed girls and surreal, fairy tale themes, often drawing the viewer into a subtly disturbing or sinister scene.
Alexandra V Bach is an award-winning French digital artist. Inspired by the Gothic and Baroque traditions, she creates beautiful vampiric and fantasy art for book covers and CD covers for bands like Stream of Passion. She also became a character designer for the Legend of the Cryptids game in 2013.
Queen of Double Eyes, Alex Garant’s paintings offer a graphic quality, combined with traditional portrait techniques. Her inspiration: early ink printing, vintage pop surrealism, baroque tapestries and retro kitsch. She uses patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition to engage the viewer.
Amy Brown is a popular fantasy and fairy artist, painting primarily in watercolours. She started painting Faeries in 1992, while working in a gallery. Twenty years later, her artwork has been the subject of two books, and featured on more t-shirts, calendars, cards and other licensed products than we can count!