Art for Amazing Stories Magazine

Fanfare for Rose 2019 (right)

Amazing Stories Spring Issues, Volume 76 Issue 3

This piece was illustrated for the short story Cricket Songs by Kathy Kitts. My painting features the main character during a pivotal moment in the story. I love being able to take my love of expressive figures and combine that with something other-worldly. Rose is such an intelligent and brave young girl. It was a joy to imagine what she might look like and bring her to life.

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Moon Garden 2019 (Left)

Amazing Stories Special Edition, Volume 77 Issue 1

This piece was illustrated for the short story Moon Garden by Sandra Katsuri, a tale of grief, love and magic. I love science fiction that stretches beyond what we normally think of as sci-fi.

I’m honored I could be a part of this special edition, full color issue.

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Chesley Award Winner!

The 2019 Chesley Awards Ceremony was held at SpikeCon July 4, 2019 – July 8, 2019 in Layton, Utah. My artwork for the cover of Diabolical Plots Year 3 won in the category for Best Cover Illustration: eBook/Paperback!

“Maybe Tomorrow” 2018

“Maybe Tomorrow” 2018

The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists to recognize individual artistic works and achievements during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were later renamed to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell following his death in 1986. The awards are presented annually, typically at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).

For this anthology I created an original illustration inspired one of the stories in the book. For Now, Sideways by A Merc Rustad is a beautiful, emotionally charged story about a woman at the end of a war on an alien planet. It's not your typical military science fiction and I didn't want the art to be either. The painting is as much telling a story, through the characters, as it is expressing an emotion through color palette.

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Eligible Art for 2018

Here’s a selection of award eligible work for 2018. These artworks qualify for the Best Fan Art category of the Hugo Awards.

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"Perchance to Dream" -- Cover, Paperback, Long List Anthology Volume Four, Diabolical Plots, December 2018 | Media: Digital Painting.

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“Forest Scouts” — Unpublished, Created for the Bird Whisperer Project, December 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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“Spirit Keeper” — Unpublished, Created for the Bird Whisperer Project, March 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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"Maybe Tomorrow" -- Cover, ebook, Diabolical Plots Year Three, Diabolical Plots, June 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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Cover for the Long List Anthology Volume Four: More Stories from the Hugo Award Nominations List.

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“Last Light” — Unpublished, January 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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“Dragon’s Breath” — Unpublished, February 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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Final Cover

Art for Olde Fae

For the last two years, Rachel Quinlan, friend, artist and founder of the Changeling Artist Collective has been developing a card game. Olde Fae may be based on the classic children’s game, Old Maid, but the artists of the collective have transformed it into something magical! Each artist chose a symbol and will come to no surprise I chose the Owl for my pair of fae. I decided I wanted my Owl fae to be more owl than humanoid. The result is a little creepy, which is in keeping with the nature of the fae.

Seelie Owl Fae - Sun Keeper

From Portrait Sketch to Card

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From Portrait Sketch to Card

The Kickstarter campaign for Olde Fae is nearing it’s 4th Stretch Goal! Don’t miss out! As of now, we do not have plans to run a second printing of the game. You can reserve your copy on Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/2D5W8u0