How would you describe your style?
It’s somewhere between stylized and realistic fantasy illustration. I use a lot of muted and aquatic color palettes and tend to work with organic, flowing shapes. I think my “style” as a fantasy illustration artist is heavily dictated by my colors and the subject matter I actually choose to paint, and not necessarily how it is painted. I used to work in a much more line-oriented style but I’ve recently been transitioning into a looser and more painterly approach.
What is the key to making your fantasy art illustrations?
Sweating over them until it looks closest to the way I see it in my head (within reason, otherwise I’d spend months on a single painting). I try really hard to push my shapes and not settle for a mediocre image. I’d rather spend a lot of time to get the fantasy illustration right than rush through it.
Where can people see your fantasy illustrations?
I’ll be part of the upcoming “Oceans and Currents” show at Gallery Nucleus in July! In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram. I do sell prints in my online store Bandcamp if anyone would be interested!
I graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and I currently work in the entertainment art industry as a concept artist and illustrator. I also have an ongoing creative project called Pearl Farm, for which I make illustrations. I also write as well as perform original songs.
The article illustrations are from my personal project, Pearl Farm. It's my original story, it follows a traveling troubadour named Vinny and her pet ray Hubble as they make their way across a world called the Lofty Coastline.