Fantasy Art Now

Friday 7 December 2007
071206 Fantasy Art Now - Luxuriance

I had the chance to have 3 of my paintings featured in the book Fantasy Art Now by Martin McKenna, published by Ilex Press. Martin has selected artworks from the "leading fantasy artists and rising stars", and has contacted and invited the artists personally.
Backdoor Into Luxuriance, Tears of Joy in the Garden of Giants and Purple Spattered Memories appear in the book at generous size. Some are slightly cropped but it's barely noticeable.
I am very satisfied with the quality of the book, the fidelity of the colors, or the way the images are emphasized and valued. Moreover, each painting as some of the artist's thoughts as side notes, which give the images another dimension.

Although the themes are mainly among the most common fantasy standards ( warriors, dragons and destructions scenes for instance), which is generally not my cup of tea, the quality of the art is not discussable. I enjoyed mostly more sensitive, dreamy artworks, such as Melanie Delon's or Rebecca Guay's to name the ladies first.

071206 Martin McKenna, Boris VallejoTo top it all, the foreword was written by Mr Boris Vallejo himself, which means the Master whose art I was worshiping in my youth might have seen one of my paintings... It makes me feel rather weird and somehow proudly smiling :)


Dec. 24, 2007 14:38
Effectivement ce livre est plus "chaleureux" que Spectrum ou Exposé. Certainement grace aux petites explications a coté de chaque illustr :) En tout cas j'ai ete ravie de te trouver dedans! Comme tu dis, un peu de poesie et de tendresse dans ce monde de brutes ne fait pas de mal ;)
Je te souhaite une Joyeux noel et une tres bonne année 2008, en esperant voir prochainement une nouvelle toile :)
Dec. 25, 2007 12:10
Merci pour ta petite visite, cela me fait bien plaisir!
Je te souhaite un très joyeux Noël à toi aussi; et pour la nouvelle toile, je dirais... bientôt ? (mais le terme est tout relatif pour un peintre qui se distingue par son improductivité)
kss my iss
Jan. 16, 2008 13:11
Jan. 17, 2008 2:19
merci ! ;)
Mar. 24, 2008 13:21
So proud of you... Wonder why wasn't "Home and Fairies" included?
Mar. 24, 2008 13:24
Thanks a lot!
The author focused on unpublished and recent artworks ( one year and a half back in time was the limit ). Home & fairies is older than that.
Mar. 24, 2008 13:45
Didn't expect such an immediate response. Thanks.. now i understand.. Hope one day you'll be able to publish your work too...
Apr. 11, 2008 14:39
Congratulations ! I should mention that my version of the book is published by "Page One". Yep, we can see your artworks in Hong Kong ;)
Aug. 20, 2008 13:44
Ahhh that's amazing
you deserve it for you're amazing paintings
Dec. 07
7/12/2007 Fantasy Art Now