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Wendy Van Camp
Julie Faith McMurray
Welcome to the NASFiC Virtual Art Show! Don’t forget to grab your free coloring book (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c4gS6glElVCvfNIgQmGISsp6V5YnAeQs/view?usp=sharing) on the way out. For a closer look at the art, click on gallery images below:
Stephanie Law is a multi-media artist and illustrator from California. Primarily working in watercolor, gold and silver leaf, and ink, she adds texture and dimension both within her pictures and in the frames of them. Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses her experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork, not only to depict humans, but also trees, other plants, insects, ephemeral guides and strange creatures. Early on, her career moved through the illustration and gaming world, but in recent decades she has focused more on her own body of work, gallery shows, and publications. She taught The Fantastic Workshop of Nashville, TN in 2016 and 2018, and won Best in Show at Dragoncon in 2015 for When Flowers Dream.
Sign up here to sit down with Stephanie and nine other attendees at a kaffeeklatsch at noon on Sunday, August 23.
Melanie is a Denver-area artist and maker, specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A life-long fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds and cultures influence the styles and themes of her art. Melanie is an instigator for the Denver Victorian & Steampunk Society.
I began selling paintings and drawings in the science fiction market at my first convention, Inconjunction in 1983. The next year I began selling my art on t-shirts, Marcon in Columbus was the first convention that I was selling my art on t-shirts. Many people knew me as “that guy who airbrushes t-shirts” in the dealers room. I continue to produce art for t-shirts at my company OffWorld Designs. I started showing and selling originals a few years ago in Science Fiction at any convention art shows that I attend.
España is a Californian living in the UK. She’s been participating in art shows and contributing illos to fanzines for a couple of decades now, but only recently got interested in hand-painted fans.
Rachel Quinlan is an award-winning fantasy artist, based in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. She graduated in 2001 from Michigan State University with a B.F.A. in Studio Art. Working primarily in inks, watercolor, gouache and graphite, she crafts images that are immersive, mysterious, and magical. Her work is heavily influenced by illustrators from the Golden Age and she enjoys exploring themes related to nature, fairy tales, folk lore, mythology and anything strange or unusual.
Amanda Makepeace is a Chesley Award winning illustrator, working in both digital and traditional mediums. Through her art she explores mythology, magical begins, our connection to the planet and even distant worlds. She is the co-founder of the Bird Whisperer Project, a monthly art challenge focused on spreading the love of birds and art making. Amanda’s art has appeared in ENnie award-winning games and on the covers popular independent novels and anthologies. She is a regular at Fantasy and SciFi conventions in the southeast.
Debbie Hughes, a graduate of Furman University and the grand-daughter of the Impressionist Painter Hildegarde Hamilton, is a published illustrator in the SF and Fantasy field with over 200 published works. Debbie has worked for Easton Press, Amazing Stories, Baen Books, WOC, Science Fiction Age Magazine, Paramount Interactive and many more. Her work has been exhibited at SF conventions in the U.S. and abroad and she has been the Artist Guest of Honor at over 14 Conventions. Currently, Debbie has concentrated on her own ideas: a combination of myths, fairy tales and enigmatic themes and elements born out of her years doing illustration. Recently, Debbie was inducted in the National Association of Women Artists and exhibits her work in NYC. Her contribution to Science Fiction is listed in: Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary.
Wendy Van Camp
Wendy Van Camp writes science fiction, regency romance, and poetry. Her writing blog No Wasted Ink features essays about the craft of writing, poetry, and author interviews. Wendy’s short stories and poems have appeared in science fiction magazines such as “Quantum Visions”, “Scifaikuest”, and “Far Horizons”. She has won Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future Contest and her poetry has been nominated for an Elgin Award. Her books and poetry collections can be found on Amazon. Wendy also illustrates her original poetry as limited edition art prints.
Johnna Klukas creates work on science, science fiction and fantasy themes in mixed media, primarily wood.
SunnyJim Morgan is an artist and bespoke shoemaker from Olympia, Washington. Working in a wide variety of mediums, Jim has lately been exploring leatherworking. Supervised by a trio of housecats, and inspired by a life long love of The Lord of the Rings, Anne McCaffrey, and Star Wars, basically, ‘I make stuff.’
Kendra Tornheim is a software engineer and a jewelry artist who uses primarily wire, antique keys, and brass stampings hand-colored in a process that mimics the brilliant colors of enamels without using a kiln. Kendra’s work focuses on pendants, earrings, and hair jewelry with a fantasy or steampunk flavor, and continues to incorporate new techniques, most recently hand-stamped text.
Julie Faith McMurray
From early in my childhood I had a passion for art and wanted to create art but sadly I could not draw. Even though I could not draw I would inspire other to create art through my volunteer work. At the local community centre, I would volunteer to work with children that needed external help to create. Be it blind or death, unable to walk or move, I would help children my age to paint pictures, build structures create music and make textured art to touch and feel. They loved it. I discovered art through various avenues be it museums & galleries and books or via my Humanities studies with the OU and my Japanese, Language, History and Cultural studies with Birkbeck. The Humanities course taught me how to study the history of art and write an essay or study the Unwitting testimonies of Art. My Japanese studies I learned about the history of art in many forms and also how to write over 400 Kanji. After a Japanese Lady on a train leaned over to her son and asked him to compliment me on my Japanese writing skills, I realised that I had a skill for art. She said “Your writing is so natural like a Japanese person”. I delighted to hear and thanked her humbly. Over the last 26 years I have been volunteering at Book Conferences and setting up art shows in galleries. The book conferences were mostly science fiction and fantasy although the art did not need to be themed. In fact, the art was wide ranging. I had exhibits of Jewellery, Wood Sculptures, 3D models, Fine art and Illustrative art. Artists from all over the world and different background and education would come to exhibit. The subjects exhibited covered all genres from gothic, space, portrait art to contemporary, modern and political art. I would walk around the exhibits and feel so inspired. On the 1st Feb 2017 Neil McChrystal invited to do his 28day drawing challenge. Since then I have been doing a piece of art every day. Being able to create has given me so much happiness and Joy.
Dianita is a fantasy artist born in Veracruz, Mexico and currently working and living in Texas. In her work she explores a world she’d love to live in, where humans and nature live in harmony and from time to time she likes to portray more personal themes, all in fantasy settings. She prefers working with traditional media being her favorites graphite, acrylics and oils. She’s a member of the Mexicanx Initiative and has worked with private clients and book cover and interior illustrations.
Sara Felix is a two time Hugo finalist and Hugo base creator. She is the president of ASFA (The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy artists). A mixed media artist she works primarily in inks and resin. She is a tiara queen and does weekly tiara giveaways on Concellation on Facebook.
Charles Urbach is a Chesley award winning writer and colored pencil illustrator with more than 25 years in design, publishing, and illustration. His detailed original concepts and drawings have appeared on merchandise of all kinds, book covers for authors including Timothy Zahn, and hundreds of his illustrations have appeared in gaming products including: Magic: The Gathering, Heroclix, Legend of the Five Rings, A Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, various Star Wars products, Das Schwarze Auge, Infinite City, Mage Knight, Everquest, Call of Cthulhu, Esper Genesis, DoomTown Reloaded, and many others. He is frequently a guest and instructor at conventions and tournaments around the world, where his artwork is displayed and sold. Among his accomplishments, he is a two time Chesley Award winner and has won awards at Gen Con, Dragon Con, Origins, CONvergence, Marcon, and many other events around the U.S.
Lisa Sell is a 2D /3D award winning artist with a passion for fantasy art. Many of her works feature dragons and creatures from mythology with graceful compositions and intricate designs. Lisa is best known for her 3D sculptures, along with her graphic design and illustration work. Her sculpted masquerade masks, fantasy sculptures, and illustrations are published, sold, and collected around the world. In addition to masks and freestanding sculptures, her detail oriented creations include jewelry, figurines, and wall art – all hand sculpted, some are hand cast in resin, and hand painted from her original designs.