When I was middle school art teacher I used to show the movie “Labyrinth” to my 6th grade students. I wanted to impress upon them that there were people out there, working, and creating incredible art. That art can be a lucrative job… Just look at the film with only 2 humans and all creatures! Never did I think that I would meet, let alone go to events with Brian and Wendy Froud – the designers of said magical creatures in the movie. My original copy of “Faeries” by Brian Froud and Alan Lee is dog-eared to say the least…
FaerieCon is a gathering of all creative peoples, from far and wide. There are painters, famous and up and coming. THere are artists whose work you recognize in major retail stores, and comic book shops. There are artists with work on tote bags, calendars and tee shirts. There are sculptors and metalsmiths and designers and artisans. There are featured artists and artists vending thier artwork.
I am happy to be an artist exhibiting my work with the likes of:
Brian Froud – “Gwenhwyfar”
Amy Brown – “Restless Thoughts”
Brigid Ashwood – “The Locust Queen”
Linda Ravenscroft -” Maiden Spring and Jack in the Green”
Jane Star Weils – “Dryad Sister”
Charles Vess – “Faery Processional”
Helena Nelson Reed – “Lady of the Wildwood”
* This list – almost exclusively 2d artists does not in any way slight my fellow sculptors out there!
* All works are copyright of the artist. Many are watermarked to prevent copying. If you like their work, support them and the arts – buy a print! You won’t regret it!