"Crumbling and dusty tomes told of an ancient race known as the Su'ud, speculated to have evolved from a great class of warrior serpents. So cumbersome in their movements were they, that over time magnificent cities sprang up upon their backs, their inhabitants often forgetting they lived upon such great beings until the ground beneath them would quake when the Su'ud woke to lumber along to its next resting place."
11”x14”, watercolor, ink, and gouache
“Arachne was a weaver who acquired such skill in her art that she ventured to challenge Athena, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason. Athena wove a tapestry depicting the gods in majesty, while that of Arachne showed their amorous adventures. Enraged at the perfection of her rival’s work (or, alternatively, offended by its subject matter), Athena tore it to pieces, and in despair Arachne hanged herself. But the goddess out of pity loosened the rope, which became a cobweb; Arachne herself was changed into a spider.”
16”x20” Arches Hot Press Paper, Watercolor, and Ink
“Icarus, son of Daedalus, was the boy who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.”
16”x20” watercolor and ink on Arches hot press paper
“A rare vision of the forest guardian, communing with the woodland spirits that she has sworn to watch over.”
The Moon Goddess
“Sister of the Forest Guardian, this celestial being watches over all the world as they dream, lighting their paths as they go.”
“…the goddess keeps watch of the wood, waiting patiently for for those who would seek to destroy her home.”
“The bats kept her company and they in turn kept her safe.”
Above The Clouds
“The suns warmed the beast’s scales and he smiled contentedly as he looked out above the clouds.”
"The Great Paladin"
“So radiant was the Paladin Celeste that those who dared look upon her had to shield their eyes from the brilliance of her light.”
12”x18”, watercolor and ink
"Deep Snare Kelpie"
“Common to Scottish lore, the kelpie were known to ensnare unsuspecting victims with their shape shifting abilities, dragging them to their deaths in the depths.”
6”x18”, watercolor and ink
“Sometimes, the Wendigo chose to possess a person, who then becomes a Wendigo himself, hunting down those he had once loved and feasting upon their flesh.”
“For nights on end the Omen emblazoned the skies above the village, warning of a long prophesied destruction that until then, no one believed was coming.”