Celtic knot 

Melissa Gay

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Goth Angel
Gothic Angel
"The darkness and the light are both alike ...
I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
-- Psalm 139
     For me, no other quotation so beautifully expresses the truth about the creative process -- it is wonderful and terrifying all at once. Our inspirations shine forth at us like the brightest stars, yet they beckon us towards the blackest, most uncharted reaches of our souls. Exploring our creativity is rarely a comfortable process, but
Mushroom Fairy
Mushroom Fairy
is one without which we cannot exist, one which ultimately yields boundless joy at its fruition. Instead of fearing the call of our hearts, I believe that we should regard it as a divine adventure. Thus, in this spirit of adventure, I find that much of my inspiration comes from faerie tales, folklore, and mythology, which evoke the deep unconscious human experience, and which rule our childhood worlds. My passion for exploring the sometimes playful, sometimes nightmarish world of childhood is what compels me to create fantasy art. Macadra
Shadow Storm
Shadow Storm
     I would very much like to thank Alan Lee, Alexandra Day, Arthur Rackham, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Froud, Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, Edward Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, John D. Batten, John R. Neill, Kuniko Y. Craft, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Maxfield Parrish, Thomas Canty, Tony DiTerlizzi, Vaclav Vaca, and all the numerous artists who have unknowingly shaped the Truth as I see it.

And special thanks to those I've actually met and who were so supportive. Please forgive me if I've left anyone out, or better yet, email me!

Brian Froud (yes, again!), Brian Stelfreeze, David and Lori Dietrich, Joy Marie Ledet, Kenneth Waters, Larry Dixon, Lisa Snellings, Robin Wood, and James Wappel, who told me to draw on the mats.