I’m a card-carrying member of the geek community (not to be confused with the nerds, they’re different), and I’ve finally decided to stop pretending otherwise. ( I wasn’t fooling anyone anyway.) I love all things dragon, elf, castle, magic, and knight, and yes, I’m one of those Renaissance Faire people. So if you’re in one of my classes and you mention Captain America or Lord of the Rings, I apologize in advance if I go into a geek-spiel. I’ve got a couple decades of experience in art, though, since I’ve worked as an animator, an art teacher, an illustrator, and a comic book artist. When I’m not painting or drawing, I’m writing short stories and novels about—you guessed it—dragons, elves, castles, and magic. For me, the best art tells a story about the unique individual who made it, and I’m looking forward to helping you put a little slice of your story on canvas.