Alternate Reality. That is what my Ranting Centaur Studio is about. The elements I design with most are organic and floral. Subjects are usually allegorical, mythical or themes from Wiccan/Pagan traditions.
Celtic knot work and other symbolic ingredients are often seen in my paintings. The goal is to create beauty and mystery in oil and colored pencil. That is what I strive to create on paper and in my jewelry designs.
My style is colorful, representational and influenced by both the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts & Crafts Movement.
I am best known in the gaming industry for creating powerful and imaginative illustrations for many top collectible card game (CCG) publishers. I have worked with Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf Publishing , Iron Crown Entertainment's, Black Dragon Press, Z-Man Games & others.
Visit my official website at: www.melissabenson.com