Gail Engle is a mixed media artist focusing on wearable art. Her work can be found at the The Peninsula Fine Arts Center gift shop and at Tada Gift Shop in Gloucester. She organized an April 2010 Gallery on the York show of mixed media textiles featuring the work of prominent local artists.
Gail holds basic beading classes at Tada Gift Shop and more advanced classes at Beadworkz in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is in the process of creating a small book of her designs and instructions, which is due out in the summer of 2011.
Children of the Desert--Bead Language and Designs
Richy Ferrell is a professional Digital Retoucher specializing in color correction, photo illustration, and compositing of photographs and computer generated renderings.
Or as he likes to call it, "coloring for a living".
He is part of the creative team at Vision On, a high end studio in New York City that specializes in film and photography for brands, cultural institutions, magazines and corporations. Prior to Vision On, Richy worked on projects for international agencies (Campbell-Ewald, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, WestWayne, Leo Burnett, Doner, JWT, McCann-Erickson), automobile manufacturers, and professional photographers.
Nick Gucker grew up in the rain misty forested island of Ketchikan, AK and moved to Seattle 1989 to pursue music and art. When he’s not busy whispering to insects, trying his hand at taxidermy or watching weird Japanese monster movies he’s hunched over his art table dreaming up disturbing nightmares and freakish delights.
Nick’s art has appeared in the pages of Strange Aeons Magazine and The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction. His illustrations have decorated the pages of ALL-MONSTER ACTION! by Los Angeles-based writer and raconteur Cody Goodfellow, the novelette ‘The Eye of Infinity’ by Sci-Fi mythos writer David Conyers for Perilous Press, The Aklonoimicon anthology from Aklo Press as well as a custom handmade, hand-bound Limited Edition hardback Printing of “Under the Pyramids” written by H.P. Lovecraft and re-issued by Lance Thingmaker of Creepycult. Nick has also painted acrylic and watercolor book covers for Blysster Press authors Clyde Wolfe, R.L. Reeves and M.R. Mitchell and Crypticon Seattle’s 2011 and 2012 “De-Compostions” horror anthologies. His artistic contributions can be found in online publications including Lovecraftzine.com and Thisishorror.co.uk. His unique, one-of-a-kind custom commission pieces have graced the walls and limbs of various and sundry patrons of the arts.
W.A. Hoffman is the author of the historical buccaneer series Raised By Wolves. The four RBW volumes--Brethren, Matelots, Treasure, and Wolves--have made fans worldwide of both men and women. A rebel with a cause, Hoffman likes to write rousing and philosophical tales about true love, gender politics, heresy, treason, alternative family values, sex, the occult, and other things that go bump in the collective unconscious--in any genre. Her next projects will run the gamut from science fiction to contemporary literature. Originally an artist who studied to work in film, Hoffman dabbles in a wide variety of artistic media: producing book covers, web graphics, and illustrations. Fiercely committed to independent publishing and creative freedom for artists, Hoffman founded her own publishing company, Alien Perspective, in 2002.
Rachael Murasaki Ish
Rachael Murasaki Ish is a professional freelance artist focused in mixed media paintings and cover designs. Rachael has had the pleasure of providing the cover designs for Leona Wisoker’s Guardians of the Desert, Bells of the Kingdom, and Fires of the Desert, as well as the cover art and design for Zachary Steele’s Flutter and the sigil design for Barbara Friend Ish’s Shadow of the Sun. She is currently working with Barbara Friend Ish on a Fortunes Deck for her The Way of the Gods series, which you can follow the progress of at http://rachaelmurasaki.tumblr.com.
Children of the Desert--Dolls of the Kingdom and Southlands
Ari Warner is a student at the Pratt Institute majoring in visual design. His work has appeared in a number of books and publications.