Hardcover: 76 pages
Illustrator: Kinuko Y. Craft
As one of the most widely respected and well known fantasy artists in the world today, Kinuko Y. Craft considers herself first and foremost a storyteller. She brings a strong narrative sensibility to her illustrations, allowing the images to tell the intimate tale that lies behind the words. Known for her passionate love of fine art and a deep knowledge of art history, Kinuko's work has graced the covers of many well known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and national magazines. Her original works reside in both museum and private collections. KINUKO CRAFT: DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS collects for the first time an extraordinary selection from the artist's thirty six year career as she portrays mythic heroes and heroines, fairy princesses, historic figures, gods and goddesses and enchanted landscapes with profound insight into the true nature of the fantastic. These are works of remarkable beauty and power, glowing with jewel-like luminosity, a testament to the artist's exceptional skill and craftsmanship, that are sure to appeal to lovers of fantasy of all ages.