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NocturnalSea

John Meszaros
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
I'm a marine and wildlife artist based primarily out of Connecticut, but sometimes also out of Tennessee and Florida (I travel with my wife for her aerospace job). Even though my pieces are pretty stylized, I do a lot of research to try to make them scientifically accurate.
I have matted prints for sale on my website, so check it out! I'm also available for commission at reasonable prices.
Most of my stuff is also available on t-shirts from my company Nocturnal Sea Printing. E-mail me if you're interested in seeing anything on apparel.

My Facebook page: Nocturnal-Sea-Biology-Art-by-John-Meszaros

Current Residence: Connecticut
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Tribal Fusion, Bluegrass, Zydeco
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Florida Tree Snail, Liguus fasciatus
Wallpaper of choice: Myst scenery
Skin of choice: Cownose Ray-- soft like a wet, muscular mushroom!

Favourite Visual Artist
Ray Troll, Roger Dean,Tony DiTerlizzi, Wayne Barlowe, Alphonse Mucha, Ando Hiroshige
Favourite Movies
The Maiden Heist; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; Brotherhood of the Wolf
Favourite TV Shows
Parks and Recreation; Dexter; One Piece
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Incendio; The Red Elvises; Real People; Tangerine Dream; TYA; AKLO; Deep Forest; Earth, Wind and Fire
Favourite Books
Wolf of the Steppes by Harold Lamb; Far-Seer by Robert J. Sawyer; Peterson's Field Guide to Eastern Forests
Favourite Writers
Harold Lamb, China Mieville; Fritz Lieber
Favourite Games
Riven, Aquaria, Ecco the Dolphin, Tranquility
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Colored Pencil, Pen-and-Ink
Other Interests
marine biology, terrestrial biology, geology, SCUBA diving, American history, Central Asia; Indigenous cultures; hiking, kayaking
It's taken a year of hard work, but my picture book The Scarecrow Harvest Festival is finally available in print! Currently, it's available on Amazon, but I'm actively seeking publishers to distribute it too. But in the meantime you can check it out and get yourself a copy right here: https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Harvest-Festival-John-Meszaros/dp/0578543095/ref=sr_1_1?crid=U4LXS4POBQYP&keywords=scarecrow+harvest+festival&qid=1565693904&s=gateway&sprefix=scarecrow+harves%2Caps%2C240&sr=8-1
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Hey guys! Here's a post from my author's blog, talking a little about some of the real-world mythology behind my novel, At Yomi's Gate: In my book the source of main character Sakura’s transformation is the Spear of Creation which merges her with the fire deity Kagu-tsuchi-no-kami. But where did this god and the divine spear come from in the first place? Both have their origins in ancient Japanese mythology, specifically in the creation of the islands of Japan by the deities Izanagi and Izanami.  In my book the priest Izu briefly summarizes this story for Fumito, Ikuko and Sakura, but I thought readers might be interested in a more de
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Since I started working at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT, I've learned a lot about the history of paleontology in Connecticut. A lot of milestones in the study of ancient life happened right here in the Nutmeg state, not the least of which is the founding of the Yale Peabody Museum which houses many of the spectacular finds of Othniel Charles Marsh. But another great contributor to the study of ancient life was Edward Hitchock, a professor at Amherst College who did the first scientific study of the dinosaur footprints that are abundant in the Connecticut Valley. For the Winter issue of Dino State Park's newsletter, Tracks and Trails,
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Congrats on the Astro Vitae interview!

Hehe, thank you@

Thanks so much for watching! I really enjoy your work and it means a lot that you like mine too!

Glad you enjoy my work!