I'm just an aspiring artist from the lovely Mitten State. I'm a Roman Catholic who loves the Faith and everything pertaining to it (especially its philosophy, theology and history!). Like everyone else, I have an insatiable thirst for the Three Great Transcendentals: the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. I make art because I simply enjoy doing it. Historical and theological themes and subjects are what fascinate me the most, and I think that the human figure in particular is one of inexhaustible beauty. The Incarnation of Our Lord, after all, changes everything. For that reason, I also love to depict Our Lord and Our Lady, because they are the summit of human perfection (being the New Adam and new Eve and all that.
) and therefore are my favorite subjects to depict.
Favourite Visual Artist
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Sandro Botticelli, Viktor Vasnetsov, Edmund Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Edmund Dulac, Alphonse Mucha, Thomas Cole, Henryk Siemiradzki, Frank Dicksee, Jan van Eyck, and others...
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Lion in Winter, Becket, A Man for All Seasons, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Prince of Egypt, and others...
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Enya, Jeremy Soule, Loreena McKennitt, Hans Zimmer, Kate Rusby, Azam Ali, Cappella Romana, Howard Shore, Josh Groban, Two Steps from Hell, and others...
Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Silmarillion, The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, With Fire and Sword, Theology and Sanity, Quo Vadis, Count Bohemond, Lady for Ransom, and so many others....
J.R.R. Tolkien, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Peter Kreeft, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Alfred Duggan, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Homer, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Francis de Sales, Fr. Jacques Philippe, and many others...
Skyrim, Morrowind, Oblivion, Pharaoh/Cleopatra, Medieval II: Total War, Age of Empires II, Age of Mythology
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, Paper, Computer, Scanner, Watercolor, Ink
God, the Catholic Church, Our Lady, the Eucharist, drawing, reading, writing, history, literature, languages, philosophy, theology, art, art history, etc.