I have been living in two worlds for my entire life, the world we see before us and the world out of the window, beyond the fields we know. I am grateful for the gift of imagination and for the talent I was given to illustrate what I see on my excursions into Halloween Daydream and Faerie land. I hope I will always visit there and come back with stories, pictures and songs to share.
I am blessed to have worked as a giftware designer with S&D Limoges, Lenox China, The Hamilton Collection, Fitz&Floyd and Faroy and the famous Christmas Store of Tyler, Texas. Gratefully I have had the opportunity to work for and with my friend Raymond Kelly of Dallas and sculptor, Michael Boyett of Nacogdoches.
My giftware has sold through Neiman-Marcus, Gump's, Nordstrom, Walt Disney World, Jefferson's Monticello Collection and other wonderful outlets, including Ebay! Five of my porcelain boxes were featured in The Decorative Art of LIMOGES Porcelain & Boxes by Keith and Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde.
Now I illustrate my ideas to sell as drawings, paintings and prints and happily illustrate books, especially for the gifted and accomplished writer, Gregory Miller.
Please visit my site often as I offer a continually changing exhibit of sketches and paintings that document my lifelong journey through the land of my imagination. Thank you! JRY