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Art and Original Paintings by Melissa A Benson

Travel to an alternate universe and bring home a souvenir.

Magic the Gathering Shivan Dragon, Nightmare and Lord of AtlantisThe three stages of a role playing portrait commission. Detail of pegasus in works in progressCustomizable Pagan and Wiccan items on Zazzle.com

Examples of black and white sketches for original art.Click the folders below for all the images in that category.

As an artist, I can offer you a different kind of vacation. One where everything is possible all the time. If you can imagine it, you can have it. Even if it breaths fire. I have been painting professionally for over 25 years. I specialize in anthropomorphic and mythical creatues, Pagan themes and role playing portraits. This is why I was a good fit for Magic the Gathering when it first came out, and how I became one of the original artists for that game. The three iconic characters I did for the alpha set were Nightmare, Shivan Dragon and the Lord of Atlantis. 

You will find prints, sketches and playmats as well as disscussions on art on this site. I also sell my images in several print-on-demand shops like Zazzle.com, FineArtAmerica.com. There all manner of things available on these sites. T-shirts, greeting cards, labels, ties and stamps are all good examples. In the Zazzle shops, you can customize the product with your name or text, and upload your photos onto various things.
 
I keep the site up to date with my current personal projects in the Works in Progress section. This gets updated as my work schedule allows. So come and explore this site, drop me an email to let me know what you think, or to ask questions about products, pricing or anything really. I'm always looking for good content for the blog that you will find interesting. 
 
Thanks for stopping by,  Melissa
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