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The best ways to escape to an alternate reality

Let me offer you a different kind of reality. One where everything is possible all the time. If you can imagine it, you can have it. Even if it breathes fire. I can do this because I am an artist.

I am fantasy illustrator Melissa A Benson. I have been painting professionally for over 25 years specializing in anthropomorphic and mythical creatures, Pagan themes and role playing portraits. 

You will find prints, sketches, and playmats as well as art discussions on this site. I sell my images on t-shirts, greeting cards and many other items in several print-on-demand shops like and In the Zazzle shops, you can customize your product.

My current personal projects are shown on the "Works in Progress" page nested in the About menu. The page is updated as my work schedule allows. Come and explore this site, drop me an email to let me know what you think, or to ask question. I'm always looking for good blog content that you will find interesting. 

Thanks for stopping by,  Melissa


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