Monday, April 22, 2013


I thought for my inaugural post, I would briefly introduce you to one of my favorite forms of art.  FANTASTIC or FANTASY ART, is a genre that has intrigued me from my childhood days of daydreaming and sketching.  Some of you may know it as dream art  and others may associate it with surrealism.

In it's beginnings it was mainly found in comic books and cover art, consisting mostly of paintings and illustrations.  Modern day fantasy artists now employ photography in their work.  This genre is rooted in many subjects, for example, science fiction, the occult, and mythology.  A great deal of this category of expression stems from fantasy literature, such as the writings of J R R Tolkien and Ray Bradbury.

I have been profoundly influenced and inspired by the likes of science fiction/fantasy artists Vincent Di Fate and Frank Frazetta.

Pictured here, "Fantasy", a piece that I created after rereading  "The Martian Chronicles", a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury written in the 1940's.

Fantasy  by  Parker Kaufman  2012

1 comment:

  1. I love your fantasy works Parker! I really feel like I am entering into another world when looking at them.