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Taking Reality By Surprise New Book
By Daniel Merriam

Explore the sumptuously intricate worlds of artist Daniel Merriam in his third catalogue raisonné. This magnificent coffee table book features over 250 images. It illuminates the imagination and compositional depths for which Merriam has become so well known. Curated and color managed by master booksmith Marcel Salome, this visually arresting volume is the largest and most detailed look at Merriam's art to date. The introduction by author Elizabeth Lunday extricates the recent history of Imaginary Realism from the shadow of modern art, while Merriam's own words give readers an in-depth look inside his world and the philosophy beneath his brushstrokes. This remarkable book will delight and intrigue readers for generations.

Publisher: Monarch Editions, (2010)
ISBN-10: 0979715717
ISBN-13: 978-0979715716

Dark Fairies New Book

We all know about fairies-- they're usually helpful, ethereal creatures in children's stories and Walt Disney films, flitting about doing good, right? Wrong! In ancient times, the concept of fairies was rather different. They were the often-dangerous embodiment of the land, dark and unpredictable spirits that watched Humanity with a jaundiced and hostile eye. And, according to conventional folk wisdom, they were to be feared rather than trusted. Indeed, in their original form, many of our 'fairy tales' read more like late-night horror stories.

Dr. Bob Curran investigates the folkloric roots of the fairy kind, tracing their origins from the sprites and maenads of Classical times to the sanitized versions of the English Victorians. Among other aspects, he examines the connections in the Christian mind between the fairy kind and demons; the links between fairies and ancient, pagan gods; and the often-strained relations between fairies and humans across the ages.

This is not a book for those who believe that fairies are friendly, kindly creatures. With the growing and anticipated interest in fairies--particularly given the forthcoming Disney film Wings, starring Miley Cyrus--Dark Fairies is a timely and valuable new title.

Dark Fairies

The Adventures of Petalwink the Fairy® New Book

The Adventures of Petalwink the Fairy® is a character education brand that is anchored in Petalwink's empowering positive message for girls to believe in themselves and the greater good. Join Petalwink on her journey of self-discovery through realizing the value of her own talents, her self-worth, and the confidence that comes in being generous to others. The series is written in rhyme and illustrated in bright fanciful watercolors. Written and illustrated by husband and wife teamAngela and Whit Larson, these books available either in hard or soft cover versions are eminently suitable for story telling to children from two years old upwards expanding a childs imagination, learning kindness and teaching thoughtfulness and compassion for others. These books come highly recommended to open the heart of love in families for the common good and understanding of those who may not be so fortunate and need a helping hand.

The Boy in the Oak New Book

In the garden behind the cottage grows an ancient oak that hides a secret. The young boy who lives in the cottage couldn't care less about the tree and certainly doesn't know it is enchanted. But the faeries soon change this . . . They cast a spell that causes the ancient oak to swallow the boy whole. As the seasons pass, the boy trapped inside begins to experience the world as a tree and regret his cruelty toward nature. But the oak does not let him go. Then a new family with a young girl moves into the cottage. The girl senses magic behind the mystery of the boy who disappeared there many years ago. Will she discover the faeries and what they've done? And, more importantly, will she be able to break the spell?
Buy/Order the book The Boy in the Oak

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Simply Read Books (August 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1897476523
ISBN-13: 978-1897476529

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The Boy in the Oak

The Wizard's Book of Spells New Book

November 2010 - New publication as a small format gift edition
Publication Date: November 2010
Illustrations: 80 colour; 30 b&w
Format: 180 x 168 mm
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9780956444844

There has been magic in the air since the world was young. Wizards and witches have peopled legends through the centuries, and the age of magic has by no means passed away. There are times when we all wish we could weave a spell to make our dreams come true. The Wizard's Book of Spells is an enchanting compendium of magical lore. It tells the story of magic and its famous practitioners, both historical and fictional, from Merlin and Dr Dee to Gandalf and Professor Dumbledore.
Buy/Order the book The Wizard's Book of Spells

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Palazzo Editions (September 4, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0954510305
ISBN-13: 978-0954510305

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November 2010 - New publication as a small format gift edition
Publication Date: November 2010
Illustrations: 80 colour; 30 b&w
Format: 180 x 168 mm
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9780956444837 230310

Our most popular image of Faeryland is of an enchanted garden, a flowering, perfumed mini-Paradise that is blossoming in secret, somewhere in the heart of nature.
This book traces the historical origins of the faery garden, with the help of 'eye-witness' accounts from folk tales and evocative descriptions by poets and playwrights. It offers faery spells for both good and evil, based on the potent magic of individual flowers and trees; explores ?faery rings? and other mysterious natural phenomena; and celebrates the charm of the flower faeries.
Buy/Order the book The Faery Garden

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Palazzo Editions (September 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0954510356
ISBN-13: 978-0954510350

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The Faery Garden Front Cover

Fairies Art Studio New Book

Publication March 2010
A new book by David Riche showing you everything You need to create your own magical Fairy World.
Buy/Order the book Fairies Art Studio

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill (March 2, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0823016439
ISBN-13: 978-0823016433

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Fairie-ality Style New Book

The beauty of these fanciful creations will take your breath away ‹ and inspire you to bring the colors and textures of nature into your own home.
Photographer David Ellwand's eye for natural beauty has brought him international renown. In this stunning new volume he uses a gorgeous array of natural elements - feathers, flowers, stones, shells, and more - to explore the limits of imagination in home design as well as haute couture. Partly an inspirational sourcebook for imaginative DIY projects, partly a showcase of unique fantasy fashion, FAIRIE-ALITY STYLE is an eco-designer's dream - the ultimate exploration of truly organic materials.
Buy/Order the book Fairie-ality Style: A Sourcebook of Inspirations from Nature

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Gift edition (November 10, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763620955
ISBN-13: 978-0763620950

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Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible, The: Ready-to-Draw Templates and Step-by-Step Rendering Technique
by Linda Ravenscroft

Book illustrators, computer games artists, and others who want to develop their skill as specialists in fairy art will find this book a practical instruction guide and an imaginative source of inspiration. The author demonstrates how to bring magical people from the "otherworld" vividly to life in a series of progressive instruction units. Following an opening chapter that specifies tools and materials, this book instructs in:

  • Rendering fairy subjects from sketches and/or photo of humans to finished illustrations
  • Understanding human anatomy as the basis of fairy anatomy
  • Drawing convincing fairy costumes
  • Understanding and illustrating the many different kinds of fairies, including Sylphs, Dryads, Flower Fairies, Nymphs, Corn Spirits, Goblins, Pixies, Mermaids, Brownies, Hobgoblins, and many others
Both beginners and experienced artists will find plenty of inspiration in these pages, whether they are working in traditional media or on computers. The books spiral binding ensures that its pages lie flat while students follow instructions. Includes more than 350 how-to illustrations in color.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764162012
ISBN-13: 978-0764162015

Enchanted: The Faerie and Fantasy Art of Linda Ravenscroft
by Linda Ravenscroft

I am often asked why I chose to paint faeries. The answer is "I didn't, they chose me!" For artist Linda Ravenscroft, capturing the fairy world on paper is nothing less than a calling. Enchanted is her third book devoted to these fantastical creatures, and it is her finest work yet. Linda has created images rich in detail and magic, able to transport viewers into mysterious other realms. In addition to the paintings, she reveals a little about her artistic approach?but generally lets the work speak for itself. A gorgeous gift book for fairy-lovers.

Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Artist's and Photographers' Press Ltd (May 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1904332889
ISBN-13: 978-1904332886


Funtasy - Fun to See Art
by Sue & Vern Miller
(Fantasy Art)

Funtasy - Fun to See Art and Poetry Book. A book where wit and spirituality meet brush and palette

Funtasy Art

Gothic Art Now
by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
(Fantasy Art) (Hardcover)

The Very Best in Contemporary Gothic Art and Illustration (Hardcover)

With perfect timing at Halloween of ghosts ghoulies and dark imagination I have just received the most wonderful Halloween book gift, from the author Jasmine Becket-Griffith a long time artist friend whom I have greatly admired from the start of her breathtaking career in Gothic Art. Not a book for the lighthearted but for anyone who appreciates Art in all its forms, this book is a triumph for Contemporary Artists that exposes every facet, with every continent and artistic medium represented it is an unique vision of the Gothic asthetic of dark disturbing appeal and a sure fire winner for artists that deserve mainstream recognition.

Gothic Art

by Ciruelo
(Fantasy Art) (Hardcover)

Text and Illustrations of Ciruelo, Master of the Art and magic of Fairies and Dragons


How to Draw and Paint Fairyland: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the World of Fairies
by Linda Ravenscroft
(Fantasy Art) (Paperback)

Art students aspiring to diverse careers that range from book illustration to creating animated films will value this book as a solid, practical tutorial. The author instructs in methods for creating imaginative and atmospheric fairy habitats in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and other media. She offers a wealth of creative ideas that include step-by-step instruction for transforming familiar objects into magical things. For instance, she demonstrates ways to change toadstools into homes, rocks into goblins, and leaves into carriages. She gives special attention to texture and detail in illustrations of tree bark, stones and rocks, water ripples and reflections, flowers and leaves, mushroom villages, fairy groves, and rainforest scenes. After giving detailed instruction in basic techniques, she guides students through an advanced project, 'A Midsummer Eve.' This complex mixed-media scene depicts characters and animals in a fairyland setting. The book concludes with a gallery selection of fairyland images that include moonlight scenes, fairy celebrations, and seasonal landscape scenes. The instructive text is supplemented with more than 350 full-color illustrations.

How to Draw and Paint Fairyland: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the World of Fairies

Painting Dragons in watercolour
(Fantasy Art) (Hardcover)

Starting with a section of how to paint scales and fire, the book moves on as Paul Bryn Davies explains how to draw the bodies, wings and features of dragons.

Publication Nov 2006  UK price £8.99
Publication USA Feb 2007 price $17.95
Format  Hardback 292 x 216mm - USA 11? x 8? inches
ISBN 1 84448 151 4
EAN 9781844481514
Extent 48pp
Illustrations Colour throughout
Publisher  Search Press

painting dragons in watercolour

Painting Angels in Watercolour
(Fantasy Art) (Hardcover)

Elaine Hamer show how to paint beautiful angels using innovative and simple watercolour techniques.

Publication Nov 2006  UK price £8.99
Publication USA Feb 2007 price $17.95
Format  Hardback 292 x 216mm - USA 11? x 8? inches
ISBN 1 84448 147 6
EAN 9781844481477
Extent 48pp
Illustrations Colour throughout Publisher  Search Press

painting angels in watercolour

In the Forest Fey
Vanessa-Gaye Schiff, Kerry-Gaye Schiff

In the Forest Fey' is a celebration of nature and the lost magic of childhood. It is a dream come true for the authors their first book full of stunning and unique creative and imaginative images by Vanessa-Gaye Schiff supporting Kerry-Gaye's enchanting mystical and spiritual journey of discovery. I already have my advance copy and this is a book that will appeal for all ages . Congratulations to the authors and welcome to Fairies World this book is a must have!

Due for publication: Sept 2006

In the Forest Key: Vanessa-Gaye Schiff, Kerry-Gaye Schiff

The art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith

March 2006

Fairy: The art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith

How to Draw and Paint Fairies
Linda Ravenscroft

(October 1, 2005)

'Das Buch Der Elfen und Feen'

David Riche co-ordinated and supplied the original information for authors Ditte und Giovanni Bandini in Germany..........
Das Buch Der Elfen und Feen, Front Cover

Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures

Fairies Word® were approached by Finlay Cowan, who worked with pop group Pink Floyd for illustrations for his book:............

Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures, Front Cover, Copyright© 2003 Finlay Cowan

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