Thursday, December 03, 2009

Spotlight: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Here at Tachyon, we work with a lot of wonderful people. In the coming weeks, we are going to shine the spotlight on some of the many folks that make our books so great.

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is the artist behind the gorgeous illustrations in Kage Baker's The Hotel Under the Sand, Michael Swanwick's Field Guide to the Mesozoic Megafauna, and the cover art for Michael Cadnum's Can't Catch Me. Her specialties are intricate watercolors and flowing inks that capture fantastic landscapes, people, and animals.

Every aspect of her paintings moves in a choreographed flow, and the dancers are not only those with human limbs. What Stephanie tries to convey with her art is not simply fantasy, but the fantastic, the sense of wonder, that which is sacred.

Stephanie started out as a computer programmer, but soon quit to devote herself to her art career, and we are all the better for it. Besides Tachyon, her clients include Wizards of the Coast, HarperCollins, LUNA Books, Alderac Entertainment, and Green Ronin. She is the author and illustrator of Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds with Watercolor.

Her illustrations for The Hotel Under the Sand were a favorite among the book reviewers.

"Although not in color these pictures pop up at just the right moment and are wonderfully detailed. It helps build the imagery that I had imagined without doing all the work for me."
-Fantasy Book Critic

You can see more of Stephanie's art on her website, Shadowscapes. Her paintings, prints, and books, as well as jewelry, stationary, and greeting cards are also for sale. She is available for commissions, and a joy to work with.

Stephanie's website
Stephanie's etsy store
Stephanie's blog


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