RICHARD HESCOX is an Imaginative Realist painter who’s long artistic career, initially as an illustrator, and more recently as a fine artist creating personal paintings and commissions, has evolved towards the goal of rediscovering the forgotten aesthetic sensibilities of the late 19th century fantasy painters who are his major influence. His newer works maintain the same imagination and sense of wonder as his illustrations, but without the editorial constraints of his commercial clients. He has created many illustrations as a book cover artist, a production artist on Hollywood films, and as a concept artist and art director on computer games. His published works include hundreds of book covers, record album covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations. His paintings have been exhibited in shows held at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Delaware Art Museum, the Canton Museum of Art and the Allentown Art Museum. Personally selected by the author, Richard recently completed a large series of illustrations for the Subterranean Press Limited Edition of George R. R. Martin’s “A Clash of Kings.” As a fine artist, his goal is to create images that serve as a focal point for the imaginings of the viewers rather than depicting a specific tale. These personal paintings, featuring mythological women in mysterious and lyrical settings, have often been featured in “Spectrum” and have also been finalists in the Art Renewal Center’s annual Salon.
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