Chris Casciano is a medieval fantasy artist and High School Art instructor located in Syracuse, NY. He currently teaches 'Comics, Illustration, & Concept Art' as well as 'Digital Art & Design' at the High School level. As an independent artist, his latest personal project "The Iron Cast" showcases realistically painted medieval knights and landscapes with an abstract approach. Inspired by his trips to local Renaissance Festivals, Chris hopes to invoke the grime and general disarray of medieval battles through the textures he creates within the armor, weapons, and backgrounds of his paintings. The Iron Cast most recently began a series titled, "Unsung Heroes", a collection of female knights in medieval armor. He currently lives at home with his wife Chelsea, human children Luca and Ava, and feline daughter Miss Pancakes.