My name is Stephen. I’ve lived in Russia for the past 20 years, and I studied oil painting and graphic drawing In the Murmansk State Pedagogical University. I majored in book illustrating. As a fan of the fantasy genre most of my paintings and drawings are illustrations to Celtic, Scandinavian and Russian folklore or to books such as Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia. I also have a strong love for comic books and graphic novels.