Tom Babbey

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Tom’s pas­sion for paint­ing be­gan af­ter col­lege. He at­tended Watts Ate­lier of the Arts, in Cal­i­for­nia, where he in­dulged his love of myth­i­cal mon­sters.

“If I had to choose a favourite sub­ject to paint,” Tom says, “it’d be drag­ons. There’s an in­fi­nite amount of de­sign pos­si­bil­i­ties and a slight change in fea­tures can change the crea­ture’s en­tire per­son­al­ity.”

The San Diego-based free­lance artist is cur­rently work­ing on a se­ries com­bin­ing his fas­ci­na­tion with the fic­tional fire-breathers and real-life na­ture. The project ap­proaches the paint­ing of fan­tasy crea­tures with a naturalist’s eye. “By do­ing so,” Tom says, “I hope to help the viewer re­dis­cover some of the magic that ex­ists in our own nat­u­ral world.”

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