Chris Sea­man

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.chris­sea­ma­nart.com Email: chris­sea­ma­nart@att.net me­dia: Medium-acrylic on board From Ap­pli­bot and Blizzard En­ter­tain­ment to Wiz­ards of the Coast and Warner Bros Stu­dios… in a 14-year ca­reer, Chris Sea­man’s work has found fans in the big­gest of big-name clients.

Chris splits his time be­tween com­mis­sions and per­sonal work, which re­flects a “life­long in­ter­est in the clas­sic fairy tale”. Ed­u­cated at the es­teemed Art Cen­ter Col­lege of De­sign in Pasadena, Craig loves to paint na­ture and the hu­man form. He’s also painted comic book and cover art­work for Dark Horse Comics and World of Warcraft trad­ing cards, and is a Spec­trum Fan­tas­tic Art gold-medal win­ner.

“I work in themes per­sonal to me,” he says, “and is­sues such as body im­age, en­vi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion, and so­cial and psy­cho­log­i­cal re­pres­sion weave them­selves through­out my work.” 1

The Seven Ravens Acrylic on board, 17x22in “The Broth­ers Grimm wrote over 200 fairy tales, many of them ob­scure. This one stuck with me and I had to il­lus­trate it. It’s a story of a daugh­ter mak­ing amends for her fa­ther’s bad choice, which cursed her broth­ers and turned them into ravens.”

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Poi­son Aple Acrylic on board, 18x17.5in “Ev­ery­one knows Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I wanted to have a lit­tle fun with how far the dwarves would go to pro­tect her, build­ing a suit of ar­mour. But in the end it wasn’t a knife blade or ar­row­head that did Snow White in...”

3 The Fairy with the Turquoise Hair Acrylic on board, 16x20in “In Carlo Col­lodi’s orig­i­nal Pinoc­chio, the Blue Fairy was in­tro­duced later in the book as a mother fig­ure. While Gep­petto, Pinoc­chio’s cre­ator, rep­re­sented the fa­ther fig­ure. Here I chose to in­ter­pret the love be­tween mother and child.”

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