I'm the mother of 3 children spanning the ages of 2 to 18. I'm married to a wonderful husband and in my free time that is not spent changing diapers and dropping kids off at various funtions, I paint. I have been creating and selling my art for the last 20 years. My studio is currently located in Pleasant Prairie, WI.
If you want to learn more about me, join me on social media: @abrandaicle
So, why Fantasy you might ask?
I have always loved the genre. I grew up in the 80's and 90's where the moives, The Dark Crystal, Never Ending Story, and Legend quickly became my favorites along with authors Terry Brooks and Anne Mccaffrey. I discovered my talent very early in life for drawing and my parents encouraged me to develope it. While I certianly hold a love for all things fine art as well, the fantasy genre holds more emotional connection and memeories.
Where did you get your start?
When I was in my 20's attended the Sci Fi Convention DragonCON. I sold my first print "Shandra" at auction and was hooked from then on.
What Mediums do you work in?
I work in multiple mediums. My favorite is watercolor. But I also work in graphite, acrylic,
colored pencil, and most recently, digital.
Where have you been the last 10 years?
In 2009 after a licencing deal went south, I moved to Wisconsin to take some time off
from painting. I met my now husband, got married, and had 2 more little joys. Pictured above.
What are your plans now?
I would love someday to get back to being an artist full time. But, noone gets to just pick up
where they left off. There are markets to research, new techniques to learn, new networks to
establish, and a new fanbase to develope while letting the old fanbase know I'm back in the game.
Alot of work has to be done. Let the work begin!
Where can we find your work?
My SHOP - Prints, Originals, and more. Hosted by StoreEvny.
REDBUBBLE - Products like Pillows, T-shirts, Mugs, Clocks, Cell phone cases, etc - all featuring
my art - are available on my Red Bubble Shop. "Soon"
PATREON - Patreon is a subcription based artist support site where I have made it possible to get
art for individual subscription levels.
Ex: a monthly pledge of $3 for a year will net you a free 5x7 one of a kind origial work of art where you pick the theme/subject matter. There are multiple teirs and time investments available. This is the only option for getting commissioned art from me at this time.
Social Media - I will be posting most of my original works of art on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM first for those who follow me on social media. This is the best place to get dibs on original works not already claimed through Patreon subscriptions.
To wrap up.
I just want to say thank you to those that have believed in me, supported me along the way, and for the fans that never gave up on me. You are all my inspiration. Thank you so much for every like on FaceBook and every supportive comment. You are what keeps me going.
Who am I and what do I do?