To close out the year, we present “Master and Neophyte”, featuring artists Brigid Marlin and Brom (the “Masters”) with Miguel Tio and Kyle Abernethy (the “Neophytes”).
Between them, both Brigid and Brom accumulate over a lifetime of skill and experience at the easel. Brigid is most known for her “mische” technique, was a student of the late Ernst Fuchs, and rose through the artistic ranks with colleagues such as Michael Whelan and HR Giger. She was a major force in the genre of imaginative and fantastical realism and is still an active member of the Society of Art of Imagination.
Brom is best known for his dark fantasy paintings steeped in gothic ambience. He first started out in commercial illustration, eventually landing a coveted house job at TSR Enterprises, and drawing and painting for games like Magic:the Gathering and Alternity throughout the 80s and 90s. He is best known for his cover art, painting covers for books by RA Salvatore and Edgar Rice Burroughs, but most notably his own books, such as The Child Thief, Krampus the Yule Lord and Lost Gods.
Miguel learned the mische technique from Brigid Marlin, and has never looked back. His body of work is vibrant and expressive and explores the spiritual world around him by way of his connections with the world. A native of the Dominican Republic, he currently resides and works in New York.
Kyle took one of the very few workshops Brom has ever taught, and that experience left a deep impression on him. His painting explores the darker elements of life, bordering on the apocalyptic were it not for a note of humanity in his compositions and overall outlook. A Seattle transplant of Texas, Kyle teaches painting as well as co-owns Krab Jab Studio and Mainframe.