The artist Michael Fishel was born in 1950, and from a very early age he had a keen interest in drawing and painting and was fascinated with the illustrations of the great fantasy art masters of old. In 1971 he attended the John Herron Institute of art in Indiana and shortly after his graduation he set out upon a course to bring his personal and unique fantasy visionary art to the canvas. In 1975 his art had caught the attention of a cutting edge publisher of fantasy visionary art at that time, the Big O Poster co. located in London, England published his original paintings in 1977 as full color 24 x 36 " fantasy art posters and greeting cards. In 1980 he began illustrating RPG books for the Dungeons & Dragons co. and in 1984 he painted fantasy book cover art for author H.P. Lovecraft and also author Richard Adams. Over the years Michaels art has been printed as greeting cards, limited edition prints, calendars, and jigsaw puzzles & distributed worldwide.
Michael is living currently in Austin, Texas and is taking courses in digital painting and also computer graphics.