I would like to share one of my all time favorite artists, Mark Ryden. He is so amazingly talented, that it blows my mind! He potrays disterbing, yet beautiful images and symbols with incredible technique. I mean, the man can paint! He seems to be a very personal man; he is mysterious. If you’d like to get to know him a bit more, check out this site. I’ve read a lot about him online and still feel that there is more untuched info on him. His mysterious nature is very appealing to me, I constantly want to know more. Better yet, I want to know the why’s. There is something about his paintings that’s truly captivating. I can look at them for hours and still be amazed at his creativity and skill. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I think it’s easy to get caught up in all of the reacurring numerology, symbols, and icons, but I like to just let each piece be what it is. Here are his shows/series: The Snow Yak Show, The Tree Show, Bunnies & Bees, The Meat Show, Blood, Gallery One, Gallery Two, Gallery Three, and Wondertoonel. Enjoy!