Our logo represents the climb, the journey, the adventure of life, and of the arts, and of being human.
I am a miniature painter and lifelong surfer out of California. I started my journey genuinely thinking painted miniatures were actually made out of Sculpey clay. After dispelling that myth by making googly-eyed abominations on a cookie sheet, I learned the trade via White Dwarf exclusively (the wonder of YouTube was sadly not available) and began to learn the trade first, on my own, and then under the tutelage of master painter Mathew Lavanish, who not only trained me in the art of painting, but also in pinning, sculpting, and terrain-making as well.
The fire was lit 14 years ago, and I've never stopped painting. I started painting professionally 6 years ago, and have continued ever since.
Luke Gygax / Gary Con
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Geek & Sundry
Toy Vault Inc.
The Army Painter
The real fire of painting is not the painting itself, but it’s now in the teaching of kids and adults. Seeing someone master the skill I struggled to learn in about half the time it took me to learn is the real magic <3
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