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Hi all,

Ok, so by way of introduction, my name is Mandy Swain, but I'm mostly known by Kitty.  I run a growing art business called Kitty's Tavern through which I provide various services including 2D/3D illustration, graphic design, character design, and others.   

My interest in art started with the work of two people, Luis Royo and Michae Turner.  Both of these artists inspired me to develop my artistic and creative skills.  With computers becoming popular as I went through my teens, I started dabbling in various forms of computer generated artwork to the point where I decided to attend Columbus College of Art and Design to obtain my Media Studies degree.  Since graduating, I have had a variety of focuses as I have tried to find the proper niche for my artwork and professional life.  My most recent endeavors include traveling to conventions to promote my artwork, using my artwork to help promote exceptional products by various 3D vendors and working with the Columbus Media Collective as a graphic artist for their various projects including Suicidal Monarch Magazine. 

The main focus of my illustrations lends more towards character centered pieces.  My gallery and portfolio consist of an ecclectic mix of atmospheric images to portraits to pinups in both 2D and 3D formats.  Having been raised on fairy tales, fantasy and horror novels along with comic books, the popular themes of those mediums often appear in my works.  My style ranges from dark, gothic style works to bright, colorful fantasy images with some sexy, classic pinup influences thrown into the mix.  

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