Carol Ochs (<-like "Oaks") sees paintbrushes as magic wands! When discussing something with Carol that perhaps makes no sense to YOU, it's fairly common that you'll hear her say "Well, in MY world this is how it is!" And so is it is with her fantasy art...."as SHE sees it in her world".
Carol's magic-of-choice is watercolor, pen & ink and acrylics. Self-taught in art, she's dabbled in several genres since childhood. With a lifelong fascination with legend, myth, nature, and the whimsical, when asked "Why fantasy art?", she responds, "I just instinctually connect with all things enchanted, the bond between animals, and deep forest-y places...I've also never really grown up! So it's my compulsion to paint enchanted realms & creatures, and if it happens to charm you too, then I've shared a bit of magic that I hope puts a sparkle in your eye!"
Carol's work has been published in a book "Visions of Atlantis" by Ellen Million Graphics, and has work in another book featuring dragon art, due out in 2008 by Lewellyn Publishers.