About the Artist by SMS
PD was the first artist to work on Talislanta, and was instrumental in
creating the look and feel of the Talislantan milieu. I first saw her (the PD
stands for Patricia, or Pat, by the way) atwork in a game magazine called
Gateways, and knew right away that her style would be perfect for this strange
little game world I'd been working on. We flew her up to Connecticut from
Illinois, and the two of us spent the next three days working on design
sketches, hashing out details on Talislantan flora and fauna, and getting to
know each other.
PD created the cover and interior art for the first three Talislanta
books, totalling well over a hundred pieces. She also painted the cover art
for practically every book in the Talislanta series (including the Talislanta 4th Edition). PD is known for her use of watercolors, which in her
hands appear as rich and colorful as oils. She's a great artist, and also a
great friend. Thanks again, PD.
PD is a full-time artist who often appears at Fantasy & Science Fiction
conventions around the country, selling prints of her paintings.