Michael Parkes is an American painter, printmaker and sculptor now based in Spain.
Parkes takes inspiration in his affection for a variety of artistic sensibilities, from Renaissance portraits to 19th century academic and Orientalist painters, Symbolists like Gustav Klimt, Art Nouveau posters, Golden Age children’s book illustrators — particularly Maxfield Parrish — and classic pin-up and “good girl” illustration.
Parkes combines these in his fantasy infused blend of Magic Realism, focused largely on young women and animals in often elaborate poses.
I don’t know that he directly accepts illustration commissions, but his work has been used for a number of science fiction and fantasy covers.
Parkes studied graphic art and printmaking at the University of Kansas, carrying forward his interest in stone lithography into his current range of color stone lithographs requiring multiple stones for each impression.
His work is widely available in a variety of reproductions, which makes the official website a bit confusing, and to my mind devalues his stone lithographs by including them amid giclées and commercially printed reproductions; though you can find them grouped with original painting drawing and sulpture on this page.
The michaelparks.com URL points to Steltman Galleries which also has an extensive selection of his work. I’ve listed other galleries below.
[Note: a number of the images on the linked sites should be considered NSFW.]