Georgia based Annie Stegg is an illustrator, concept artist, character designer and gallery artist who works in the vein of fantasy art. Her clients include Ballistic Publishing, Apple, Android, Hi-Rez Studios, Tiki Games, Addicting Games, and SPIL Games.
In her personal work, Stegg appears to take inspiration both from Golden Age fantasy illustrators like Rackham, Dulac and Parrish, and from the 18th century Rococo artists who incorporated intricately detailed design elements into their paintings.
Stegg’s take on folklore and mythical themes often revolves around female characters in lavish dress, surrounded by lush idealized vegetation and the kind of storybook animals who interact with people in fairy tales.
She works oil and acrylic, as well as colored pencil and watercolor. On both her website and blog, you will often find images of work in progress or in her studio environment, in which you can get an idea of the textural aspect of her paintings and the variation in scale at which she works.
A number of Stegg’s paintings are currently on view at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, in a show she shares with her husband, fantasy illustrator Justin Gerard. Some of the works are collaborative. The exhibition runs until November 29, 2015.
There is an amusing 2013 interview with Stegg, conducted by Gerard, on Muddy Colors, and a video interview with both Stegg and Gerard for One Fantastic Week on YouTube.