Wm. R. (Bill) Stolpin
Also known as
|Bills Brief Bio|
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This page contains thumbnails of screenprints, etchings, aquatints woodcuts and lithographs that Bill considers to be his Fantasy Art. Here you will find his DRAGONS, his CASTLES, his GARGOYLES and GREENMEN, his TAROT CARDS, his MEGALITHS (like Stonehenge), his CELTIC DESIGNS, and OTHER FANTASY IMAGES. Bill has had an interest in dragons for years (probably goes back to his love for dinosaurs). Not only does he have a number of silkscreen prints and etchings with castles and dragons, he has drawn over 50 dragon portraits, copies of which are also available. Bills travels throughout Europe, Ireland and the UK have taken him to a number of the castles and abbeys that creep into his prints in some fashion or other. Some of his work is based on literary sources “Grendel” (from Beowulf) or “Baba Yaga” from a Russian folk tale or “Beware the…” (from Lewis Carrols The Jabberwocky). Some of his work is based on mythical figures like greenmen and gargoyles. He has started a series of prints based on the Tarot cards in the Major Arcana. His fascination with Celtic Knotwork stems from his interest in the Books of Kells and Durrow, as well as the Lindesfarne Gospels. and his travels to a number of megalithic sites of standing stones and burial sites have inspired a number of his Dolmen and Stonehenge prints.
Besides being a member of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, Bill has had a shop at the Michigan Renaissance Festival (shop #146) for over 20 years. In that time he has established a large number of collectors of his fantasy prints.
Clicking on the any of the print thumbnails will start the lightbox slide show giving you a more detailed look at each print. For purchase information and print specifics click on the print title... enjoy the show.