1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a software developer and avid board game player and love to collect fantasy themed paintings. I'll typically purchase a painting more because of the emotional impact it has on me than the potential future value.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite gallery piece is The Siege of Minas Tirith by Stephen Hickman. What I love most about the piece is it is pre-movie and accurately conveys the epic nature of that battle from the books. It's dark, scary and awesome! It's tough to photograph well though and must be scene in person to truly appreciate. (editor's note: Due to space constraints the featured image is Dragon's Hoard by JP Targete)
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I've been collecting original fantasy artwork for almost twenty years now.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have a small gallery at home dedicated to the display of my favorite pieces.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
This is so tough as I really don't have a top five. I would have to say I would really love to acquire any of Stephen Hickman's Tolkien inspired works though - especially Gaffer Gamgee and the Black Rider, Hall of Fire, and Galadriel's Harp.
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