Since the 1970's the paintings of artist Michael Fishel have been seen worldwide as posters, prints, jigsaw puzzles and calendars. In 1976 his art was first published by the Big O poster co. U.K. along side artists Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews, Robert Venosa, Mati Klarwein and H.R. Giger among others. During the 1980's Michael illustrated RPG books for TSR Hobbies better known now of course as Dungeons & Dragons and later he painted cover art for books by H.P. Lovecraft and Richard Adams. Michael's painting's were created to be enjoyed by everyone young or old, so sit back, relax, dream a little and let yourself wander through the enchanting worlds of this extraordinary artist. -
Wow! A lot of great things have been happening lately! I have gone into some exciting new directions with my art work. New paintings...Coca-Cola, Classic Cars, Classic Americana and a few other interesting themes I've been working on. You can see the full selection of all the new images in the Gallery here. I also have many great looking metal signs pre-drilled for hanging available of the images shown below here at American Collectibles. Just click on the pop-up GO tab on the images to see my metal signs at American Collectibles or here at
Springbok Puzzles to see my puzzles!
I'm very excited to tell everyone here on my website about a new book of my art that I've published under the Big Vision Publishing imprint titled "Michael Fishel – Creations". After the success of my 2014 Big Vision published book "The Art Of Big O - Foreword by Roger Dean" I decided that I would produce a book of my own art next. The book is a beautiful 8.5 x 11 in. 74 page hardcover version that includes my own written story of my art career, my artwork, illustrations and paintings over the past 40 years concentrating mainly on my Big "O" U.K. poster art from the 1970's, my 1980's Dungeons & Dragons book illustrations and my reproduced images that were licensed for various products to companies over these many years such as on posters, jigsaw puzzles and book covers, calendars and greeting cards up until the present day. You can order it direct from Amazon right here: Michael Fishel - Creations Book I Hope you enjoy it as much as I did authoring it!
NEW BOOK FOR 2018 "It Must Be Art"! It's on sale now and you can check it out right here: Schiffer Publishing in association with Big Vision Publishing have published this brand new 2nd version of the book "The Art Of Big O". It's a beautiful 8.5 in x 11 in. book filled with over 300 hi res images of some of the greatest art to come out of the exciting 60's and 70's art renaissance. I have completely re-designed the interior pages of the book giving it a light colored page design with different colored borders for each artist chapter. It will also feature new front and back cover designs and in addition 4 new artists chapters have been added with new text especially written by author Nigel Suckling. The H.R. Giger chapter has been completely re-designed as well. Working closely with the H.R. Giger estate and Carmen Giger nearly every image in this chapter was replaced with high quality resolution images provided by the Giger estate including many new images of the Giger museum that were not in the first edition. The text was updated and edited by Nigel and many new images were added. Believe me the H.R. Giger chapter alone is well worth the price of the book!
Calendars, Calendars, Calendars! I'm very proud to announce that I've just secured a 2019 Calendar deal with Flametree Publishing for the great sci-fi and fantasy book and magazine illustrator Virgil Finlay. The 2018 calendar of his art I arranged last year has sold extremely well and it's only been released a short while. I've loved Finlay's art since I was a kid. Many thanks to Lail Finlay the daughter of Virgil Finlay who has allowed me to represent her father's art to the publishing trade. The images that are shown below are what both the front and back covers of each calendar will look like for both 2018 and 2019. And there will also be a new calendar from Flametree Publishing for the year 2020 with all new images for this one too. I'll be posting up the 2020 new Virgil Finlay calendar images for that soon!
I'm also pleased to announce the launching in 2017 of my website Big Vision Publishing. I created this website to have a single online location available to showcase to potential clients not only a wide variety of my own art but the art work of some of the truly exceptional artists of the world that I have become affiliated with over the years who have allowed me to represent their art to be licensed to the publishing trade. You will also see here all of the great art books that are now and will continue to be published under the Big Vision Publishing imprint.
My philosophy with Big Vision Publishing on the licensing and selling of art is different than most I would say. It is based primarily on my 40 plus years of experience as an artist and having my work published as posters, calendars and jigsaw puzzles myself. I believe that lifetime of experience allows me to deal with and understand the needs of the artists (as well as the publishing companies) much better than the average artist agent might. I know the difference between a great artist proof and a terrible one, I know what is and is not a proper and fair royalty rate for an artist to receive. When it involves the preparation of a print ready image to the publishing companies I know what needs to be done and how to go about doing it. I completed 5 years of college in 2008 and received my degree in Digital Communication focusing on all of the Adobe Creative Suite programs, Photoshop and Illustrator (digital painting and design), Dreamweaver (web coding and design), InDesign (digital publishing) and Digital Animation.
Simply put if you are a publisher of art and you are seeking to find positively stunning, jaw dropping powerful beautiful art for your products that will come to you in ultra-premium high resolution images from some of the premier artists in the world available to the publishing industry then look no further than Big Vision Publishing and Image Licensing. So, relax, take a leisurely browse through each of these extraordinary artists's galleries and if you see any image in them you would be interested in licensing for a product I'd love to hear from you!
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