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 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 wonderful enchanting worlds of this extraordinary artist. -
When I'm not painting other projects that I enjoy producing are short video animations. In some like the one titled Octopus Garden below I've literally used my original oil painting images and animated them digitally to life so to speak. I've also produced more commercially oriented animations using Adobe Flash software. My portfolio of these can be found at the website activeden.com. Over the years many of my paintings have been reproduced as jigsaw puzzles by various companies. I guess it must be all of the detail I put in them that makes them so popular with jigsaw puzzle lovers. Posters and prints of my paintings can be found at posterlounge.com and posterservice.com as well as many others. During the 1980's I illustrated role playing books for TSR Hobbies better known now of course as Dungeons & Dragons. On the link below are some examples of my B & W drawings from that period. More info about reproductions of my art can be found in the links here within my website.