0 The Fool
Shane Izykowski has a colorful history of professional artist positions, including the lead artist at Madame Tussauds SF, a preparator at the SFO Museum, a set designer for theatrical productions, a curator and gallery director, and a production designer for films. Currently, Shane is a full time artist known for oil paintings of dark imagery that reflect the shared human experience of grief, suffering and healing through imaginative storytelling. He is also the host of the Drawing From Experience Podcast, an art podcast dedicated to helping and inspiring artists through relatable content and genuine triumphs and failures of the art life.
Oil on Cradled Wood Panel
8″ x 10″
1 The Magician
Ana Juan is a Spanish artist, a visual storyteller based in Madrid and author of many books. She has worked around the world illustrating book covers, posters and advertising campaigns. Among these are her covers for The New Yorker magazine, for which she designed 25 covers. In 2010, she received the National Illustration Award, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and in 2012, Ana lives and works in Madrid where She continues to illustrate, paint and tell stories through images because in this thin line between art and illustration She found her place.
“Drawing is my universal language with which I relate to the world, the house I live in and the drifting boat that has saved me countless times from shipwrecking”.
The Magicien, The One.
Acrylic Colours and graphite on paper
47 X 34 cm
2 The High Priestess
Brad was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1970. He moved to Olympia, Washington in 1991 to study printmaking and painting at The Evergreen State College. His work has been featured in solo shows in New York, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco and Northampton (Massachusetts), as well as group shows and art fairs in Hamburg, London, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne. Brad lives and works in Montreal.
The High Priestess
oil on panel
30 x 40 cm
3 The Empress
Carolina Seth is a Spanish-born painter and illustrator who works in a surreal narrative style. She creates dreamy worlds inhabited by curious creatures.
Her Asian heritage and fashion background have influenced her style, creating sleek, visually elegant imagery, always with an element of mystery and playfulness.
Carolina has exhibited in numerous galleries and currently resides in metro Washington DC.
Oil on panel
5” x 7” / 13 x 18 cm
(7.75” x 9.75” / 19.75 x 24.75 cm, framed)
4 The Emperor
The Munich based artist Alexandra Lukaschewitz creates sculptures and pictures from paper. Growing up in the Bavarian alps she developed a deep love for nature and all it’s creatures. She also is deeply influenced by Science Fiction, atomic age culture and natural sciences. Her anthropomorphic creatures quote pop culture as well as natural history. Blending these themes together to tell new stories as she treasures narrative. Her creations trigger empathy and a personal connection with the viewer. She has a fondness for the curious, the wonderful, the fragile. Her creations found homes with international collectors. Alexandra lives and works in Munich.
‘The Emperor of the Lichen Club’
Paper, Wire, Wood & found object
5 The Hierophant
China Cat 663
China Cat 663 is an artist who primarily works with acrylics, watercolors, and linoleum blocks (printmaking). She studied Illustration for two years at the Fashion Institution of Technology in New York, then later moved to Rockford, Illinois, and began studying printmaking at Rockford College in 2010. Her works often feature female gaze with feminist undertone, as well as cutesy characters with a dash of dark humor. The artist has been showing her work in various galleries around the country since 2012.
Watercolors and acrylics on
140lbs Fabriao cold pressed watercolor paper
11” x 14”, unframed
6 The Lovers
Mario Klingemann is an artist who uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to create and investigate systems. He is particularly interested in human perception of art and creativity, researching methods in which machines can augment or emulate these processes.
He is considered a pioneer in the field of modern AI art, his award-winning work has been featured in major art publications as well as academic research and has been shown in international museums and art festivals.
7 The Chariot
The Chariot is the 7th card in the Major Arcana and is usually represented with a princely male figure driving a chariot being pulled by a white and black steed. In the card, the hero is unsure in which direction he should go and the animals seem to be doubly unsure. The chariot card is supposed to be about overcoming conflicts and moving forward in a positive direction… overcoming conflict with one’s own Self was a true challenge for me in 2021, so interpreting this card really helped me make a few important decisions. Here we see a resolute woman taking control of celestial forces and steering the chariot through her chosen path. She is determined and unyielding.
HAZEL ANG is a Canadian artist of Asian heritage living in Munich, Germany. She is inspired by nature, and a good story. Her world is a world of animal gods, impish creatures, symbols, and botanica; where Nature rules and magic exists. Her work has been shown in various group shows and art fairs in the U.S. and Germany and recently featured in SchoolArts Magazine 2021 summer edition.
The Chariot/Zhàn chē/Kalesa (2021)
Graphite and Colour Pencil on cradled wood
30 x 40 x 3 cm
9 The Hermit
For my interpretation of this card, I’ve chosen to focus on the duality of searcher and guide. The Hermit quietly searches in the dark of the mountain, the Earth, and to the left is the past. The light from high guides the way for the Hermit and for others.
Erlend Tait is an artist from the north of Scotland and received his BA Hons in Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, where he specialised in Drawing and Painting. Following this he worked at one of Scotland’s leading stained glass studios to learn the ancient techniques of the glass painter-stainer.
Both traditions of oil painting and stained glass inform his portraits of imagined people, which allude to themes of ideology and transcendence.
Erlend exhibits his drawings, paintings and stained glass internationally and his work is included in collections around the world. He lives on the Black Isle with his wife, the artist, Pamela Tait, with whom he also collaborates and exhibits regularly.
acrylic on watercolour paper
37 x 30 cm
10 The Wheel of Fortune
I decided to go a nautical route in my interpretation of the “Wheel of Fortune” card. I chose to depict a vintage ship wheel being turned by two mystical eels. Ship wheels can spin all the way around, and where they land dictates our direction (as the wheel of fortune dictates our future).
Juliet Schreckinger is a Long Island, NY based artist. Her work is typically created using a stippling technique in pen & ink and graphite, with occasional splashes of color. Juliet’s pieces are inspired by the ocean, nature, and all of the creatures within our world. Since the time she was a child, Juliet has been fascinated by black and white photography, colorless television shows, and film noir movies. Being exposed to the lighting effects and sharp contrasts shown in these photographs and films greatly inspired the type of work that she does today. Juliet’s work is centered around giving a voice to nature and animals, with the goal of showcasing their importance in this world. Through an illustrative take on fine art, she attempts to express a story in each drawing.
The Wheel of Fortune
Pen & ink and graphite on archival paper
My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom. To imagine and express this, I usually tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find expressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters, and I’m trying to find out what happens when you apply that mood to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art.
Öl auf Holz
27 x 20 cm (41 x 33,5 cm Rahmengröße)
12 The Hanged Man
Biljana Tomić – Hamburg based artist from Zurich, Switzerland – shows things in her clandestine artworks which have always been there and yet they feel strange. Her interests and inspirations range between mythology, magic, alchemy and the occult in nature. Clues and messages are playfully hidden and send the viewers on a riddle solving journey to discover their own interpretation.
Biljana Tomić – Hamburger Künstlerin aus Zürich, Schweiz – zeigt in ihren klandestinen Arbeiten Dinge, die uns seit jeher umgeben und doch fremd sind. Ihre Interessen und Inspirationen bewegen sich zwischen Mythologie, Magie, Alchemie und dem Okkulten in der Natur. Hinweise und Botschaften werden verspielt versteckt und schicken Betrachter*innen auf eine Entdeckungsreise zur eigenen Interpretation.
The Hanged Man
Analogue and digital art with ink, pencil and fineliner.
Allun Turner is a multi-media artist born in Palaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa. He studied art in Johannesburg and went to explore his creativity in advertising and television before pursuing his path as a full-time artist. His work is influenced by growing up in the bush surrounded by nature. He currently resides and exhibits in Munich.
Clay, resin, metal, paper.
28cm length x 44cm wide x 30cm high
My kid loves to be the subject of my pictures, so he modeled for this one. The card Temperance is usually depicted as an androgynous figure pouring water from one cup or chalice, to another— Not taking things too far is not something I know much about, but having a kid in your life definitely forces you to strive for moderation. The image is a balance between things I like (oversaturated, loud colors; Band-Aids; and stiletto nails) and things he likes (jellyfish, bees, and hexagons (are the bestagons). [Digital, drawn on Paint Tool SAI.]
Rysz Merey is a writer, editor, visual artist and award-winning graphic novelist. He loves to draw people getting hurt and though he started as a traditional artist, he has been on a digital art bender for over a year. Art is where he explores themes of mental illness, chronic illness, social alienation, love, and transgender issues. His latest project has been starting his own press. When he’s not hunched over his desk like a goblin, he’s trying to kick his kid’s l’il butt in SmashBros (not easy, he’s good…)
15 The Devil
Corinna Naumann tells stories about feelings and identity from the perspective of a pansexual feminist, or dives into the beauty of nature and surrealism.
„2 Likes [XV]“ is a reflection on her destructive sides and blockades, especially during the last 1 ½ years of corona. Lacking visibility and connection, her subjective world got small. As many colleagues, she struggled with blockades, fear and inactivity. She missed having perspectives of planning exhibitions, workshops and selling her art, and had to face – and paint – her inner devil.
Born 1980 in Augsburg, Corinna first became a photographer and has a master’s degree in art education, art history and philosophy. She’s a freelance artist since 2011 and teaches art in her new studio east of Munich. Her techniques include drawing, painting and etchings.
2 Likes [XV] (2021)
acrylics and oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
16 The Tower
As the founder of the Urbansurrealism movement I utilize Portland Oregon where my studio is and explore the industrial area with its denizens and street characters, graffiti and chaos to stimulate my imagination and add realism to my paintings.
17 The Star
Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow
The Star or Space Oddity. It’s an allusion to the famous David Bowie song, as in Brigitte’s painting there is also a body floating freely through the vast space with millions of stars twinkling and shining in the background. The person pictured herself is a star, glowing with her own intrinsic light surrounding her shape, and shining with the colorful rainbow fractures of light usually seen on the skin of a person underwater.
Brigitte is a Japanese-German painter. Her paintings are imbued with a deep tranquillity. Each scene possesses a cinematic quality in their cropping of subjects, capturing of fleeting moments, and the distinct way light streams through a wide aperture, oscillating between photorealism and dissolving abstraction.
She holds a diploma of the Munich Film Academy and a M.A. in Japanology, history of art and philosophy. She received training in Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese ink painting and traditional Japanese painting technique (Nihonga with Aguri Uchida) and worked as a graphic novel artist 1992 – 1995 (published e.g. at Bizarr publishing house, Prinz Munich city magazine, Comicstrich) She showed her work in various galleries and art fairs in Japan, South Korea, the USA, and all over Europe.
The Star or Space Oddity
acrylic and pigment on canvas
50 x 70 cm
18 The Moon
The head of the central figure in my drawing is the moon, held in the night sky hence the stars all around. The dog and wolf are supposed to represent the wild and tamed version of man, but my compassionate side couldn’t bring me to make wolf ‘wild’, so instead they are both being cherished and loved by the moon, and sit together in perfect harmony. Water is the element of this card, so I made marks within the pencil texture to suggest small ripples and I included the two columns in the background, they represent duality and opposition.
Pamela Tait is a Visual Artist who uses pareidolia to create her
imagery, taking inspiration from the trees and forests in her local environment. Through the processes of her practice she transforms the trees into a rich gathering of sweetness and darkness; a mass of beings who evoke a sense of her imagined folklore.
coloured and graphite pencil on paper
31 x 27 cm
Judgement is often portrayed as an angel coming down from the heavens and awakening the dead, but I thought it would be fun to invert the trope and instead have the dead weighing their options This arcana particularly has a lot of stark finality to it and I wanted to do something that felt a bit modern and quirky to juxtapose the meaning that proceeds it.
Brian Serway was born in southwest Virginia, grew up there and in southern Florida, and currently lives in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was raised by his mother who was an impressionistic oil painter, and encouraged him to create from a very young age. Growing up around dense forests, vast mountain ranges, and abandoned barns, Brian developed a deep passion for the natural world and his Appalachian home. As he grew, Brian synthesized his love for folklore, the cosmos, and wildlife into his own artistic mythology; creating celestial animal paintings that illustrated both the beauty and desolation of region he holds so dear.
graphite on black board
8×10 inches, 2021
21 The World
“The world” is a pregnant woman- she is half human half universe- a different view to see Miss World. Magic is happening as the earth is growing in her body representing present, past and future at the same time. She is surrounded and also balanced by four fixed signs Leo Taurus Aquarius and Scorpio- symbolic of the four elements, seasons and also the four corners of the universe.
My name is Michaela Wühr and I am usually painting oil on wood or drawing with ink. Although I am doing graphic computer works this is the first piece I have illustrated with my apple pen and IPad using no Adobe program but Procreate. It was a lot of fun for me checking out the program, but it was also tricky for me to find out which are the right brushes to use.
You can purchase my artwork as digital print up to DIN A3 via email