Artist: Erin Rae Watson '11
From the artist's biography: Erin Rae Watson grew up more in her own head than anywhere else. Although that didn't help her in school whatsoever, it did encourage her love for the surreal and fantastic, along with a few prized Spectrum annuals and old books of fairy tales and Greek mythology. Growing up, she wrote and illustrated her own "epic" stories, continuing to draw inspiration from similar places although her tastes shifted and developed over time. Because storytelling has always been at the heart of her work, Erin Rae is now aiming to break into the field of children's and young adult's publishing and illustration.