Beverly Gifford, Ukiah, CA Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement As an avid fantasy fan and admirer of nature my two passions are drawn together by a common love of creativity. Spending my first 22 years of life in the Upper Midwest, I was immersed in the natural world around me. Now another year has passed and living in Northern California has lead to more exploration and creative process. Much of my Fantasy admiration is derived from the many game series and books I have indulged in over my life. From swords to dragons, witches to rogues, but one race has always captivated me. I love the many forms of the Elf. I hope to begin exploring more into a career as a artist. With that said, enjoy!