This classic painting for SKYBOWL by Melanie Rawn features signature Whelan cover art traits. It's a majestic portrait of the hero and the dragon so any dragon fan would be intrigued, but in the head bandage, the glowing flame, and the sad but resolute look in the hero's eyes, the loyal reader can see the epic struggle about to be resolved.
EMIGRE (2006). A study done at the time I painted END OF NATURE VII, later finished to become a new small painting in its own right. If only she indulged in a little self-examination, she would know that she carries the means to a new beginning on her own shoulders.