The fantasy art of Anne Stokes features striking designs and life like portrayals of fantasy subjects. Her art covers a broad range of themes, from the romantic and magical enchanted Forest, to the dark underworld of gothic vampires. Classical topics are reinvented with a strong design and impact, and new creatures are brought to life in a unique and eye catching manner.
Anne is originally from London but now lives in the north of England, near Leeds with her son Leo and partner John. She started her art career as a merchandise designer, designing tour products for bands including Queen and the Rolling Stones. Anne also worked as a jewellery designer and sculptor.
Her T-shirts designs have been worn by many bands of note and her Skull Tattoo T-shirt design was picked as the outfit for Mike TV in Tim Burton’s ‘Charlie and Chocolate Factory’. She then became a full time freelance illustrator where she worked on a number of book, game and record products, which included producing concept art and illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons.
As Anne’s art career progressed she moved solely into licensing her own creations and expanding the ranges of her fantasy themed paintings. Using symbolism within her pictures to convey meaning Anne’s artworks has been widely acclaimed. She continues to produce new works and has published several books.