Born in 1977, Felicia Olin has lived in Springfield, Illinois most of her life. She lives with her husband, Pharmacy artist Jim Edgecomb, and their two cats and dog. She received her Associates from Springfield College and her BFA in painting from Illinois State University. Growing up, her mother was a fiber artist and used organic materials like bone in her work. She was fascinated by her families collection of bones and rocks. Her favorite book was an old, worn copy of Brian Froud’s 1977 “Land of Froud” which combined natural settings with fantasy art. She was drawn to the fantastical by movies like Labyrinth, Legend, Neverending Story, and The Dark Crystal. In 2004 she discovered Pop Surrealism while browsing on Deviantart.com and it inspired her to start painting large scale again. Since then she’s painted well over 500 pieces that she has sent out into the world.