My name is Becca Gowdy but I go by Bex.
I am a writer, illustrator, adventurer, and eternal kid at heart. My art is always learning and evolving as I explore the world around me, but I specialize in fantasy illustration. I make art to capture windows into the imagination.
While I embrace new technologies with digital artwork, my main goal is to capture the feeling that nature gives me. I believe that being an artist is one reflection of God’s creative power and it is my goal to harness that.
When I was a kid I knew I always wanted to be an artist. My family jokes that I came out of the womb drawing, because I don’t really remember when I started. For the longest time I didn’t know exactly what kind of artist I’d be, until I got to high school. I discovered I loved graphic novels and telling stories through my drawing skills. I had always created long adventures on paper during my childhood and this seemed like the perfect career for me.
However, life had other ideas. I developed a deep depression in university when I was studying Graphic Design. It stunted my creative growth. I had convinced myself I wasn’t worthy to have it because I was too well-off to be sad. I felt I had no reason to be depressed. However, my personal passions for fantasy art and their stories kept me going.
Why I make digital art is still partially a mystery to me. I’ve always loved the natural world and animals, but just drawing landscapes or portraits seemed too boring to me. I wanted the fantastic. I wanted to look into the woods and see unicorns battling monsters. Some of it came from me wandering into the woods and pretending I was a hero, other times my inspiration came from books.