Hi! My name is Crystal McDowell, the artist of Fern and Foil. I have a love of nature, fantasy, and whimsy and seek to combine these elements in my creations. I want to bring a little of whimsical nature into people’s spaces, be it in their homes or offices or with them. If my art can be a little oasis of calm, beauty, and the outdoors that brings a momentary reflective pause to someone’s busy life, then I have succeeded. I also am a traditional illustrator painting in gouache or drawing in pencil and ink, though I have branched into wearable and useble 2-D art. I also create whimsical fantasy comics, most notably my original webcomic, Brews & Bruises, a story of two female best friends making magic beer! I hope I can be your bit of whimsy at this show!