I am Edward J. Stonehill, born and raised in New York City of mixed descent (Puerto Rican and Eastern European). As an artist, I follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, who owned his art studio and was a professional illustrator on the East Side of Manhattan. As life has taken me to various places around the world, art has been a constant companion. In line with countless generations of artists, I find our mythologies, tales, legends, and stories to be a deep and intriguing well for exploration. I aim to use these narrative threads that connect us as a world and aim to emotionally engage the audience with my interpretations. I use traditional media to develop these works of imaginative realism and speculative fiction.