Participating Artists - Winona Nelson
Winona Nelson was born in Superior, Wisconsin, in 1983 and grew up in nearby Duluth, Minnesota. The daughter of an abstract painter and a wildlife artist, Winona started drawing as a toddler and never stopped. She honed in on science fiction, fantasy, and comics through Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Katsuhiro Otomo. As a teenager, she found the character illustrations in game booklets from Final Fantasy 7 and Xenogears, and realized her passion for art could be a career. Winona found training at the Safehouse Atelier in San Francisco and started working in Bay Area game studios. In 2009 she went freelance, and now paints book covers, comics, game and card art for various clients including Final Form Games, Night Shade Books, Warhammer Black Library, Fantasy Flight Games, and Wizards of the Coast. Winona lives and works in Philadelphia with artist Anthony Palumbo and their bad cat, Diego.
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