Jenni Saarenkyla - "I got the idea for this illustration from the old stories about the bear in Finnish folklore. In the olden days the bear was the most sacred animal and some even believed that when the bear moved the forest moved with it".
The amazing landscape paintings of Eyvind Earle, former Disney matte painter. I love how this vivid and playful style manages to also captures an air of grandeur. I imagine this could be the Hudson River School of some strange fantasy world.