Wylie Beckert

Illustration + Fine Art 

"The hunter rested easier having slain the bear; however, each night as he slept the hunter's wife returned to the forest, and the songs she sang to their little child when she returned home grew stranger, sadder and wilder..."

The Bearwife

11x17" ink + pencil on paper. Original available here.

"The King of Clubs, whose kingdom's enduring peace was bought with steel and blood. The few remaining souls who have faced his armies on the field of battle tell strange stories of teeth and claws, of warriors who eat human flesh and wear the skins of fabulous beasts.

His current life is one of quiet diplomacy behind high walls; his far-seeing eyes, though, are always trained on the uneasy world beyond his guarded borders. In his armories, the forge-fires are never permitted to go out, and his beast-skin armor is never allowed to lose its polish..."

Wicked Kingdom Illustrated Playing Cards

A traditionally-painted playing card deck with a narrative twist and a dark fantasy aesthetic.
You can buy the deck in the shop, or check out more art from the project at www.wickedkingdomdeck.com.

Pride: The King and Queen of Clubs. For the Reign of Sin illustrated playing card deck.

Reign of Sin and Rule of Virtue

A pair of dark and light poker decks based on the Deadly Sins and Heavenly Virtues - coming to Kickstarter in late 2018.
Join the mailing list  to get notified of the launch; more info on the project at www.reignofsin.com; original artwork available in the shop.

"Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me; The first shall be governed by thieves and murderers; the second shall conspire at his own destruction..."

— from the prophecy of the Raven King.

Two Magicians

Illustrating Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. 11x18" oil, ink, and pencil on paper. Original available here.

"Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy—rich, not gaudy, For the apparel oft proclaims the man..."

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

Costly Thy Habit As Thy Purse Can Buy

5x7" ink and pencil on paper. Original SOLD.

"We take great comfort in the idea that within each of us, beneath the many masks we wear, is a kernel of "self" - something solid and unchanging that represents who we really are...

In actuality, our personalities are an ever-changing mirror of our circumstances; each of us is a mere change of scenery away from yielding to our better angels or inner demons."


8x10" ink and pencil on paper. Original SOLD.