Dean Vigyikan grew up around nature and has been exposed to and fascinated by visual beauty since early childhood. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in the state of New York. Following a two year religious mission in Europe, he has pursued a successful career both as a fine artist and graphic designer. With nearly two decades of professional experience, his traditional art background has combined with the latest in digital media to produce an exceptionally versatile skill set in styles ranging from classical sculpture to whimsical children's book illustrations.
Dean's artistic approach and attitudes continue to be strongly influenced by the sublime beauties of nature and a very personal sense of spirituality. He also draws heavily upon the power of imagination. Throughout his life, he has enjoyed a passion for fantasy art and literature and this influence appears frequently in his work.
When he's not creating in his studio, Dean enjoys being outdoors, hiking, biking, cross country skiing - whatever the season seems to invite. He also enjoys attending concerts and visiting museums. It seems that everything he finds most beautiful is given expression somewhere in his art.