Fantasy Gallery
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Owner Bio
Hi. Thanks for clicking on to this web site! Iím Tim Corbett, owner of the Fantasy Gallery and an avid collector of fantasy art. My first memory of fantasy art as a young boy was when I discovered a childrens book called Elmer and the Dragon written by Ruth Stiles Gannett and illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. Published in 1950 by Random House, the detailed sketches of these wonderful characters sparked my imagination. My next meaningful encounter, which introduced me to the world of comic art and the incomparable art of Jack "King" Kirby, was Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, Issue No. 2, featuring The Skrulls. This was good for a few nasty nightmares.

Comics and Star Trek fueled my passion until I moved to Houston in 1974 and fell upon the comic convention scene. There I found art prints by Frazetta, Frank Brunner, Stephen Fabian, Barry Smith and others, too many to list. I couldn't get enough! But I was on a limited budget, so I started buying multiple copies of my favorites from the artists - keeping one and selling the others at shows. This was ideal for about 12 years, during which time I learned the art of framing, matting and displaying the art I had for sale. I opened Limited Editions-Art and Books on Houston's southwest side in 1989 and began offering custom framing and fantasy art while continuing to make the convention circuit. In 1992, three years and a lot of experience in perfecting my craft later, I moved to the Montrose area - the "artsy" district of town ó and changed the name of my business to the Fantasy Gallery. It has been a good move.

In the fall of 1999, I leased space at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Dressed as a medieval monk, I sold prints and original art under the name of the King's Gallery and featured the works of fantasy artists Ruth Thompson, L.A. Williams, Victory, Lee Seed and Cat Woody. We tried this for 3 years but it really didn't take off.

Over the years, the art of Thomas Canty, Brian Froud, Michael Whelan, Don Maitz, Keith Parkinson, and Steve Hanks have become personal favorites. This web site affords you the opportunity to discover (or rediscover) these fabulous fantasy artists - and others - for yourself. Please, be my guest! Come and share the fantasy!

Gallery Business Hours
You can contact us during our normal business hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 6:30 pm Central Time