Mark Ryden came to preeminence in the 1990’s during a time when many artists, critics and collectors were quietly championing a return to the art of painting. With his masterful technique and disquieting content, Ryden quickly became one of the leaders of this movement on the West Coast.
Laurie Lipton was born in New York. She was the first person to graduate from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). Laurie has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France and has made her home in London since 1986.