Michael Bielaczyc has been working professionally in the art field since 2001 when he founded Aradani Studios with his brother Paul. Together they have exhibited America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite.
In 2012, Michael started Lone Wanderer Entertainment with his long time friend Dane Clark Collins to publish fantasy books based in their fantasy world, Uteria. Since then he has authored 4 books and created the SagaBorn RPG system.
You can see his complete work at www.michaelbielaczyc.com
Starting in 2002, Paul Bielaczyc joined with his brother Michael and sister Sara to form Aradani Studios. What started as a fun hobby between siblings at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival has grown significantly over the past 13 years. Aradani is known for 2 rather unique aspects, special f/x make-up and fantastical artwork. Michael and Paul both have won numerous awards over the years for their costumes, and Aradani’s ever-growing line of elf ear prosthetics and masks has helped other cosplayers win countless awards worldwide.
But it is his artwork that truly provides a glimpse into what defines Paul, and where his passion lies. Paul uses charcoal, chalk, and pastels to create his finished works, media which are usually considered for the sketching and preliminary stages, not the final product. He strives to achieve a level of detail in his works, pushing the boundaries of what is typically seen with charcoal and pastel.
Over the past 13 years, Paul has worked for White Wolf, Dragon Lance, World of Uteria, Apex Digest, and many other independent publishers. His art has won many awards at various conventions, including GenCon and Dragon*Con, and his work Nightmare, one of his earliest professional pieces, won the prestigious Chesley Award in 2005 for Best Monochrome Unpublished. Starting in 2012, Paul became a licensed artist for The Wheel of Time, joining a select few artists who have the blessing of Robert Jordan’s wife to illustrate scenes from his epic work.