Jon Sideriadis, M.F.A.
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.F.A., Hartford Art School
Jon has been an active freelance illustrator, author, and adjunct professor for fifteen years. His specialty is mythological art and storytelling. He teaches Intro to Illustration, Illustration I, Concept Art, World Building, and Digital Painting at Lyme Academy. His work has been published in film, television, video games, novels, comics, album art, board games, and trading cards. His work is displayed in solo and group shows throughout the country, he is represented by Haven Gallery in New York, and he is internationally acclaimed in the illustration field. He is often invited as a Guest of Honor to illustration conventions and exhibits work with the finest fantasy and science fiction illustrators in the business.
Jon is the Art Director of the Spartan Museum of Art. Every Summer, he teaches Painting and Art History in Greece. He is also currently writing and illustrating an original mythology series called Astromythos. He received his bachelor's degree in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, and his master's at the Hartford Art School's M.F.A. in Illustration Program.
Astromythos is a Greek word the artist has purposefully invented. It translates to "The Star Mythology," and it also serves as the title for his fictional world. The artist's vision culminates in an illustrated trilogy he started in the year 2000. Astromythos combines the words "astronomy" and "mythology," two subjects for which he is intensely passionate. And in the tradition of Ancient Greek and Epic poetry, the world of Astromythos presents an older, more sophisticated mode of storytelling to fans of mythology and contemporary fantasy. Heavily influenced by Byzantine art and Illuminated manuscripts, each of his intricately detailed paintings depicts an allegorical character or scene from one of the myths in his Astromythos universe. To the young or old, literary scholar or sci-fi fan, both his paintings and his myths provide a feast for the imagination.