Melissa McGaughey, Freelance Illustrator 

I love stories. I love to read stories and to tell stories, and I think that visual storytelling can be the most compelling. I'm enamored with fantastical worlds, spirituality and religion, strong female characters and epic landscapes. All of which is fairly evident in my artwork.


I graduated in 2010 from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor's in the Arts and Humanities, a minor in Religious Studies, and a concentration in painting. I have a cat named Nox (Harry Potter inspired), a black lab named Maric Therein (DragonAge inspired) and a wonderful spouse.


If you're interested in learning more about my work, follow me on Instagram for daily updates. Or, you can check out the latest work in my Instagram gallery below.


Warm regards,