RPELI (Ryan Peltier) is an artist and illustrator based in Minneapolis. He teaches at colleges around Minneapolis and Saint Paul and sometimes makes characters for Laika, (the animation company that made Coraline and Paranorman). His work can be seen in American Illustration, 3x3 and Print Magazine and he has received awards from the Society of Illustration Los Angeles.
I am influenced by American and European Folk Art and things that are are enigmatic, you can't really put your finger on why you love them so much. I love David Hockney and his quirky design sense and I will always love Edward Gorey for his sense of humor and the strange world he conjures up.
b. 1977, Minneapolis, MN
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN