Art Cards, Editions, and Originals (ACEOs) are the modern offshoots of art trading cards. See here the magical land of fairies, mermaids, and other mystical creatures. The art runs the gamut from traditional watercolor paintings and pen-and-ink illustrations to stained glass and textile art. The styles and artists are as diverse as the creatures they explore. By creating artworks that are the size of a standard baseball card (2.5 by 3.5), these artists bring to life stories passed down through the ages that feature creatures that have survived in the minds of mankind.
Renee Mallett is the owner of Nolia Gallery, a fine arts gallery in Amherst, New Hampshire. She is the author of books, short fiction, and poetry and a book critic for the New York Times website About.com, as well as BookPleasures.com, and Kiras Eye.