Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Forever Inspiring: Wayne England

I just learned about the passing of Wayne England. For those that are unaware, Wayne was a prolific fantasy artist. His amazing illustrations have graced Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering and Warhammer for well over a decade.

Some time ago I contacted Wayne after seeing his atmosphere art in the pages of the 5th edition Players Handbook. It was beautiful work in my opinion, and really helped to give the book a unique feel. In my interactions with Wayne he was always incredibly humble, and a genuine pleasure to correspond with. Not only was he very enthusiastic, but excited I was so interested in his art. He would end every conversation with, “have a top day”, which I will never forget. Several of those atmosphere pieces now hang proudly on the Game Tavern wall. So tonight please spin a d20 in honor of Wayne, as his art has been inspiring us for years, and will continue to do so.

Wayne is survived by his wife Victoria and children Millie and Harry.