Illustration from The Dark Fiddler: the Life
and Times of Nicolo Paganini by Aaron Frisch
Gary Kelley is an illustrator who has worked in all areas of illustration, editorial, books, advertising, etc. You've probably seen his work if you've ever stepped into a Barnes & Noble; he's the one who did that great mural you see over the coffee shop area of all the authors. He also teaches with the Illustration Academy. I met him once when I was in school and he's a really cool guy. Loves jazz. As far as I can tell, he still lives in Iowa. He works in oils and pastels. And he's awesome. There's a lot of his work on his website.