Brenda Lyons is an illustrator from Manchester, Connecticut, whose work is inspired by nature, fantasy and sometimes a combination of the two. She has loved art since she was a child, often drawing birds and storybook pictures on any blank paper she could get her hands on. During her education, she lived in Montana for four years while attending Rocky Mountain College in Billings, and in Ireland while studying for a semester in Galway. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta with a Master of Fine Arts in illustration in May 2009. Aside from painting, she also loves archery and hiking.