Van Arno was born in Chattanooga, TN and grew up in St. Louis, MO where he attended a Christian Science school from K-12. While attending Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, he supported himself by working as a bouncer at “Club Lingerie.” By the early ’90s, his illustration resume included storyboarding for “Robotech,” deck designs for “Powell Peralta,” and box art for “Bandai Games,” but he found a niche in the music industry where his illustration and design credits are too numerous to mention.
Shifting his focus to fine art, he began to create heroic figurative works featuring religious, folk, pop culture, and mythical heroes.
Currently preparing his second published volume, Van is creating on an increasingly larger scale as he pushes the human figure into more extremes of posture, design and color.
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