About the Author
Matthew Mehan is a poet, scholar, teacher, and musician. He teaches at the Heights School in Potomac, MD. Dr. Mehan credits Shakespeare, Chaucer, Frost, and Emily Dickinson (and more) as his favorite poets and has noted that this book owes a great debt to Lewis Carroll, Aesop, Plato, Seneca, Swift, Dante, and to the lighter verse of Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss!
Dr. Mehan earned a Ph.D. in literature and philosophy from the University of Dallas. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife, Molly, and their own not-so-mythical mammals, who love to listen to his bedtime stories.
John Folley is a former teacher who became a full-time studio apprentice under Paul Ingbretson, one of the last great masters, who studied under R. H. Ives Gammell, who studied under William Paxton, who studied in the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Mr. Folley is trained in Academic and Impressionist painting with a pedigree that reaches back to the workshops of the Renaissance of Northern Italy. For this book alone, Mr. Folley completed more than 50 drawings and 26 oil paintings.
Mr. Folley graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Fine Arts and Philosophy. He lives in the Boston, MA area with his wife, Deirdre, and their children. To see John's current fine art, please visit his website.