Born in 1963, Kevin Beilfuss is an American painter living in the Chicago area with his wife, Janice and son Drew. He attended Illinois State University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting in 1985. After working in an ad agency for a year, Kevin attended the American Academy of Art where he concentrated on painting and illustration. After graduating in 1989 he began a free-lance illustration career, which lasted thirteen years.After graduating from Illinois State University and the American Academy of Art, Kevin set out on a free-lance illustration career which lasted thirteen years. Working mostly in the editorial area of illustration, his work consisted mostly of paintings for book covers and magazines. Some of his clients include: Penguin Publishing, Viking Press, Houghton Mifflin, Harlequin, Signs of the Times, Guideposts, Readers Digest and Golf Digest.