Born in Chicago in 1996, Liam Elward quickly developed a lifelong passion for extinct life. This vocation was nurtured by his countless visits to the Field Museum of Natural History where he observed not only a world-class fossil collection, but also the iconic murals of legendary paleoartist Charles Knight. Despite this deep interest, he only recently started down his current path as a paleoartist in 2017, at the age of 21. Since then, he has enrolled in the department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago, has been interviewed for the blog “Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs”, and has contributed to the Field Museum’s Evolving Planet exhibition. Among Liam’s greatest influences for his digital reconstructions are the “All Yesterdays” movement started by John Conway, C.M. Kosemen & Darren Naish, as well as the artists and contributors here at Pteros.