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Horror Artists

The industry’s top horror art talent covering a variety of illustrators, painters, collagists, surrealists and dark artistry creators. While “horror art” did have a boost during the later 90’s, it soon became over saturated with savvy digital manipulators to the point of being highly derivative.

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We at HorrorNews.net fully support the horror art community in our efforts to alert others of new talents, new techniques being used, and the pioneers of horror advertising products. While typically this is a place for new talent, we also want to include (when appropriate) the core influencers. Hopefully this will spark your own separate journey to check out their collective web sites, art books and horror artisan contrubtuions. Horror Art is something that will always prevail whether it moves to becoming retro of cutting edge…folks like their scary pictures.

Horror Artists

Horror Art: Ashley Thorpe

BIO: Ashley Thorpe was born in Inverness, Scotland in 1972 yet grew up in Devon, England. After studying Fine art / Film in Canterbury Ashley relocated to Manchester where he worked briefly for the BBC. After a number of years pursuing illustration in London and a brief sojourn in Athens,Greece as a comic artist, Ashley returned to his Devonshire roots …

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Horror Art: Tanya Lane

BIO: I was born and raised in Southern California. I moved to Missouri 10 years ago where I met my husband and now reside. I have had my artwork published in Calendars and greeting cards. Have exhibited in galleries in California and Missouri. I consider myself a self taught artist. I prefer working in oils on canvas, but have tried …

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Horror Art: Shawn Conn

BIO Shawn’s very birth was a portend of the dark path he would one day take with his art. He was born breech during a freak blizzard in early November. As his mother was bleeding to death, Shawn was being choked by his own umbilical cord. The Doctor grabbed his feet and yanked, breaking his right arm in the process. …

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Horror Art: Laura Barbosa

BIO Laura Barbosa is collected on an International Level and is a Published Artist with Public Collections. Her artwork has been featured on HGTV, Published in Hair’s How Magazine, NY ARTS Magazine, Forbes & more. Her artwork resides in Spain, Australia, The United Kingdom, Canada and in all 50 United States. Artist Statement: My Artwork does not describe any one …

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Horror Art: Wes Huffor

BIO: Wes Huffor is a Southern Californian artist best known for visceral, seductive, and pathological crime and horror storytelling. Wes started out working for small press publishers in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. In 2008, Huffor released Charnel House, a Horror and Crime anthology under the flag of UK based publisher Broken Voice. As a nod to classic Crime …

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Horror Art: Steve Hurd

BIO: Though prone to periods of wanderlust, I have been stuck in The Appalachian Mountains for what has seemed like an eternity. I began to alter my surroundings in the early 2000s, starting with decoupaging every flat surface I could find. People found these projects unusual, but interesting, as nobody else had neither coffee tables nor bookcases that were also …

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Horror Art: Melinda Kónya

BIO: I’m self-taught artist, all is based in observation and inspiration.My art depicts, my pain,emotions, feelings and all the negative things of the world like, pain,lonleyness, sorrow,fear, mental illnesses, anger,disgust,abuse,agression and fake, rude,stupid ,silly,idiot people. An artwork starts to born when I’ m listening to music in the dark, I notice a complete image in my mind and this is …

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Horror Art: Sharaya Brooks

Sharaya Brooks

BIO: Born in a small town near Detroit Michigan in 1986, American artist, Sharaya Brooks began drawing in school and at home, deciding to become professional in 2008. That year She published the first of many Dark Art and Macabre Pieces, ‘Proud Craftsman’. Before then she had aspired to be a singer, actor and many other things never letting her …

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Horror Art: Jerrod Brown

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BIO: A “real” horror artist, that creates paintings in the middle of paint tubes, brushes and palettes, THAT describes Jerrod Brown. A strong advocate of conventional/traditional art that is “truly” painted by hand. So many artists have profited from the advantages of digital illustration – quick and cheap production, low budget solutions, variable use of single motives and the possibility …

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Horror Art: Phil Mertz

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BIO: I was born in 1981 and grew up in Lancaster, PA. As a kid I watched my Uncle draw all kinds of cartoon characters which inspired me to start drawing the Ninja Turtles at a very young age. I always excelled at art in school and took as many art classes as I could. Other than art class taken in high school, I’ve never had …

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Horror Art: Jason Felix

BIO: Jason has been a member of the games industry for the past 10 years. In the past Felix worked on Hellgate:London as a Senior Concept Artist at Flagship Studios located in San Francisco. Prior to joining Flagship Studios, Jason has helped to visually establish big franchises such as StarCraft and Prince of Persia series. I came from a family …

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Horror Art: Eric Swartz

BIO: Eric Swartz has been a Horror Artist since college, and a Horror Fan since he was born. Even at a young age, Eric watched countless Horror Films which gave him years of nightmares. Eventually the nightmares ended and his obsession grew from these dreams into a lifestyle. Once he began drawing monsters from his favorite Horror Films, Eric knew …

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Horror Art: Clint Carney

BIO: Clint Carney has been drawing and painting since he was very young. His art is hanging in several galleries throughout the US and in countless private collections around the world. His published work includes a series of serial killer portraits done for Serial Killer Magazine. Most recently, his painting “Becoming You,” has appeared on the March, 2009 cover of …

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