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 Art: Phil Mertz

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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 any training.

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Horror Art: Jason Felix

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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 heritage where artistic talent was nonexistent. Perplexed by my curiosity to draw and paint scary … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Eric Swartz

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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 he was on the right path. “The genre is so diverse, so powerful, so full … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Dennis William

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The horror genre is a fantastic playground for artist types. It’s world that has no rules, and if you do happen to stumble across a rule somewhere in the dark, it’s only there to be broken. It’s really the only genre that allows an actor, actress, writer or artist to fully explore the spectrum of the human experience in all its freaky glory. Does that sound a little high brow? Maybe. But then, horror is … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Clint Carney

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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 Macabre Cadaver Magazine, as well as in the advertisement for the “Gruesome Art Ghoullery,” at … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Michael Savas

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Michael’s professional career spans both traditional and technology-based methods. He began his professional career as an advertising and technical illustrator in the early 1980s, creating illustrations for the aerospace and retail industries. Some of his clients have included: Mitsubishi, Seiko Instruments, Mars Candy, Beckman Instruments and Sega Games. His personal work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, New York, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, Spectrum Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and Applied … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Chaz

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Fan of lowbrow art, comic strips and horror/sexploitation movies of the 1970s. Much of my personal work tends to reflect these influences, while still (I hope) forging an identifiable style. Trained as a graphic illustrator ’93 – ’96 but now produce visual art as a hobby, while concentrating on my main love of writing prose fiction. Published first own novel (illustrated) through Fenriswulf Books earlier this year:

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Horror Art: Armgardt Richtor Rose

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I was born in 1984 and grew up near Cleveland, OH. I’ve always had a love for horror and macabre art. Most of my inspiration growing up has always come from my brother, as well as professional artists like MC Escher and HR Giger. I’ve worked with many forms of art over the years including traditional pencil illustration, oil painting, watercolor, digital illustration, 2D animation, video art, and 3D modeling. 

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Making the Commitment to Horror – DieMonsterDie

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If you’re like me, horror isn’t just in the kind of movies you like to watch. It’s in the type of clothes you like to wear; it’s in the books you like to read; it’s in the kind of activities you like to engage in; and it’s in the type of music you like to listen to.  Now, is the horror art and entertainment that I spend my time … Continue reading

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Handmade Horrors: Bazooka Jenn on Etsy

Hello Fiends! I know it’s been a while, but there’s only so many truly awesome horror themed sellers on Etsy, sometimes it takes a while for me to find the best of the best. Maybe I’m biased because Jenn is my friend, neighbor, and fellow member of April’s Army – but rest assured, her stuff is quality and I know you will be drooling over her swag!

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Horror Art: Jeff Gaither

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Gaither is one of Kentucky’s most unusual and well known artists. Born in Louisville in 1960, Jeff has been practicing his particular blend of horror and rock art for over 30 years. To quote R. Scott Bolton/Editor, Rough Edge; “Jeff Gaither’s work is an artist whose unmistakable style is a perfect complement to music for that perfect marriage of sight and sound.” Gaither was introduced to art by his mother and aunt whom both … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Eyes of Chaos

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Published in numerous publications and CD packages worldwide, Eyes of Chaos has created imagery for just about every horror medium in the genre.

Including:
– Created book cover art for number of horror’s finest authors.
– CD art and packaging for hundreds of music acts.
– Self-published 3 art/illustration books titled: “Madness on Parade”, “Inner“, & “Dark Visions”.
– A regular illustration contributor to several national publications.

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Horror Art: SpineStealer

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Once my traditional training in art had ended, I no longer practiced the arts which I was taught, and spent several years not knowing what to do with myself. But in 2006 I fell ill with a rare (and under-studied) condition. With encouragement from the artist Rob Lebeau, I looked to art as an outlet for my physical and emotional suffering. Several months into my illness I felt as if I may never be cured … Continue reading

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Horror Art: Jade Perez

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I have been creating scary dolls for over three years now and have dubbed them as “NewAgeDolls”. I make all sorts, from regular gothic dolls to horror dolls. I create them all from scratch starting with sculpting the clay, to the paintwork and even the clothing.

Website: www.newagedolls.com

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Horror Art: Jason Beam

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For the past decade, Jason Beam has been working in the digital art medium, creating intricate illustrations through computer generated means. Combining photography, found objects and hand-drawn elements, his frenetic detail and unique style has established him as a prevailing artist in the digital medium. Jason BeamÂąs combination of surrealism and photography creates art that cannot be created in the darkroom or with software alone. The end result is a dreamlike environment that is … Continue reading

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Horror Art: April A. Taylor

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April A Taylor is a Dark Art & Fine Art photographer from Detroit, MI. Some of her earliest childhood memories involve Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, the original Nightmare on Elm Street movies and reading Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, all of which she credits with introducing her at a young age to her first love — horror.

After 2 decades of dabbling in photography, her 2nd love, she made the decision in … Continue reading

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