Some artists’ work just lends itself to Halloween. Here are a couple of current artists whose work is hauntingly memorable.

Julie Speed‘s eerie paintings are quite unsettling, with an undecipherable symbolism that seems to me to depict utter dread.

Michael Ramseur captures haunted places (like the lunatic asylum below) with a childlike sense of color and perspective. Adding to their sense of foreboding, these painting are quite large (about 6 feet wide) in person.

Blanka Dvorak‘s macabre work is nightmarishly beautiful. I’m obsessed with her H.P. Lovecraft-inspired pieces.

A dear friend of mine, artist Tracy Dunbar, also depicts the dark and mysterious side of life. I love her unexpected use of the color green in these paintings to combine nature with the ethereal.

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