New Series

With this new series, I am combining an affinity for horror flicks and books. Childhood nostalgia is present at times. I began it because an old friend recently told me that he found doll art along with other subjects I’d painted when very young. The paintings and drawings were stored in a box filled with comics we’d collected. As children, we’d spent many hours watching scary movies and building our collection. Years later–this year–he asked me to paint something new, something that reflected our love of horror and our long ago days as children. I came up with Pennywise surrounded by Voodoo dolls. He said, “It’s perfect.” Then, I went on to paint several more images of Pennywise.

To sum up, this series is more than copies of classic horror monsters. They are painted in my own distinct way–often quickly. The paint drips and smudges…maybe my style is crude to some, abstract at times. Sometimes images that don’t relate to the monsters has been/will be painted with them. They are an expression of subjects that I enjoy, have enjoyed with people that I love…friends, family. They partly relate to my work as a fiction writer. It’s a painter’s expression…more than just pretty things.

This is a continuing series…

Tomes of Terror

FeaturedTomes of Terror from Crossroad Press

Pleased that MANHATTAN GRIMOIRE is part of this ten-novel collection from Crossroad Road.

From ghosts to werewolves to haunted houses, this collection of ten complete, unabridged novels of the occult and supernatural is full of unending terror ready to be unleashed on fans of both classic and modern horror fiction.

* Enter a mysterious house where a multiple murder has been discovered
* Run with a family of werewolves as they hunt a runaway from their pack
* Discover the evil that grows on a fog-enshrouded lake
* Cross the barrier of the living and enter a dimension ruled by the dead
* Encounter an ancient supernatural force that has returned to prey on the living
* Meet a mysterious lady who offers protection at the cost of one’s soul
* Beware the unknown that strikes with razor-sharp teeth and paralyzes with eerie golden eyes
* Follow a werewolf who is a cop by day and a hunter by night
* Try to survive a crippling blizzard while attempting to stop an unimaginable evil from fulfilling a horrific destiny
* Hide from the beast that silently stalks the streets at night, leaving death in its wake

At your own peril, read these tales of the macabre, these… TOMES OF TERROR.

Novels included in this box set:

Songs of Dreaming Gods – William Meikle
Shadoweyes – Kathryn Ptacek
Wolf’s Trap – Bill Gagliani
Moon Lake – Stephen Gresham
Wilding – Melanie Tem
The Nestling – Charles Grant
Manhattan Grimoire – Sandy DeLuca
Dead Time – Richard Lee Byers
Dark Avenging Angel – Catherine Cavendish
The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier

Sandy DeLuca at BankRI

Gallery Night Providence

BankRI Galleries

BankRI Turks Head Gallery: “Tales of an Earthbound Traveler: Paintings by Sandy DeLuca,” February 6 through March 5, 2014 at the downtown Providence BankRI branch in the Turks Head building, One Turks Head Place. Exhibit hours are Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, contact http://www.bankri.com or call 401 456-5015, ext 1330.

MEET THE ARTIST:  SANDY DELUCA

It all started with her father.  “My dad was a huge Hitchcock fan,” Warwick author and artist Sandy DeLuca says.  “Every Sunday afternoon he would take me to the movies.”

In the darkened movie theater, DeLuca experienced a wide range of suspense, horror, science fiction and fantasy.  It wasn’t long before the shy young girl wanted to create some of these stories for herself.

“I wanted to be a writer and I liked to draw,” DeLuca says.  She thought she…

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Paintings from the Mad Hattery

Cover painting for THE MAD HATTERY. Acrylic on illustration board. 30 x 40 inches.

In 2011, I had the pleasure of having some of my paintings accompany Marge Simon’s delightful poetry. The book is out of print, but the paintings live on. Some have been sold, some are in storage and others still make exhibition rounds. I wanted to share a few of them here. At the time–back in 2011-I had fallen in love with Pop Surrealism and big-eyed-girl art. So, several of the paintings reflect that inspiration.