Perhaps you didn’t get enough scare last week. Local artists that you may not be aware of share the unusual, offbeat and macabre side of art. They are growing in popularity, and work year ’round to appeal to a world of collectors who love the creepy, fantasy, supernatural and downright scary subjects. It’s a fun world to explore, and here are three featured artisits right here in Ogden. You might even consider this for your holiday gift giving.

Vanessa Colunga (of Colunga Art) shows her work regularly through Pandemonium Art Gallery on Historic 25th Street. You may have been fortunate to see her work at the Ogden Arts Festival. Vanessa pulls upon pop culture and horror icons, figuring into mixed media portraits.

“I love drawing people and anything creepy or odd,” she states. Edgar Allen Poe, Edward Scissorhands, the classic monsters of the golden age of television and movie screen, and characters of dreams and nightmares leap off of her self-patinad canvases or right here on her Facebook page. Here are examples of her work posted on Facebook:

Head on over to Pandemonium Art Gallery on 25th Street and meet Jane Font, one of the most energetic art gallery owners I’ve ever met. Her personal “painting parties“ can have you painting in less than two hours.
Post by Hatrobot. His work can also be found on Facebook. His “31 Days of Halloween” will give you a few things to ponder between now and next Halloween.
The nice thing about all three of these locals is that they are presently accessible. Current wait times for commissions is typically three to six months.


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