Sam Wolfe Connelly, a talented young artist from New York City, uses light and color to portray hauntingly beautiful scenes. His use of light gives the viewer the feeling of stumbling across something unexpected, and potentially horrifying, in the dark while being completely unprepared and armed with nothing but a flashlight. The artist’s works are further expressed through a reduced color palette, creating a strong sense of cohesion between the pieces as well as helping to set the macabre mood of the individual pieces themselves. Sam’s oil paintings flow between subdued, suburban, domestic type settings through to darkened woods, shrouded in shadow and darkness… a confronting combination of tension, beauty and surprise encounters, all mixed together masterfully to create a strikingly macabre eeriness as if a story of childhood fears reminisced.

Sam Wolfe Connelly’s hauntingly beautiful works are currently exhibited at the always sublime Arcadia Contemporary Gallery in Soho @ 51 Greene St, New York City 10013, through February as part of their “Winter Selections” group exhibition. To see more of Sam’s amazing works, visit his homepage or follow him on Facebook.

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Whiteout

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What Lies in Maine

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Umbra

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The Walls Which Stand

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Solitaire

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Slumber

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Porcelain

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Penny Squisher

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Melon Heads of Dracula Drive

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Home After Dark

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Gaze

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Drowned

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Autumn Window

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Above My Floorboards

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 13 Steps in the Underworld

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For These Days Fade

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  1. Friday Link Pack 02-06-2015 | I make stories.

    […] Sam Wolfe Connelly: Winter Selections If you follow me on Pinterest you’ve seen some of Connelly’s incredible and creepy paintings before. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine highlights some of his latest works and some of his classic pieces. I love this stuff. [Thanks to Kari-Lise for sharing this with me.] […]

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