Black Petals Artists donate their work to enhance the writer's work
and we appreciate their efforts. Here are their bios:
Darren Blanch, Aussie creator of visions which
tell you a tale long after first glimpses have teased your
peepers. With early influence from America's Norman Rockwell to show life as
life, Blanch has branched out mere art form to impact multi-dimensions of color
and connotation. People as people, emotions speaking their greater glory. Visual illusions
expanding the ways and means of any story.
arts mastery provides what Darren wishes a reader or viewer to take away in how their own
minds are moved. His evocative stylistics are an ongoing process which sync intrinsically
to the expression of the nearby written or implied word he has been called upon to
View the vivid energy of IVSMA
(Darren Blanch) works at: www.facebook.com/ivsma3Dart, YELLOW MAMA, Sympatico Studio - www.facebook.com/SympaticoStudio,
DeviantArt - www.deviantart.com/ivsma and launching in 2019, as
Art Director for suspense author /
intrigue promoter Kate Pilarcik's line of books and publishing promotion - SeaHaven Intrigue
Mike Kerins is a writer/artist
based in the UK. His artwork
has been exhibited in various galleries and he has written articles, stories
and illustrated for various publishers including: Yellow
Mama, Dark River Press, Black Petals, Tartarus
Press, The Horrorzine
and the BBC. He is currently working on his first novel. The magnificent
illustrative work can be experienced
at: www.darkartgallery.com <http://www.darkartgallery.com/>
W. Jack Savage is
a retired broadcaster
and educator. He is the author of eight
books including Imagination:
The Art of W. Jack
Savage (wjacksavage.com). To
date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over a thousand
paintings and drawings have
been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy
in Monrovia, California.
is an illustrator
for horror/sci-fi and pulp fiction websites and magazines.
She is also founder and senior editor for
the independent poetry publisher,
Subsynchronous Press. An
SFPA Rhysling Award nominated
poet, her poems have appeared in journals
such as Eternal
Haunted Summer, Jellyfish
Whispers, Scfifaikuest, Illya’s
and Red River Review, as well as
anthologies. Her short stories have appeared
recently in Night
Yellow Mama, Black Petals, Sirens
Call, and Tales
from the Moonlit Path, among
others, as well as in numerous
such as Night
in New Orleans: Bizarre Beats from the Big Easy, Thuggish
Itch: Viva Las Vegas, and White
Noise & Ouija
Boards. She appeared, briefly, as the uncredited
"all-American Mom with baby" in Purple Cactus
Arizona indie-film, "Vote for Zombie." Having
lived in France,
and several states in the US, she now resides in southern
C. Walker was born in Leeds in
1939. He studied Ceramics at Leeds College of Art and the Royal College of Art.
In the late 1960s to early 1970s, he
was Personal Assistant to
Paolozzi. Keith taught at Hull College of Art and Leicester
is now De Montfort
University. In 994 he retired from Academia.
says, “Digital technology has made and continues
to make big changes to all of
our lives: the way we communicate,
the way we are monitored, the way
entertain ourselves, and much, much more.
now leave a digital footprint wherever we go, and
with whatever we
we already have one foot in an Orwellian world?
collages are an investigation,
with a small “I,” on the impact of digital
technology and its possibilities.”
A. F. Knott is a self-taught
collage artist focused
on book layout
and book cover design as well networking in conjunction with
Publishing, one of its missions,
bringing together artist and writer.
Sometimes seen selling in New York
City's Union Square
Park. Work can be found on
exchange of ideas welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Rhiel is
the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine.
born and raised in
Bronx, New York, presently
in New Jersey. She
reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and
had her work exhibited in
around northern New Jersey ever since.
She is a commissioned
painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work
also appeared in
Black Petals and Megazine
If Charles Addams,
Edgar Allan Poe, and Willy Wonka sired a
bastard child it would be the
fat asthmatic by the name of
Michael D. Davis.
He has been called
warped by dear friends and a freak by passing strangers.
drawing cartoons when he was ten, and his skill has improved
with his humor, which
isn’t saying much. He is for the most part self-taught,
only ever crediting the help
of one great high school art teacher. His art has
been shown at his local library for multiple
years only during October
due to its macabre nature. If you want to see more of
odd, weird, cartoons you can follow him on Instagram
write and has written
since she was a child. Her mind blooms with fantasy and adventure! She loves to
tell stories and transport the spirit to other worlds
in order to reinvigorate
the dormant imagination! She hopes to inspire all! :)
D. Duncan was born 1958
Alton, Illinois where he still
He has degrees in Political Science, Classics,
and Art & Design.
He has been freelancing
illustration and cartoons for over 25 years. He has
editorial illustration for local and regional
the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. His award-winning
work has appeared in numerous small press
and he has illustrated
a few books.
Greenberg captures the world in words and images. Her most recent
poetry collection is Rudiments (Seashell Books, 2020), her
most recent essay collection is Simple Gratitudes (Propertius
Press, 2020), her most recent short story collection is Demurral:
Linens, and Towel and Fears (Bards& Sages Publishing, 2020), and
her most recent photography collection is 20/20, Eye on Israel (Camel
Cynthia Fawcett has
been writing for fun or money since she was able to hold a pen. A Jersey Girl
at heart, she got her journalism degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee
and now writes mostly technical articles about hydraulics and an occasional short
story or poem on any other subject.
Noelle Richardson comes from a relatively large family and has been illustrating and painting
for about twelve years. She writes a little on the side, plays a couple of instruments
and dabbles in tattoo design.
O’Keefe is an artist and writer living
in Roselle Park, NJ. Sean attended Syracuse University where he earned his BFA in Illustration.
After graduation, Sean moved to New York City where he spent time working in
restaurants and galleries while pursuing various artistic opportunities. After
the birth of his children, Sean and family move to Roselle Park in 2015. He
actively participates in exhibitions and art fairs around New Jersey, and is
continuing to develop his voice as a writer. His work can be found online at www.justseanart.com and @justseanart on Instagram.
Henry Stanton's fiction, poetry and paintings appear
in 2River, The A3 Review, Avatar, The Baltimore City Paper,
The Baltimore Sun Magazine, High Shelf Press, Kestrel, North
of Oxford, Outlaw Poetry, PCC Inscape, Pindeldyboz, Rusty
Truck, Salt & Syntax, SmokeLong Quarterly, The William and Mary
Review, Word Riot, The Write Launch, and Yellow Mama, among
His poetry was selected for the A3 Review
Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Eyewear 9th Fortnight Prize for
Poetry. His fiction received an Honorable Mention acceptance for the Salt
& Syntax Fiction Contest and was selected as a finalist for the Pen 2 Paper
Annual Writing Contest.
A selection of Henry Stanton's paintings are
currently on show at Atwater's Catonsville and can be viewed at the following
website www.brightportfal.com. A selection of Henry Stanton’s published fiction and poetry
can be located for reading in the library at www.brightportfal.com.
is the Founding & Managing Editor of The Raw Art Review—www.therawartreview.com.
any mythologizing of an artist and so avoids discussing personal life and relations.
Mike Knowles has spent
over 40 years working mainly in comics, along with contributions to TV, Radio, animation,
gonzo-style journalism for a “top-of-the-shelf” magazine and odd spells as
a digital artist. Not to mention three gruesome years writing gags for comedians (even
though they begged him not to. But what did THEY know about humor?
I wrote for the comic papers.
Allison Smith is a Boston-based artist and
designer who works mostly with a mixture of pen and ink, photography, and
digital collage to create horror art that has the lingering sense of a fever
dream. Her subjects vary widely, since she enjoys almost all genres of horror. View
her portfolio at: https://foxontherun.myportfolio.com/