I’m Lewis Barrett Lehrman, veteran graphic artist and illustrator, professional watercolorist, teacher of watercolor and artistic journaling at the Scottsdale (AZ) Artists’ School and elsewhere, and author of six books on art for artists. For three years, I served as founding American Editor for International Artist Magazine and helped to launch that publication over a dozen years ago. These days, however, you’ll find me in my studio most of the time, working on spooky commissioned paintings, as well as new subjects for The Haunted Studio.
To date, I have successfully completed more than one hundred (and counting) commissioned spooky paintings, nearly all of them of homes very much like your own!
They’re of old homes, new homes, remembered homes, imagined homes, each one complete with people, pets, witches, seasonal decorations… whatever can be imagined and described to me… along with a host of ghosts that I hide in the painting to delight each viewer. (Small children especially love searching for them!)
My aim is to amaze and delight each client! (and I haven’t failed yet!) I lovingly paint in every detail of each haunted painting.
I know of no one else who so occupies this little niche specialty I’ve created.
The Haunted Studio came to be, over a decade ago, as the internet was coming of age. I sold my first prints of a couple of Halloween themed paintings on eBay. Buyers showed great interest in more paintings, and that was all it took to get me going.
Not long after I established The Haunted Studio, I received that first request from a collector of my haunted prints. She asked whether I could create a remembrance of the Halloweens she remembered from her own childhood. I could, and I did, my first commissioned spooky Halloween painting.
These days, The Haunted Studio and its activities occupy nearly all of my creative time. I have become known as the “Painter of Dark.” and have adopted that phrase as my trademark.
My art has been featured on television, and in several national publications.
Although I am recently retired from creating new haunted paintings, I still enjoy hearing from my fans and clients. Feel free to contact me!