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Silvarum book signing at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum - May 2018

Hello! My name's Dean and I like to draw and write stuff. I have been a professional illustrator for about fifteen years and a writer for around eight years. My artwork is all traditional, to include the following mediums: pencil, ink, charcoal, colored pencil, magic-marker, oil paintings, and acrylic. The artwork I create focuses on light, contrast, texture, composition, atmosphere, and mood. Hopefully you feel something when you look at my art. My favorite subjects for writing novels and short stories consist of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I also dabble in the occasional essay and book review. My writing style focuses on developing fun and interesting characters, humor, action sequences, world-building, and adventure.


Open for Commissions!

I am currently accepting commissions for original illustrations and writing. Do you need a pencil portrait of your adorable pet? What about a logo for your death metal band? Or how about an ink illustration of your house? I have illustrated just about anything in any style. Please review the following table for my current rates and then shoot me an email with the details of your project. I look forward to working with you!

Subject Matter
Example
Medium
Size
Rate
Portrait drawing
Pencil
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$500
Portrait drawing
Colored Pencil
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$500-$800
House/Scenery drawing
Ink
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$250
House/Scenery Painting
Oil on canvas
33 x 46 in. (A0)
$500-$800
Logo/Lettering (bands, t-shirts, posters)
Ink/Marker
5 x 8 in. (A5)
$175-$250
Name Art
Marker
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$10 per letter
Poster Artwork (Festival, Concert, etc.)
Ink
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$350-500
Abstract Painting
Oil on canvas
33 x 46 in. (A0)
$300-$500
Original Fantasy Illustration
Colored Pencil
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$800
Original Illustration (any subject)
Ink
8 x 11 in. (A4)
$300-$500

Bookstores that carry Silvarum:


Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Short Pump - Richmond, Virginia

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Chesterfield - Richmond, Virginia

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Libbie Place - Richmond, Virginia

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Glen Allen, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Richmond, Virginia

Bethany Beach Books
Bethany Beach, Delaware

Green Hand Books
Portland, Maine

Winchester Book Gallery
Winchester, Virginia

Main Street Books
Davidson, North Carolina

Star Line Books
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Books and Other Found Things
Leesburg, Virginia

Watermark Books
Wichita, Kansas

Horton's Books
Carrollton, Georgia

The Book Tavern
Augusta, Georgia

Quimby's Bookstore
Brooklyn, NYC

Curious Iguana Books
Frederick, Maryland

Rickert & Beagle Books
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Reader's Guide Bookstore
Salem, Oregon

Mrs. Figs' Bookworm
Camarillo, California

Foggy Pine Books
Boone, North Carolina

Fitger's Bookstore
Duluth, Minnesota

2018/2019 Book Signings & Art Events:

NecronomiCon 2019 - Author/Art vendor - Providence, Rhode Island - August 22-25, 2019.
Bethany Beach Books - Silvarum book signing - Bethany Beach, Delaware - June, 2019.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Art vendor - Chantilly, Virginia - December 7-9, 2018.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Art vendor - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 2-4, 2018.
Main Street Books - Silvarum book signing - Davidson, North Carolina - October 13, 2018.
Foggy Pine Books - Silvarum book signing - Boone, North Carolina - October 12, 2018.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Silvarum book signing - Richmond, Virginia - September 22, 2018.
Winchester Book Gallery - Silvarum, Part II signing - Winchester, Virginia - September 8, 2018.
The Book Tavern - Silvarum book signing - Augusta, Georgia - August 18, 2018.
Bethany Beach Books - Silvarum book signing - Bethany Beach, Delaware - July 28, 2018.
Books and Other Found Things - Silvarum book signing - Leesburg, Virginia - July 14, 2018.
Rickert & Beagle Books - Silvarum book signing - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - June 9, 2018.
Edgar Allan Poe Unhappy Hour - Art vendor - Richmond, Virginia - May 24, 2018.
Winchester Book Gallery - Silvarum book signing - Winchester, Virginia - May 19, 2018.

Silvarum in the Press:

Interview with Mountain Times Newspaper - Boone, North Carolina - October 4, 2018.
Interview with Coastal Point Newspaper - Bethany Beach, Delaware - July 27, 2018.

Previous Gallery and Art Show Events:

Ars Necronomica Exhibition, Wonders of the Visible Weird - Gallery Artist - August 16-31, 2017.
NecronomiCon Providence 2017 - Vendor - August 17-20, 2017.
Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash - Vendor - January 21, 2017.
Fredericksburg Spring Market - April 5-6, 2014.
Virginia Beach Spring Market - March 14-16, 2014.
Fredericksburg Kids Expo - February 22-23, 2014.
Fredericksburg Christmas Show - December 7-8, 2013.
Virginia Beach Christmas Market - November 29, 2013.
Northern Virginia Christmas Market - November 9-11, 2013.
NecronomiCon Providence 2013 - Visual Artist - August 22-25, 2013.
Fredericksburg Spring Craft Show - April 6-7, 2013.
Virginia Beach Spring Market - March 15-17, 2013.
Sugarloaf Craft Fair - January 25-27, 2013.
Fredericksburg Christmas Craft Show - December 1-2, 2012.
Virginia Beach Christmas Market - November 23-25, 2012.
Northern Virginia Christmas Market - November 9-11, 2012.
Edison High School - October 27, 2012.
Art Affair Richmond (1st Place in Drawing) - October 20-21, 2012.
Fredericksburg Fall Festival - October 13-14, 2012.
Fairfax Art Festival - October 12, 2012.
Silver Spring Street Festival - June 12, 2012.
Ballston Arts Market - June 9, 2012.
Occoquan Spring Art Fair - June 2-3, 2012.
Fredericksburg Spring Show - March 31, 2012.
Craftman's Dulles - March 23-25, 2012.
Virginia Beach Spring Market - March 16-18, 2012.
Craftman's Richmond - March 9-11, 2012.
Surgarloaf Craft Fair - January 27-29, 2012.
Fredericksburg Christmas Show - December 3-4, 2011.
Virginia Beach Christmas Market - November 25-27, 2011.
Fairfax Christmas Show - November 19-20, 2011.
Northern Virginia Christmas Market - November 11-13, 2011.
Centreville Day - October 22, 2011.
Fredericksburg Fall Festival - October 15-16, 2011.
Occoquan Art Fair - September 24-25, 2011.

Published Work:

Short Stories:

Configuration 37 - Outpost 28, Issue #3. Elvelon Press. 2018.
The Lichgate - Outpost 28, Issue #3. Elvelon Press. 2018.
Windowpane - Outpost 28, Issue #2. Elvelon Press. 2018.
Little Loney Girl - Outpost 28, Issue #1. Twisted Oak Press. 2013.

Reviews:

Felo De Se by R.A. Monroe
That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction - Dead Reckonings. Hippocampus Press. 2018.

Essays:

The Art of NecronomiCon - Dead Reckonings, No. 22. Hippocampus Press. 2017.

Books:

Silvarum, Book I: Frost, Part II: Departure - Elvelon Press. Author, Illustrator. September 2018.
Silvarum, Book I: Frost, Part I: The Woods - Elvelon Press. Author, Illustrator. August 2017.
Phillip's Quest, Book I: Winterfrost - Twisted Oak Press. Co-author, Illustrator. November 2013.

Magazines:

Outpost 28, Issue #3 - Elvelon Press. Co-author, Illustrator. August 2018.
Outpost 28, Issue #2 - Elvelon Press. Co-author, Illustrator. March 2018.
Outpost 28, Issue #1 - Twisted Oak Press. Co-author, Illustrator. November 2013.

Illustrations:

NecronomiCon Providence 2019 poster - Illustrator. August 22-25, 2019.
Mindscapes - Mindscape Books. Illustrator. 2014.
NecronomiCon Providence 2013 poster - Illustrator. August 22-25, 2013.
The Tablets Of Ur-Nansha - Chaosium. Illustrator. 2008.
Secrets of Morocco - Chaosium. Illustrator. 2008.
Book of Dark Wisdom, Issue 3, Volume 5 - Elder Signs Press. Illustrator. 2006.
Book of Dark Wisdom, Issue 3, Volume 4 - Elder Signs Press. Illustrator. 2005.
Book of Dark Wisdom, Issue 3, Volume 1 - Elder Signs Press. Illustrator. 2005.
Bulldogs! - Galileo Games. Illustrator. 2004.
Mysteries of Morocco - Chaosium. Illustrator. 2004.
Brutal RPG - David Stanley. Illustrator. 2004.

Art Galleries:

Woods-Gerry Gallery - (8/16/17-8/31/17) Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence Art Club - (2013) Providence, Rhode Island.
Kress Emporium - (2010-2011) Asheville, North Carolina.
The Little Gallery - (2011-2013) Moneta, Virginia.

Interviews:

Interview with The Green Hand: The Mysterious Darkness of Dean Kuhta - March 16, 2013.

Television:

NecronomiCon Honors H.P. Lovecraft - my NecronomiCon poster is featured in this interview on WPRI - 2013.
The Twisted Oak - Sneak Peak of CVTV art program - July, 2013.
House Hunters, Episode #7999 - "The art friend" - February, 2013.

Blogs and Articles:

Sci-Fi & Scary Review of Outpost 28, Issue #2 - April, 2018.
A mention for Silvarum by Green Hand Books - September, 2017.
Whispers from the Ghooric Zone - June 12, 2016.
Narcoleptic Nautilus - October 2, 2014.
Downtown Providence, Experience Lovecraft in Providence - August 15, 2013.
The Lovecraft eZine - August 11, 2013.
The Raven and Black Cat - June, 2012.
Gathered Nettles - April 26, 2012.
Ars Longa, Vita brevis - July 5, 2011.

Pictures and Stuff:


Silvarum at B&N
in Chesterfield.

Silvarum at B&N
in Glenn Allen.

Silvarum at B&N
at Libbie Place.

Silvarum at B&N
in Short Pump.

Silvarum signing
at WBG.

Silvarum signing
at WBG.

Vendor at
Poe Museum

This print for sale
at the Poe Museum.

Another shot at
Ars Necronomica

A reader of
Silvarum!

Another reader
of Silvarum!

A fan of SWSIS!

Owner of
this original!

With my
homegirl Tiffany

Owners of
original Kadiaphonek

The coolest experience
ever experienced.

My piece at the
Ars Necronomica

Doing a show at
Poe Museum

Pluto enjoys
my artwork

framed print at
Poe Museum

Outpost 28 at
Poe Museum

framed print at
Poe Museum

this dude owns
all 3 originals!

Greg owns
this original.

a fan who
framed 3 prints.

an awesome
quilt based on this!

my very first
art fair booth in 2011!

this piece at
the Ars Necro '13

this piece at
the Ars Necro '13

this piece at
the Ars Necro '13

this poster at the
NecronomiCon

big print at
the Green Hand

big print
from Sydney

email from my
favorite artist as a kid

big print
from Chad

Art Friends:

Michelle Souliere
David Bonneywell
Andy Fairhurst
Michael Brack
Rachael Alexandra
Daniela Uhlig


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