Piece description from the artist
My Hometown of Salem Mass made it's fortune years ago as a seaport, with their connection to the ocean, Their current tourism based on Halloween, I think their shoreline might be haunted by a headless surfer instead of a horseman, just a thought.
My name is John Clarke. I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I graduated from the Art Institute of Boston/ Lesley University in 1991 with a BFA. My focus upon graduating was illustration and over the years I worked as a freelancer for clients that varied from the ASPCA to Scholastic.I try to invoke with my personal work something spooky but fun, I have shown and sold my work thru various group and solo shows over the years since graduating. The trick is to let your imagination go where it wants to, My influences are all over the place from Painting to Pop Culture. The most important thing of course is to enjoy making the art and hopefully that feeling comes thru for the viewer.