"All his Fancies Dancing"--Acrylic on canvas--30 x 40 inches--appeared in the poetry/art collection "Naughty Ladies", accompanied by Marge Simon's poem of the same name.
"He Promised me the Moon"--Acrylic on canvas--30 x 40 inches--appeared in the poetry/art collection "Naughty Ladies", accompanied by Marge Simon's poem of the same name.
Sandy DeLuca is an American writer and visual artist, born in Providence, Rhode Island. Her paintings are lyrical, colorful and spiritual; moving from the abstract to offbeat Pop Surrealism.
She penned several chants published in Silver Ravenwolf's book TO STIR A MAGYCK CAULDRON (pen name Autumn Raindancer).
As an author she is known for dark and surreal prose; often visceral and shocking. She is best known for her work in the horror genre. However, she has written noir fiction, fantasy and mainstream fiction as well.
She edited and owned a small press magazine entitled GODDESS OF THE BAY from 1998 through 2001, also producing anthologies and collections. In 2003 she operated another publishing company, DECEMBER GIRL, an imprint of DELIRIUM BOOKS. Once again in 2015 she founded MIDNIGHT TOWN MEDIA, focusing on publishing her out of print fiction and compiling books which reference her extensive career in the visual arts., her poetry and fiction. (p) Although she drew since she was a child, she began painting in 1985, and had her first solo art show in 1986 at the Community College of Rhode Island, while still a student. Each painting was accompanied by prose written on a card; pieces of the story she told with her paintings. Since then her paintings have been exhibited widely. In addition, her artwork has been featured as cover art and interior art for various publications, most notably the poetry chapbook, VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES AND WANTON SOULS, with poetry by Marge Simon; with Simon receiving the Bram Stoker award for poetry in 2013. Her own poetry book, BURIAL PLOT IN SAGITTARIUS, also contains her cover art and interior art, and it was nominated for the Bram Stoker for Poetry award in 2000. The poetry collaboration, DANGEROUS DREAMS, with Marge Simon, was nominated for the Bram Stoker award for 2013. (p)
POETRY AND COLLECTIONS
BURIAL PLOT IN SAGITTARIUS (Poetry), 2000, Thievin' Kitty Publications (Nominated for the Bram Stoker for Poetry award and the Rhysling Award)
PATHS OF DESTINY (Selected poetry and short stories), 2001, Double Dragon Books
DANGEROUS DREAMS, with Marge Simon (Poetry), 2013, Electrik Milkbath Press (Nominated for the Bram Stoker for Poetry award and the Elgin Award)
HUNTER'S MOON, selected short stories, 2015, Midnight Town Media
FRAGMENTS, selected short stories and poetry, with Bob Judge (Art), 2015, Midnight Town Media
SETTLING IN NAZARETH, 2003, December Girl Press
DESCENT, 2005, Delirium Books
MANHATTAN GRIMOIRE, 2007, Delirium Books
FROM ASHES, 2008, Delirium Books
DARKNESS CONJURED, 2010, Delirium Books
REIGN OF BLOOD, 2011, Delirum Books
INTO THE RED, 2011, Damnation Books
MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD, 2013, DarkFuse
HELL'S DOOR, 2013, DarkFuse
CITY AT THE EDGE OF THE EARTH, 2016, Midnight Town Media
LUPO MANNARO, 2016, NIGHT TO DAWN BOOKS
PAINTING THE THIRD FATE, 2005, Sam's Dot Publishing
THE MAD HATTERY (with Marge Simon's poetry), 2012, Electrik Milkbath Press
VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES & WANTON SOULS (With Marge Simon's poetry), 2012, Electrik Milkbath Press
APPARITIONS: Thirty Years of Strange Art, 2015, Midnight Town Media
ETHEREAL BEINGS, 2015, Midnight Town Media
NAUGHTY LADIES (With Marge Simon's poetry), 2015, Eldritch Press
CHILDHOOD, 2015, Midnight Town Media
TALES OF AN EARTHBOUND TRAVELER, 2015, Midnight Town Media SMALL SPIRITS, 2016, (With Marge Simon's poetry), 2016, Midnight Town Media
*I am in the process of updating the art galleries and adding links to where to purchase my books. Thank you for your patience
Paintings and Drawings