Artist Spotlight: Salon Style Artists

Our artists have the sharpest eyes around. Their attention to form and composition gets no better. All different, rich and unique, these works of art compliment our fiction and poetry perfectly. But make no mistake, these artists are strong enough to stand on their own. Their vision will captivate.

Carrion House
Luke Spooner a.k.a. ‘Carrion House’ and ‘Hoodwink House,’ currently lives and works in the South of England. Having graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree he is now a full time illustrator and writer for just about any project that peaks his interest. Despite regular forays into children’s books and fairy tales, for which he has won awards for literary and artistic merit, his true love is anything macabre, melancholy or dark in nature and essence. He believes that the job of putting someone else’s words into a visual form, to accompany and support their text, is a massive responsibility as well as being something he truly treasures.

Jessica Hoard

Jessica Hoard is a writer, photographer, actor, cat farmer, and guru—and pretty much anything else that can’t be parlayed into a real job—from Memphis, TN. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including 55 words, Breath and Shadow, Pear Noir!, Miss Guided Magazine, Tiny Lights, Greatest Uncommon Denominator, and Short, Fast, and Deadly. Follow @jesshoard for her devastating insights and semi-lucid rantings.

Sarah-Jean Krahn

Sarah-Jean Krahn is the co-founder and Managing Editor of the feminist creative writing journal S/tick. Her award-winning writing has appeared in dead (g)end(er), ditch, Herizons, The Missing Slate, Zest, various anthologies, and the academic journal Feminist Studies. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University. More of her creations can be viewed online at This is her debut for published artwork.

Nathan Mark Phillips

Nathan Mark Phillips is a digital artist who lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. His hometown is Cleveland, TN. His background has significant impact on his thoughts as expressed in his Art: Nathan is from the South; He is a student of theology, psychology and sociology, and enjoys Pop Culture. He has spent his professional life working in human services with the severely mentally ill, those impacted by substance abuse or family crisis. He lives a very happy life with his partner of 20 years, the best of friends and a wonderful family. In 2013 his work was published in Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South from New Lit Salon Press.

Michael Tice

Michael Tice has shown his work frequently since the early 1970’s. He has had many solo exhibitions and has been included in numerous group shows. He has a BFA from the University of South Carolina and has done graduate work at the University of North Carolina and New York University. Retrospective, the first monograph on the artist, was published by New Lit Salon Press with He lives and works in New York. Visit Michael at

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