My name is Sloane Kady, and I'm an inked-up watercolor illustrator, pop-surrealist acrylic painter, and wielder of comedy & curse words. I'm an author of two novels and several short psychological horror stories, and the creator of Blackweald press and Blackweald Horror. I'm also a producer on In Search for Darkness III. Most importantly, I'm a mama (my favorite job), and a wife (my other favorite job). Otherwise, I'm an all-around wild woman who loves horror, family nights, quiet, and being in bed by ten.
I've been dabbling in art since I was a wee whippersnapper, but I became more serious about my work in the early 2000s, when I was picked up by an art manager, and my then abstract paintings were featured in several gallery showings. I've since discovered myself, as both a woman and an artist. Where I used to create bland, timid pieces, I now create with unbridled joy and honesty. Several years back, I completed my Expression series—an exploration into the mysticism of womanhood. The expression series, which was picked up by a wholesale distributor, is a celebration of the woman I've become and the even wiser woman I hope to be. I'm currently working on my Mujeres Fuertes series—a playful yet deeply striking portrayal of femininity and strength in the face of pain, aging, and opposition. when I'm not writing, painting, or tending to my other pursuits, I'm illustrating.
In 2016, I participated for the very first time in Mab Grave's Drawlloween Club—a thirty-one day art challenge in which you create pieces based on a daily Halloween prompt. That first challenge breathed life into my love for illustrating. Since then, my skills have greatly developed, and my absolute passion for creating storybook illustrations has grown exponentially.
As evidenced by my portfolio, I'm a sucker for anything spooky, and I'm a lover of unconventional characters with a penchant for mischief.