Cross Stitch Designs by J Edward Neill

Finally…

I’ve allied with Unconventional X Stitch to bring you a multitude of my art in cross-stitch form.

All my favorite & most popular designs are available.

Cats, crows, witches. Snakes, trees, and surreal ‘scapes. Everything…

For PDF patterns, please head HERE. 

For complete cross-stitch kits, go HERE.

Or…just smash the picture below.

Happy stitching!!


Shadowed Canvas – On My Easel

Shadowed Canvas – On My Easel

Every painting I finish, I film a brief 15-20 second video to forever keep.

It’s a habit I’ve followed over the course of many hundreds of finished canvas and wood panel paintings.

Typically I post them one-by-one on my Tiktok and Instagram accounts.

But tonight, I’ve assembled several dozen all in one film.

I hope you’ll watch and find both relaxation and wonderment.

To enjoy, please click HERE or on the picture below…


Otherworldly – A Coffee Table Art Book

Otherworldly – a book for lovers of surreal, shadowy, magical artwork.

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J Edward Neill’s second art book, Otherworldly reveals an undiscovered universe of unique and spiritual paintings. More than 120 full-color photos are featured, including creatures of the night, surreal landscapes, haunting felines, dark apparitions, and mythical locales.

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Learn the backstory for dozens of J Edward’s works as he displays a full decade’s worth of his sometimes strange, often ethereal acrylic art.

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Otherworldly offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the mind and work of a contemporary (and sometimes dark) artist.

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Now available exclusively at Amazon. 


The Raven’s Soul Playing Card Deck

An all-new poker deck from J Edward Neill
Features original art in a classic 54-card playing deck (with jokers.)
Ravens, crows, dark & shadowy birds…all depicted on buttery smooth, durable casino card stock.
Now available! (Not to be confused with Wisdom of the Raven Oracle, which is HERE.)
Click the pic below to get yours tonight!
Also available here:

The Surreal Background Project by J Edward Neill

A new art project begins.
Surreal, abstract backgrounds for other artists to use.
Or…
For collectors to hang right on the wall.
This collection of backgrounds is meant for YOU, the artist, to paint your subject matter atop my surreal landscapes. I’ve created them in my signature style, acrylics on wood panel, ready for painting…or for hanging.
These are shipped unsigned and unvarnished. (Varnishing and signing available by request, for those who want to hang these artworks as-is.)
I’m able to create these in almost any color combination, on any size or style canvas. Message me on Facebook, Instagram, or Etsy if you’d like to place a special request.
To view the backgrounds currently available, click the pic below.

 

Cats, Crows, & Witches – All New ShadowArtFinds Prints!

An all new year…

An all new selection of shadowy, surreal art prints & original paintings from Shadow Art Finds.

Featuring haunted cats, moody crows & ravens, and deadly serious witches.

Click the pics below to be spirited away to my shop!


Click below for haunted (yet adorable) cats & kittens.

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Click below for shadowy sorceresses of the night.

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Click below for dark & clever crows & ravens.

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Diamond Art by J Edward Neill

A new alliance between J Edward Neill (Shadow Art Finds) and DAC (Diamond Art Club) has been forged.
Two paintings converted to diamond art, and many more on the way.
If you’re a lover of diamond art, and you dig haunted cats or surreal, soulful artwork, click the pixel cat below and check it out!

 

 

Wisdom of the Raven Oracle – A Crash Course Introduction

 Wisdom of the Raven Oracle

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An all new deck from J Edward & Heather Neill

Now available at Etsy – ShadowArtFinds

Wisdom of the Raven contains 52 cards, featuring all original artwork by J Edward Neill.

The theme? Ravens, crows, & corvids imparting sacred knowledge…

Guidebooks


A free downloadable PDF is here: Wisdom of the Raven Oracle FREE PDF

 For physical guidebooks, they’re available at Amazon.

For those with Kindles or other e-readers, head here.


Find Wisdom of the Raven Oracle at Etsy – ShadowArtFinds and Amazon.

Individual decks, as well as discounted reseller bundles, are available.

Also…a series of six special edition prints (including full oracle card text) is available. These prints are HERE.

For a complete video discussing the cards, click the pic below!


Six Tarot & Oracle Decks by Artist J Edward Neill

Wisdom of the Raven Oracle

Shadowy, swift ravens dispensing deep life wisdom. A 52-card deck featuring all original art by J Edward Neill. If you love ravens, crows, & corvids, this deck is perfect for you!

Additional details are HERE.


Haunted Cat Tarot

A full 78-card tarot deck with a surreal, shadowy feline art theme. All the darkest cats packed into one lustrous deck. Featuring the suits of Chalices, Moons, Tombs, & Staves. If you love cats and tarot, this is the deck for you!


Spirits & Shadows Oracle

An intuitive 52-card oracle deck in which card readers divine their own personal meanings from each card. Features colorful, sometimes surreal artwork. Creatures, landscapes, and serene (often shadowy) realms. Spirits & Shadows is the very first of J Edward’s card decks.


Dreams & Incarnations Oracle

A 52-card deck focused on dream meanings and the archetypes/incarnations we wish to become, Dreams & Incarnations is an intuitive, spiritual deck meant to illuminate our truest selves. Featuring J Edward’s most surreal artwork yet, with plenty of moons, shadowy creatures, and colorful landscapes.


Shadow Journey Tarot

A deep and serious tarot deck, Shadow Journey echoes the journey we must all take in life. Artistically, it follows the adventures of a lone shadow girl as she wanders through strange, dark, and surreal realms in search of herself. She’ll meet plenty of friends (Skelly) and foes (Cloaks) along her way. This is our newest, deepest tarot deck.


Fearless Felines Oracle

The darkest cats are our greatest guardians, or so goes this deck. Features 52 cards with more dark feline art. The theme here is protection and empowerment, with each cat urging you to be the most powerful version of yourself. Fearless Familiars is meant to be used in tandem with Haunted Cat Tarot, but can also be used alone.


The Reason Why – The God That Failed

 

How do you write a comic book?

I had crafted terrible, terrible stories throughout my youth. I have a blue beat-up notebook with the ongoing tales of the Threats based on the adventures of my sister and friends. I had various files on the computer with a bullet list style outline of ideas here or there but there was never a real chance to actually get a comic going. And then somehow I found myself with a very random opportunity after spending a few months talking about writing in the back of a comic shop.

There were some artists who met up there as well and somehow there was an opportunity to do something short. 8-pages.

I didn’t go back to any of my old ideas. In fact, I wasn’t really sure how to go about writing a script for an artist. I don’t think I’d really seen anything at that point. But there was a bigger problem:

I didn’t have an idea.

It was a struggle to try and find some kernel of an idea. Sure I had 60 issue epics planned out, but only 8 pages? What in the world could I tell in such a short amount of time?

And then it hit me one day while I was at work. Over the next 10 minutes I roughed out the full script on a bunch of scrap papers. The idea of having a hero who had a very limited time in the world. I don’t know if I was feeling my own mortality as I approached my 30s or if there was something about comic book heroes never getting to see the last of their stories, but that’s what I set out to do.

Again, it was a bare bones script at best that I handed the artist, John Etienne, the next meeting. He might have asked a couple of questions, I can’t remember. All I knew was there was a chance this bit of words on a couple of pages might get transformed into something bigger.

 

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Since the internet loves a list, here are 9 things (Why 9? Because that’s how many I came up with!) about my first comic that might strike your fancy, a behind the scenes, if you will:

1- John Etienne was the artist on the story. The only reason that Etienne was my artist is because I had approached him a couple of months earlier, before the idea of doing an anthology was even a real thought in anyone’s head. However, it wasn’t because I had this story lined up. No, instead I had wanted him to draw an 8 page Moon Knight story for me (not sure what my goal there would have been). Lucky for me he didn’t have time right then to work on anything, and when the anthology project was finally launched I had a story of my own.

2- John Etienne happens to know my Mother-in-Law. She played a trick on him once the comic was out by telling him that not only had she gone to Dragon Con, but she had bought this comic book and wondered if he was the artist on it. “I always go to Dragon Con, and I love comic books”. After a few dumb-founded seconds she fessed up, but both of them later relayed the story to me (and the look on his face as he wasn’t sure if he’d stepped into Bizzaro world or not). I believe Etienne’s words were to me that he just couldn’t see her at Dragon Con. Though, I would pay good money to see her downtown on Labor Day weekend.

3- There was some debate about the order of the stories within the book. I generally like to be the nice guy about most things, but by my thinking I believed you either wanted to be the first story or the last story in the book (actually we all may have thought those spots were the best). I ended up with the last story position, but when the first story ended up delayed (or abandoned, I can’t remember) everyone agreed to put The God That Failed into the first position. Again, I have to thank Etienne for actually being the first one finished with his pages which made the choice fairly easy plus they looked pretty damn good as well, which did not hurt our cause).

4- I mentioned in the blog that my favorite superheroes are Spider-Man and The Flash. The God That Failed was my idea of what would happen to a guy who received the abilities of The Flash, but that power was burning him up inside.

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5- In my original script, page 7 was actually page 6, and page 6 was page 7. Given the way the narration was done the story wasn’t as much linear as it was a guy talking about his friend who was disappearing from the world. When I actually saw the finished pages I had those two flipped given the way the story played out. That being said, page 7 is a “what if” moment, not something that the character actually did (he didn’t need to get more power, he already had way too much).

6- Though I love the serialized format of comic books, this was always a stand-alone story… a cautionary tale, a new myth or something. Thus began my apparent need to tell complete stories (done in one) in comics. That continued with The Gilded Age. But the real reason that I didn’t want to have him as a new hero for future stories was that I had no idea if or when I’d ever get a chance to do more comics. And as a reader there is nothing more frustrating than buying a comic that says “To Be Continued” and then not ever finding the rest of the story.

7- The main character’s name was John Smith; however, it wasn’t because two Johns worked on the story. I wanted a generic name, someone who might be easily forgotten regardless of all the good deeds he might have done. That fear is something that I know I have and I was channeling that fear into John Smith. This is really summed up to me on pages 5 & 6 but mostly in panel 4 on page 5. John carving into the Easter Island statues is not him destroying something precious; it is his attempt to prove that he existed at all. I sometimes wonder if he did that all over the world.

8- The title is taken from the title of a song on Metallica’s Black Album. I just liked the way it sounded, and since superheroes many times are considered gods, it fit exceptionally well in my mind.

Now I probably owe them money or something.

9- My favorite page of the story is the last one. I think (I hope) that I dodged becoming too preachy by having that last panel thrown in there. I love the idea of another what if… this one being, of course, what if John Smith had lived. The shot of The Fruit Fly conjures up memories of a 10-year old me. I think he would have gotten a kick out of that.

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I’m not sure John truly knew how excited I was to start seeing those pages. And while the narration and idea was mine, it wouldn’t be anything without his wonderful artwork. He took a bare script and made it look like a true comic story. And when he was done, that’s when I got that first true rush I hope everyone who creates something gets when they see it finished. It’s an odd moment where you know no matter what else happens, a little piece of you exists in the world. Something permanent which sprang from your mind.

My own Easter Island carving if you will.

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John McGuire is the writer of the sci-fi novel: The Echo Effect.

He is also the creator/author of the steampunk comic The Gilded Age. If you would like to purchase a copy, go here!

Click here to join John’s mailing list and receive preview chapters of upcoming novels, behind the scenes looks at new comics, and free short stories.

His other prose appears in The Dark That Follows, Hollow Empire, Tales from Vigilante City, Beyond the Gate, and Machina Obscurum – A Collection of Small Shadows.

He can also be found at www.johnrmcguire.com

Top Ten Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Etsy Shop

Hi everyone.

I’m J Edward and I’ve been using Etsy for 7+ years.

I’m not here to tell you that Etsy is perfect or even that it’s the best option out there.

But I did make a video describing ten ways to improve your experience and make the most out of your Etsy shop.

Click the pic below to watch.



Visit ShadowArtFinds (my shop) HERE. 

Wintermoon Manor – A Painting Walkthrough

Hi everyone.

I’m J Edward.

I usually paint surreal, shadowy creatures and dark landscapes.

But over the last week, I’ve painted my annual wintry mansion. It’s been a theme for four years running. I paint one per year, and I hope to continue the tradition forever.

So then…

For Wintermoon Manor (this year’s painting) I photographed the canvas several times along the way.

And now I’d like to share…


It began with a swirly, color-saturated background. Most important here was the snow. I needed it to appear stark beneath the sky. I wasn’t particularly careful with every detail in the sky. I knew the house would block much of it out. The outline sketch above, I made using a soft-tipped charcoal pencil. (Easily painted over. Easy to erase any mistakes.)


The very first portion of the house. Note the snowdrifts collecting on the eaves and in the windows. I aimed for a rustic, medieval feel. Small windows. Big doors.


Now we’re getting somewhere. I caught my palette in this photo. It’s an absolute mess, coated with about a hundred paintings worth of acrylic. In any event, the moonlight is just barely kissing the rooftops here.


When painting this one, I imagined myself living in the house. Preferably with several cats, otherwise alone. Here we can see a big, moon-touched roof. It took about 300-400 brushstrokes just to get the lighting and texture where I wanted them.


At this stage, I still hadn’t added the actual moon. Perhaps it was hidden behind the clouds. See those big circular windows? I imagine they’d be hard to clean, but during sunny days would allow the light to invade the house in a very interesting way.


 

The right-side tower…complete. While painting this one, I listened to a variety of instrumental soundtracks, particularly Ludwig Goransson’s Oppenheimer. It evoked the kind of stark, lonely mood this painting seemed to require.


The house is almost complete here. Only a few touches of snow and shadow (the fine details) remained. Obviously the foreground needed more texture, and of course the distant background. When I reached this stage, I couldn’t help but wonder how many people would live here. Truthfully, I could live here with just my cat. But then again, cleaning everything would be impossible. 🙂


It may seem hard to believe, but I only used two brushes for the entire painting. The big one (my most trusty companion) for the background, and the knife-edge wedge brush for everything else. I like to keep it simple.


My color selection for Wintermoon Manor was quite simple. A base of grey and titanium, a few touches of soft blue and sienna in the sky, and umber undertones for the house. The key was not to use too much black or white. I wanted those two to show up for deep shadows and bright snowdrifts only.


And now at last…the final painting. The moon, I wanted off-center to break up the relative symmetry of the house. The trees here feel stark and distant. I imagine it was juuuuust about to being snowing. Note the subtle yet important foreground textures. Somewhere under the shallow snowdrifts, ancient stairs lay unused.


On the easel before varnishing. I snapped this photo just after sunrise. Who can sleep when there’s art to be done??


Wintermoon Manor is now available in my shop. It’s the fourth in the series, and my favorite thus far.

Below I’ve included last year’s winterscape (Of Snow and Shadow) for a nice comparison.

Please enjoy…

Of Snow and Shadow

 

Gothic Shirts & Hoodies from Shadow Art Finds

All New Apparel from Artist J Edward Neill


Mortalis Women’s Racerback Tank

Mortalis Hoodie

Mortalis Unisex T Shirt

 

The Moon Silky Soft Pullover Hoodie

The Magician Silky Soft Pullover Hoodie

The Moon Lightweight Women’s Racerback Tank

The Devil Lightweight Women’s Racerback Tank

The Magician Lightweight Women’s Racerback Tank

The Magician Silky Soft Unisex T Shirt

The Moon Silky Soft Unisex T Shirt

The Underkey Women’s Racerback Tank

The Dance Eternal Women’s Racerback Tank

I See You Women’s Racerback Tank

The Underkey Unisex T Shirt

The Dance Eternal Unisex T Shirt

I See You Unisex T Shirt


See More Apparel Right HERE. 

Get the Original Paintings, Art Prints, & Tarot Decks HERE.

Five Questions to Ask Your Tarot Cards

Five Questions to Ask Your Tarot Deck


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Caffeine for the Soul

 

Perhaps there’s something you love to do.

This activity, this place, or this recurring moment in your life is special to you.

You know it…way deep down.

But…

You may have found yourself drifting away from it.

You’ve been too busy. Or possibly distracted.

And now, with your cards in hand, you’ve decided to get back to what’s important.

So ask your cards:

“How can I revitalize myself and get back to doing what I love?”

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Recipe for a Better Life

 

It may be that you already possess all the ingredients in life required for you to be happy.

You might have all the skills, the knowledge, the passion, and the people you need.

But it could be you haven’t yet arranged these things in such a way as to bring you great contentment.

Focus on all the things you currently have in life, and on the things you know you are capable of doing.

Now ask the cards:

“To be happy, how should I put it all together?”

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S.O.S.

 

It’s hard sometimes to know who’s okay and who’s hurting.

The signs are never the same.

Perhaps there’s someone in your life – a friend, a coworker, or a family member who is in need of your help.

Maybe there’s someone who needs more…

…from you.

And maybe they’re not able to express it by themselves.

With an open mind, and with concentration on those who are closest to you, ask the cards whether there might be someone who needs you, and furthermore what you can do to help them.

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The Unicorn

 

To some extent, nearly everyone idealizes things in their life.

We idealize situations.

And we idealize people.

If you’re in a relationship, whether brand new or well-developed, and you’re guilty of idealizing your mate (in other words, you regard them as perfect or better than in reality) you may find yourself needing to temper future expectations.

With a focus on your own perceptions and how they contrast with what you’re really experiencing in love, ask your cards:

“How can I stop idealizing romance and appreciate it for how it truly is?”

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Single Card Pull

 

Starting simply, you’d like to know the energy of one single day in your life. You want the vibe, the atmosphere, the general feel of 24-hours of ups and down.

Ask the deck, pull one card, and read today’s feel intuitively.


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Did you enjoy these questions?

If so, we’ve got an entire book of them – 101 Questions to Ask Your Tarot Deck. 

Click the pic to grab your copy today!

Tarot & Oracle Bundles by ShadowArtFinds

Haunted cats…

Surreal, ethereal creatures…

Deep, dark shadow work…

Get your tarot & oracle decks in newly discounted bundles tonight!


 

The Oracle Deck Mega Bundle

One Spirits & Shadows Oracle Deck and one Dreams & Incarnations Oracle Deck


The Haunted Cat Mega Bundle

One Haunted Cat Tarot Deck & one Fearless Familiars Oracle Deck


The Mega Tarot Deck Bundle

One Shadow Journey Tarot Deck & one Haunted Cat Tarot Deck


The Spirits Mega Deck Bundle

One Spirits & Shadows Oracle Deck and one Shadow Journey Tarot Deck


The Five Deck Mega Bundle

Three Oracle and Two Tarot Decks (The entire collection!)


All artwork by artist J Edward Neill.

Guidebooks by Heather Neill.

If you prefer to shop via Amazon, head here!

Shadow Art Finds Tarot & Oracle Decks – Now Available on Amazon!

Now Available on Amazon!

 (For U.S. collectors only. Worldwide shipping is always available on Etsy – ShadowArtFinds)

Haunted Cat Tarot

A full 78-card tarot deck with a surreal, shadowy feline art theme. All the darkest cats packed into one lustrous deck. Featuring the suits of Chalices, Moons, Tombs, & Staves. If you love cats and tarot, this is the deck for you!

Decks are available HERE. 

Guidebooks are available HERE.


Spirits & Shadows Oracle

 

An intuitive 52-card oracle deck in which card readers divine their own personal meanings from each card. Features colorful, sometimes surreal artwork. Creatures, landscapes, and serene and often shadowy realms. Spirits & Shadows is the very first of J Edward’s card decks.

Decks are available HERE. 

Guidebooks are available HERE.


Dreams & Incarnations Oracle 

 

A 52-card deck focused on dream meanings and the archetypes/incarnations we wish to become, Dreams & Incarnations is an intuitive, spiritual deck meant to illuminate our truest selves. Featuring J Edward’s most surreal artwork yet, with plenty of moons, shadowy creatures, and colorful landscapes.

Decks now available HERE.

Guidebooks available HERE.


Shadow Journey Tarot

 

A deep and serious tarot deck, Shadow Journey echoes the journey we must all take in life. Artistically, it follows the adventures of a lone shadow girl as she wanders through strange, dark, and surreal realms in search of herself. She’ll meet plenty of friends (Skelly) and foes (Cloaks) along her way. This is our newest, deepest tarot deck.

Decks now available HERE. 

Guidebooks are HERE. 


Fearless Familiars Oracle

 

The darkest cats are our greatest guardians, or so goes this deck. Features 52 cards with more dark feline art. The theme here is protection and empowerment, with each cat urging you to be the most powerful version of yourself. Fearless Familiars is meant to be used in tandem with Haunted Cat Tarot, but can also be used alone.

Decks are HERE. 

Guidebooks available HERE. 


And of course, all five decks will forever be available at Etsy – ShadowArtFinds. Click the pic below to gets yours tonight!

Shadow Journey Tarot is Here!

Now Available!!

Shadow Journey Tarot

An All New Tarot Deck by J Edward & Heather Neill


The Shadow Journey tarot deck contains 78 cards, and features all-new original artwork by J Edward Neill.

Skeletons, Shadowy Ladies, Dark Figures, Surreal Landscapes – The theme of the deck: Journeying from innocence into completeness.

The deck ships in a lux box with full artwork. It’s now available HERE. 

The guidebook for The Shadow Journey tarot is available both online and in physical form. For those with e-readers, guidebooks will be available on Amazon Kindle. For those who prefer physical guidebooks, they’ll be available at Amazon (Prime w/ fast shipping) right HERE.

 Free PDF guidebooks with full art are available here: Shadow Journey Guidebook

Also…a series of six special edition 5 x 10 prints is available (including full tarot card text) to celebrate the deck release. Check the prints out HERE.

Questions? Contact J Edward at his Facebook art page here.


Haunted Black Cat Portraits by Shadow Art Finds

Haunted Cat Commissioned Paintings!


Have you ever wanted your cat to appear in a haunted, gothic painting?

Look no more… I’ve got your back!

For the first time ever, I’m accepting commissions! They’re very specific, so please see below for all the details…


Available now via Etsy, I’m offering $10 commission reservations for haunted black cat paintings. This is how you land your exclusive spot for a haunted cat commissioned painting.

To get started, head to this shop listing:

After reserving your painting (for only $10) you’ll message me with your request for the following:

Background primary color
Background secondary color
 Your choice of background elements, which are limited to: 1-3 Moons, Grass, Tree Roots, Distant Trees, Distant Tombstones, Pedestal
Your choice of canvas size and material (12″ x 16″ or 16″ x 20″) (Cotton Canvas or Hard Gesso Board)
Whether you want your cat to be haunted (no pupils in the eyes) or normal (pupils in the eyes.)

Prices of final customized paintings are HERE.

After choosing from the above options, you’ll send me a single photo of your cat. The painting I complete will have the exact pose you send. Make sure your photo is hi-resolution and is exactly what you want.

ALL the cats I paint will be black. I will not paint any other color of cat. If your cat isn’t black, and you’re ok with me painting it as a black cat, that’s totally fine. 🙂

ALL paintings will be finished in acrylic and coated with two layers of satin varnish.

The back of each painting will be signed by the artist, me.

Each painting will require approx. 1 week to finish, and a few days after shipping to arrive at your door.

IF the painting is to your liking when complete, you’ll go to a separate listing to complete payment. It’ll be here.

IF the painting is NOT to your liking, you have no further obligation. I’ll keep and sell the painting privately. (The $10 reserve fee is non-refundable.)

For a video describing the process fully, please head here.

I reserve the right to refuse any commission reservation. (If I do, I’ll fully refund the $10 reserve fee.)

Get started now! 


Skulls & Bones, Cloaks & Cats – All New Art Prints by J Edward Neill

I’ve been busy in my art studio.

Very busy…

Over the last two months, I’ve added several all new art series, including a gothic cloak series, bones and skulls, and course…haunted black cats.

Want to see?

Click the pics below and head directly to each series of prints, canvasses, and original paintings…

 


The Gothic Cloak Series

 


Bones, Skeletons, & Skulls


Haunted Cats


And of course…there’s always more…

Coming Soon – The Shadow Journey Tarot

Coming Soon

The Shadow Journey

An All New Tarot Deck by J Edward & Heather Neill


The Shadow Journey tarot deck will contain 78 cards, and will feature all-new original artwork by J Edward Neill.

Skeletons, Shadowy Ladies, Dark Figures, Surreal Landscapes – The theme of the deck: Journeying from innocence into completeness

The deck will ship in a lux box with full artwork.

The guidebook for The Shadow Journey tarot will be available both online and in physical form. For those with e-readers, guidebooks will be available on Amazon Kindle. For those who prefer physical guidebooks, they’ll be available at Amazon (Prime w/ fast shipping) for just $5.99Free PDF’s with full art will also be available on release day.

The deck will be available at this shop. Individual decks, as well as discounted reseller bundles, will be available.

Also…a series of six special edition 5 x 10 prints will be available (including full tarot card text) to celebrate the deck release.

Questions? Contact J Edward at his Facebook art page here.


The Dreams & Incarnations Oracle Deck – Now Available!

Dreams & Incarnations is now available!

So…

What’s it all about?

Click the image below to watch a crash course introduction video!

And click here to get your deck tonight!

An all-digital PDF guidebook is here: Dreams & Incarnations Print Master PDF

Physical guidebooks are here


Cover Work by J Edward Neill

Hi there.

I’m J Edward.

Quite often, I get asked to do album covers, book covers, and other licensed products. It’s time I addressed it publicly.

A lot of artists have complex or difficult-to-understand rules regarding art rights, cover work, commissions, and exclusivity.

I do not.

My rules are simple:

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Album Covers, Book Covers, T-Shirts, & Other Licensed Products

  • If you purchase an original painting (not a print) you may use it for your book cover, album cover, t-shirt line, or any other licensed product. Simply let me know after the purchase is complete, and I will agree in writing not to ever give license for that piece to another person for the purpose of cover work.
  • If you live overseas and are unable to purchase an original (usually due to high shipping costs) and you want to use one of my images for cover work (either for business or personal use) I will accept a one-time payment of $75. For this, I will email you a high-resolution image and grant you non-exclusive rights (meaning someone else is permitted to use the image if they pay similarly) to the image.
  • If you’d like to use an image for your business, cover art, or album art, but the original painting has sold (but has not been licensed) I will accept a one-time payment for $75. This option is for non-exclusive licenses only (meaning someone else is permitted to use the image if they pay similarly) to the image.

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Digitally Downloaded Prints

  • If you’d like to use one of my images to make your own prints (for personal use only) but you live outside of North America, please click on my available art downloads here. Any digital images obtained this way are not to be used for cover work, sale, or commercial distribution. (I’m trusting you to be a good human. 🙂 )  Also, if the image you’d like doesn’t appear available for download, please reach out to me. I can add them very quickly.

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Tattoo Art

  • If you’d like to use one or several of my artworks for tattoos, I request only that you download the images (very inexpensive) using this link here.

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Commissions, Custom Work, Copyrights, A.I. Art & NFT’s

  • I seldom do commissions or custom work. It’s nothing personal, of course. Unless of course you want a custom portrait of your black cat. In that case, head here. 
  • I reserve the right to sell my prints until the end of time. Regardless of any image’s use as cover work.
  • None of my work is digital art or A.I. I keep it old school…always.
  • I do not do NFT’s. If you see an NFT with my artwork, be advised it is unauthorized and stolen. Proceed at your own risk.

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Want to discuss further? Find me via any of my social media links.

Want to view the originals and prints I have available? Go here.

Much love to everyone.

May the art live forever.


A Sample of Previous Cover Work (Albums & Books)


The Dark Art FAQ – by Shadow Art Finds

Frequently Asked Questions

Shadow Art Finds


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What mediums do I use for my paintings?

I use mostly acrylic (Liquitex) on cotton canvasses, gesso boards, & wood panels. Every now and then, I’ll work with charcoal & graphite. (They’re not so fun to clean up.) I never use AI programs, NFT’s, or digital tools. They’re just not for me.

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Do I offer tutorials?

Well…sort of. My process is considerably different from most. While I don’t have time-lapse videos just yet, I do have this. 

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To what locations do I ship paintings, prints, and card decks? 

I ship originals to the USA, Canada, UK, and some parts of the EU. For art prints, I ship only to the US and Canada, as shipping costs overseas are pretty outrageous. To balance that, I offer digital downloads for collectors to buy and download local to them. They’re inexpensive, and available here. Alas, I no longer ship prints or decks to Australia or New Zealand. Too many issues with lost packages.

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Where can all my available original canvas, wood panel, & gesso board paintings be found? 

Right here! 

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What about prints? 

Here!

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How do I package prints, decks, and originals, and how quickly do they ship? 

I pride myself on very durable packaging. For lustre prints, I ship rolled in a hard cardboard tube. For giclees, usually a flat padded box. For mounted canvasses and original paintings, I ship in bubble-wrapped, double-layered, heavy-duty boxes. For card decks, I ship in lux boxes packaged in bubble mailers. Most prints and originals ship within 1-2 days of ordering. For mounted canvasses, these are custom made, and require 3-4 days to build and ship.

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My shop has a ton of different print options available. What exactly are lustre, velvet giclee, and mounted canvas prints?

I wrote up a special article just for this question. It’s right here.

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Do I create/license art for book covers, album covers, t-shirts, and other products? What about tattoos? 

I wrote up a special article just to cover these questions. Get all the details here. 

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Do I offer custom/commissioned work? 

Alas, never. I find great joy in creating whatever my personal dreams (or my cat) inspire. The rigors of painting someone else’s ideas just don’t appeal to me.

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Why don’t my oracle and tarot decks ship with guidebooks included? 

Good question. To save myself and buyers a ton of money, I’ve made the guidebooks available as free PDF’s or on Amazon Prime for a low price. If I were to ship the decks with guidebooks firsthand, the price would be much higher, both for book printing and freight. It’s better this way, trust me.

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What else do I do with my time besides make art? 

Before I sank my teeth fully into the painting, I published novels, short stories, philosophy books, and more. I was a full-time author, and I loved it! My books are here.

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Where am I located? 

Usually, Athens, GA. But sometimes, Chicago. And other times, New York. I like to stay on the move!

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Do I do art shows? 

Yes. Sometimes. Mostly local tattoos shops, Pancakes & Booze tours, Art & Chocolate Tours, and DragonCon.

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Where is the best place to see my latest work and get in touch on social media? 

Great question. Right here.

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Still have more questions, or maybe there’s something important I need to add here? 

I’m listening. The best place to reach out is here.

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Haunted Cat Tarot – Now Available!!

Haunted Cat Tarot

A Complete Tarot Deck by Heather and J Edward Neill

Get your deck right here!


The Haunted Cat Tarot deck contains 78 cards, featuring original artwork by J Edward Neill.

The theme? Surreal, shadowy, moody black cats…with a ton of charm, grace, and attitude…

The deck ships in a labeled lux box.

As with our oracle decks, the guidebook is primarily online. A free PDF is here. For those with e-readers, a guidebook is also available on Amazon Kindle. For those who prefer physical guidebooks, they’re now available at Amazon.

Haunted Cat Tarot is available at Etsy – ShadowArtFinds. Individual decks, as well as discounted reseller bundles, are available. Be careful not to confuse Haunted Cat Tarot with the already available Haunted Cat Playing Card Deck. These are two separate, unrelated decks. 

Also…a series of six special edition prints is now available (including full tarot card text) to celebrate the deck release. These prints are here.

Questions? Contact J Edward at his Facebook art page here.

A video describing the deck is now available. Click the pic below to watch!

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