by Chloe Coblentz

watercolor and colored pencil on hot-pressed paper

Inspiration: This piece is inspired by the horror novels of Darcy Coates, as well as the cover art of gothic romance novels from the 60s and 70s. I love the idea of a female protagonist living in an old haunted house and I wanted to create a piece dedicated to that. I included all of my favorite details— branchy trees, a vintage white dress, and a breeze carrying fallen leaves. The story behind this piece is that she's been the inhabitant of the old house for as long as anyone can remember, but there are rumors on whether she is really a living person or a ghost...


Featured in our October 2022 issue, "Haunted"