If there's one thing to be learned from watching Harry Potter, it's that messing with the Dark Arts is a slippery slope to becoming a Death Eater. And if there're two things to be learned, it's that you should never ever tell anyone you know that. Ominously using his own dark art to dress up your pad, Nick Demakes.
Straight from the hand/mind of a Montserrat College of Art grad who paints in acrylics, coffee, and occasionally even blood(!), DM rocks an extensive collection of horror/fantasy art inspired by nature, architecture, and classic scare flicks, which are often confused for classic Cher flicks mostly because they're the exact same thing. Highlights include vintage-esque oval portraits depicting 18th century "gentlemen" bats dressed as a wide range of folk, from barons and counts, to one donning a green leperchaun suit/top hat, to another dressed as a pirate called Red Bat Beard,which only ever seems to be seen with Red Bat when the paparazzi are around...hmmmm! There're also other darker standouts like the chesty medieval lingerie-clad brunette demon Succubus, and a series of java related prints -- painted both with and of coffee -- that includes cafe superheros and a bat sipping a cup of joe called Dr. Java and Mr. Coffey, also the name of a a sitcom pilot featuring Canadian hockey legend Paul Coffey as you've never seen him before (hyper and with a 101 slapshot power rating).
For more utilitarian pieces that'll (literally) wake you up in the morning, ND handcrafts a line of sculpted old-timey two-bell-on-top alarm clocks that he's "frankenstein'd into evil creatures" like a murderous skeleton crescent moon face number called the Moonman and an orange clock with actual wings called Hell, or as they refer to it at Hogwarts -- just kidding, of course. You don't know anything about that.