Maybe Valerie has seen The Shining far too many times, probably The Omen (the original one) or even The Exorcist; the thing is her young characters always seem to be in rather macabre situations…
Well, the young, and the not so young.
Valerie Patterson brings staggering watercolors straight out of Saranac Lake (New York) bordering and playing with the most disturbing situations humans could live. Apparently her works chronicle her life (somehow) but also the world we all live in.
Besides portraying babies with voodoo dolls or the 9/11 aftermath, Valerie brings the very essence of New York (and big part of America consequently) on her surrealistic series, but only on her free time of course. More info & even downloadable images on her personal website.