Hello, I am an artist and animator based in Connecticut, and I specialize in horror and dark fantasy artwork and animation.

I’ve always had a desire to invent places which blur the boundary between fantasy and reality and life and death.  Drawing these worlds has been an obsession for as long as I can remember. I’m interested in concepts of metamorphosis and transformation, and the relationship the beautiful and grotesque. Some of my greatest sources of inspiration come from the weirdness in the natural world, surrealism, psychedelia, folklore, Victorian illustration, and comics.

My artistic training has a foundation in traditional art and design with an emphasis in painting, drawing, and printmaking. I have a BFA from Murray State University and an MFA from the University of Georgia. In 2010, my growing interest in animation and digital media led me to pursue and earn a Master of Art and Design degree with an emphasis in animation and digital video from North Carolina State University. I’ve have been able to apply my training to a breadth of experiences in areas of production/direction, motion design, art installation, screen printing, and teaching.

To purchase existing original artwork or prints, please feel free to browse my shop.

If you are interested in commissioning artwork, illustration, or animation, please feel free to get in touch through the contact page, nickhelton.com, or email me at nhelton@gmail.com.

Thank you!