Hello, I am an artist and animator based in Connecticut, and I specialize in horror and dark fantasy artwork and animation. Much of my work involves a combination of digital and traditional tools with experiments with digital painting, 2-D animation, and video. I accept commissions for illustrations and animations including book/album covers, intro videos for websites, music videos, and custom portraits.

The stories, art, and animation I produce are driven by my desire to create worlds and characters that exist between the boundaries of fantasy and reality and life and death. Thematically, I have a continued interest in the concept of transformation and the relationship between the beautiful and grotesque. Some of my greatest sources of inspiration come from oddities found in the natural world, Surrealism, visionary art, psychedelia, and comic books.

My artistic training has a foundation in traditional art and design with an emphasis in painting and printmaking. Since 2010, my process has involved a combination of digital and traditional tools and techniques with both commercial and experimental projects blending digital painting, 2D/3D animation, and video. Recent events in my life have led me to focus on making work that is more of a personal expression while expanding on my thematic influences and artistic process.

I’ve worked on a variety of individual commissions and for clients including the United States Marine Corps, The Navy School (Athens GA)  EureekaBI, Catalyst Media, Mattel (Murray KY Branch), Classic City Rollergirls, Cabin, Afrohouse, Vortex Racing, Art2Wear, and The Odum School of Ecology, and the Dept. of Natural Resources (UCONN). I’ve also had the opportunity to work as a an assistant production designer and motion graphics artist for the Harry Partch Institute Ensemble’s performance of Partch’s The Wayward at Carnegie Hall.

If you are interested in commissioning art, illustration, or animation, please feel free to contact me through this website or email me at nhelton@gmail.com.

To purchase existing original artwork or prints, please take a look at my shop.

To commission a custom pet portrait, follow this link: Green Blanket Portrait 



Contact Me

Nick Helton
Andover, CT
Phone: 706-207-0281
Email: nhelton@gmail.com