ILLUMINATED PAINTINGS or ADULT NIGHTLIGHTS
by Vance Mellen

In the dark of the night, Illuminated Paintings are “Adult Nightlights”--landscapes embedded with small glowing objects that may enter the sleeper’s dreams.  Each painting is consecrated against Nyctophobia--or the mind’s fearful and disfigured perception of what might happen in the dark. 

I aspire to be a seer in the dark: to see past, present, and future as one; to see hidden things, often with the aid of divine instruments; to warn of real or imagined calamities.  I place my often self-aggrandizing visions in works of art instead of in scripture. 

Most paintings are one foot panels (approx. 18" with frame) and can be purchased by emailing me. Please find me on Facebook ("Vance Mellen") and/or comment on my Youtube videos.

CONTACT ME: kvmellen@hotmail.com



Abandoned Church (Detail)

The old Gauss church is reconstructed in this post-apocalyptic fantasy.


Story


Self-portrait as Seer



Shrinky-Dink Fridge as Nightlight



 

Story



Cult Compound

Story





Dead End







Abandoned Cars
as Erosion Control






Kansas State Mental Institution -
SOLD
A block from where I grew up.

Story





Warehouse with Momento Mori -
SOLD







Abandoned House on Swirl -
SOLD







Brothers

Three brothers
in search of adventure.




Hippy Van

My non-"stay at home dad" alter ego.



Abandoned Church -
SOLD

The old Gauss church is reconstructed in this post-apocalyptic fantasy. 

Story



Skull with Eyeball






Anatomical Doll - Listed on ETSY

Story






Abandoned Factory
Post-Apocalypse Hideaway

Story





Nuclear Warhead Restrained -
SOLD

Story




TV House





TV on the Plains

Story




Uncle Al and Lighthouse - SOLD





Urine Bottle






Haunted House

Story





Flashlight

Story






Fridge

Story





Snorkie the Mouse

Story






Trepanation

Story





Vance Grave

Story





House Bulit on the Waves






Cistern with Lening Silo





UFO Abduction




Pickled Punks (Babies in Jars)

Story