Shadow Abuse – Dan Holst Soelberg’s Hallowe’en Studio

Once again, I’m taking part in the annual Online Hallowe’en Artists’ Studio Trick or Treat. Artwork is available for sale from October 1 to October 31, 2015.

You are about to witness incidents of Shadow Abuse. Sounds horrible doesn’t it? Believe me, it is. From my book, Shadow Abuse, I have chronicled the escapades of children who torment their shadows by means that are heartless, calculated and downright sociopathic. What follows are drawings from the book. The original artwork is available for purchase exclusively through this Hallowe’en Studio Tour. Every original artwork is hand-rendered in archival ink on a 30cm x 30cm illustration board.

20% of your purchase price will be donated to Freedom Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization that operates in Ottawa and surrounding areas. With an amazing network of committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, and trainers, they are able to rescue dogs in need and provide them with loving temporary care until a well-matched carefully screened home is found.  You can learn more about Freedom Dog Rescue by clicking this link to their website.

Without further ado, I present to you the terrifying and macabre world of Shadow Abuse. To make a purchase, contact the artist for details at



Lucinda’s shadow was over-inflated

— $600 —


Aeryn made hers feel abandoned and hated

— $600 —


Dane doused his shadow with wolf pheromones

— $600 —


Rosa reduced hers to spasms and moans

— $600 —


Tal toyed with second-hand dentistry tools

— $600 —


Shelby spun her shadow onto a spool

— $600 —


Perth’s was at once, pecked to pieces by seagulls

— $600 —


Dinna did things most immoral and illegal

— $600 —


Bird made his shadow a one time assistant

— $600 —


Pasha proved hers wasn’t acid resistant

— $600 —

Click here to continue on the Hallowe’en Studio Tour.