Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

Queen of The Night “VAMPIRA”

Maila Nurmi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008)[1] was a Finnish-American actress who created the campy 1950s character Vampira. She portrayed Vampira as TV's first horror host and in the Ed Wood cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space.[2] She also appeared in the 1959 movie The Beat Generation as Vampira.[3]

The Legend Herself VAMPIRA

Maila Nurmi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008) was a Finnish-American actress who created the campy 1950s character Vampira. She portrayed Vampira as TV’s first horror host and in the Ed Wood cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space.[2] She also appeared in the 1959 movie The Beat Generation as Vampira.

“Vanity” – Portrait Painting by Sam Spratt

Jocelyn, the female winner of my portrait contest, wanted to be Zombified and brought somewhere into the 1920’s-1950’s. I actually colored her originally with very pastel/flat tones to create something of a vintage illustrated advertisement—but found her appearance too classy/dark to be an advertisement—even ironically so. As a result, I went back into the black and white and started reworking my painting to be a bit more photographic in feel.  Connect with my: portfolio website,  tumblr,  facebook artist’s page and twitter. Jocelyn, the female winner of my portrait contest, wanted to be Zombified and brought somewhere into the 1920’s-1950’s. I actually colored her originally with very pastel/flat tones to create something of a vintage illustrated advertisement—but found her appearance too classy/dark to be an advertisement—even ironically so. As a result, I went back into the black and white and started reworking my painting to be a bit more photographic in feel.

Connect with my: portfolio website,  tumblr facebook artist’s page and twitter.