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ARSENIC & OLD LACE ! EXHIBIT B by Ray Jackson

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Digital freehand portrait art ,done with a WACOM ,PSE 8,a MAC ,and me .
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE inspired by both the criminal and insane mind !
The “murderous old lady” plot line may also have been inspired by actual events that occurred in a house in Windsor Connecticut where a woman, Amy Archer-Gilligan, took in boarders and allegedly poisoned them for their pensions. in 1907 Archer and her then husband, James Archer, opened The Archer Home for Aged people. 60 murders (including those of her two husbands) occurred between 1907 and 1916 when police finally caught up with her. Local merchants testified that Archer-Gilligan had purchased large quantities of arsenic. “To kill rats”, she said. On July 1, 1919 she was found guilty of murder in the second degree by reason of insanity and was sentenced to life in prison. in 1924 she was declared “hopelessly insane” and was transferred to a mental institution where she stayed until her death in 1962 at the age of 89.

I was born South West of London, moved to the U.S. as a teen now living in New Haven, Connecticut. I‘ve always had an interest for art even as a child, but never had the opportunity for any formal or traditional training. So I taught myself to use different mediums. I left my passion for many years and two years ago I begin to draw and illustrate. This gallery is a show case of my art over the last three years .

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  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

    creepy powerful greatly done work, rasar

  • Thank you for your support Danica

    – Ray Jackson

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

  • THANK YOU so much for the feature I’am honored!!

    – Ray Jackson

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 3 years ago


    So good that it is absolutely criminal!!!
    September 26, 2011

  • THANK YOU for this CRIMINAL MINDS feature !!

    – Ray Jackson

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you !!

    – Ray Jackson

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 3 years ago


    Excellent Image! 01/19/2012
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  • THANK YOU for the honor of this feature !!

    – Ray Jackson

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