ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

There is nothing like looking at the artwork created by serial killers to get an insight into the working of their depraved minds.

So, if you've ever wonder how a warped and evil mind sees the world, or wondered what demons walk through a murder's subconscious, here is a collection of some of the twisted artwork serial killers have produced behind bars:

Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas was convicted of murdering 11 people, with his first victim being his own mother, a prostitute who forced him to watch her have sex with clients. Lucas confessed to killing hundreds of people while he was imprisoned, but these claims have never been proven.

Maybe Lucas painted this terrifying bloodied demon to represent the evil inside himself.

Keith Hunter Jesperson

Keith Hunter Jesperson was nicknamed 'The Happy Face Killer' after he started writing letters to the media that were signed with a smiley face when he was upset that he wasn't getting enough attention for the eight murders he committed.

Jesperson claimed to have committed 160 murders while in jail, but this was probably another cry for attention.

Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez's obsession with the occult is glaringly obvious from his prison artwork.

Nicknamed the Night Stalker, Ramirez broke into peoples's homes and murdered them in a variety of atrocious ways including slashing their throats and bludgeoning them with a hammer.

He is famous for his cruelty which included acts such as gouging out a victims eyes and placing them in a jewelry box. He never expressed any remorse for the 13 murders he committed.

John Wayne Gacy

Gacy is perhaps the most well-known serial killer artist. He obsessively painted himself as his alter ego, Pogo the Clown, who he used to dress up as at children's parties.

Perhaps he was trying to highlight the 'good' side of himself when he created his painting, but he will always be known as the monster who murdered at least 33 men and hid their bodies in the crawl space of his house.

Danny Rolling

Danny Rolling was known as the 'Gainesville Ripper' after murdering five college students in Florida. He also committed a triple murder is Louisiana, putting his kill count at 8.

Rolling gained notoriety for mutilating and posing his victims in order to inflict trauma on the people who discovered them.

Rolling spent his time in prison drawing an elaborate fantasy world, perhaps to escape what he had done, although he showed no remorse when he was executed in 2006.

Arthur Shawcross

Arthur Shawcross who was also known as the 'Genesee River Killer' committed most of his murders after being paroled early for the manslaughter of two children.

Killing mainly prostitutes, Shawcross claimed the lives of at least 12 women, but his artwork shows little trace of his beastly nature.

Eugene McWatters

Eugene McWatters sexually assaulted and strangled three women in a ten week period in 2004.

As you might be able to tell from this disturbing drawing, he has never apologized for his crimes.

Alfred Gaynor

Alfred Gaynor is a serial killer and rapist who murdered nine women in Massachusetts. He has attempted to profit from the artwork that he's created in prison and even tried to sell samples of his hair to macabre souvenir hunters.

(Source: The Ghost Diaries, So Bad So Good)


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