Today is Halloween, so I was surfing the web in search of a ‘spooky’ image to post on my Facebook page when I came upon this really amazing pumpkin art by Ray Villafane Studios. I was so impressed with the skill of the artists, I decided to share their art with you.

At first I thought these Halloween pumpkins were digitally altered, but they are not!

These are “Ray Villafane Pumpkins”.  Villafane and his team have worked together to carve for the President at the White House,  for Heidi Klum’s Annual Halloween Party and alongside Martha Stewart. These carved pumpkins are famous across the the World!  Martha Stewart called Ray, “The Michelangelo of Pumpkin Carving”.

I read one of Ray’s tweets where he shared a really helpful pumpkin carving tip…

pumpkin carving tip

A loop is a special tool used by sculptors. What a great tip – these loops really will help save our fingers next Halloween!

sculpting loops

Check out the most amazing carved pumpkins on the planet. Ray and his artists are so talented and creative! I love seeing art expressed in so many different forms.

Happy Halloween! ~Lori

yoda pumpkin halloween


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Lori McNee

Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, and landscape oil paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Mag Board of Advisors, and is an Artist Ambassador to Arches/Canson/Royal Talens. As the owner of, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing, and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist. As a social media influencer, Lori ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Photographer’s Market. Also, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses. Lori is also a member of the CBS Entertainment Tonight & The Insider Tweet Team.

One thought on “Amazing Halloween Pumpkin Art Carvings

  1. katana says:

    This is amazing. This is what I always thought my pumpkins were going to look like when I was done with them… somehow they never did.

    Can these classify as ‘memento mori’ hahaha!!

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