Erik C. Dunne discovered the Tarot almost thirty years ago, inspiring a long journey that would result in the creation of his first deck, the award-winning Tarot Illuminati (awarded Tarot Professionals “Tarot Deck of the Year 2013”, “Outstanding Tarot Deck 2014”, “Outstanding Illustrator for a Tarot deck 2013” and “Outstanding Collaboration for a Tarot Deck 2013” in the PECTO Awards) with his High Priestess quickly becoming one of the most Iconic and recognizable images in modern Tarot . Erik has traveled extensively and lived for some years in the Middle East. He has retraced the footsteps of legendary kings and queens, ridden camels across the dunes of Persia and like the knights of legend galloped heavy steeds across fields of gold. His diverse life-experiences are matched only by his opulent imagination, both of which manifest in his artwork. Although a classically trained artist, his medium of choice is digital, where his passion for costume design and his roots in the theater are clearly expressed in his artwork. The Colorful and Fantastical story Which began in the Tarot Illuminati has continued to play out in the Tarot Apokalypsis, with Erik’s love of mythology and world cultures being brought to the forefront of his imagery. Erik currently lives in the United States on a small Horse Farm he shares with his best friend and mentor, his Mother, where he pursues other great passions including animal rescue, Horse training and gardening.


Erik C Dunne’s artistic world is an experience of light, exquisite detail and pop­ out­ of­ the card
dimension that will send you on a storybook ride about your life. Bold characters and colors have
worlds to tell you. Jump in and feel your story!
— ­Donnaleigh de LaRose Tarot Scholar

Awards

  • Featured Artist 2016                Northwest Tarot Symposium

  • Outstanding Tarot Deck 2014            The Academy of Cartomancy Arts & Sciences

  • Outstanding Illustrator for a Tarot Deck 2014                                      The Academy of Cartomancy Arts & Sciences

  • Outstanding Colaboration for a Tarot Deck 2014                                      The Academy of Cartomancy Arts & Sciences

  • Tarot Art of the Year 2013

    Tarot Professionals Worldwide

  • Tarot Deck of the Year 2013

    Tarot Professionals Worldwide

  • Most Popular Deck 2013

    Aeclectic Tarot

“Erik’s masterfully illustrated creations bring both depth and passion to the world of divination.
His art connects us to Spirit with pure, authentic emotion.”
— ­Pamela Steele Tarot Artist and Author