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(Text Copyright © Barclay Shaw 1997)

Since turning to the arts full-time in 1978, Barclay Shaw has painted well over 500 book and magazine cover illustrations. His career as an artist began with commissions to do the cover artwork for sixteen Harlan Ellison titles. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publishing house. His work has received Chesley Awards and numerous Hugo Award nominations. His original art is displayed in museum and gallery shows, and regularly at Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention art shows.

The art of Barclay Shaw stands apart in it's eclectic originality. His strikingly surreal imagery and crystalline rendering style create a unique space within the arena of Fantastic Art.

Although the majority of Shaw's artwork centers on Science Fiction and Fantasy themes, his work covers an extremely broad range of subject matter and use of materials: from painting and sculpture to computer generated imagery and multimedia presentation. His solid background in sculpture and design, along with his active interest in animation and music production, make him uniquely qualified for the new environments of 3D computer art and multimedia design. His art studio includes a full computer graphics system, complete with a digital recording and MIDI synthesizer setup.

… Friedlander Publishing Group has released a collectable art trading card set of

Shaw's Fantasy and Science Fiction artwork.

… Second Nature Software has released Barclay Shaw's Eclectic Collection,

a screen-saver software art collection.

… In January 1996, Paper Tiger Books published ELECTRIC DREAMS, The Art Of

Barclay Shaw, a trade edition soft cover with 128 pages in full color.

Recent projects:

A 15 second television commercial animation for Random House, based on Shaw's computer generated cover artwork for their Del Rey Books edition of Larry Niven's Ringworld Throne.

Artwork for GUARDIANS collectible trading card game for Friedlander Publishing Group.

Illustration and 3D animations for The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Computer game art direction for Magic Maker, Inc.

Clients include:

Bantam Doubleday Dell, Baen Books, Ballantine Books, Berkley Publishing Group, DARPA, DC Comics, DAW Books, Del Ray Books, Fawcett Books, Field Publishing, Friedlander Publishing Group, Galoob Toys, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Heavy Metal, Macmillan Publishing, Mayfair Games, Myers Rum, National Audubon Society, OMNI International, Parker Bros., Penguin USA, G. P. Putnam's Sons, PBS, Random House, Simon & Schuster, TOR Books, Toys R Us, TSR, Time/Warner, Waite Group Press, Whittle Communications, Ziff-Davis

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