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
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.
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
Friedlander Publishing Group has released a
collectable art trading card set of
and Science Fiction artwork.
Nature Software has released Barclay Shaw's
software art collection.
January 1996, Paper Tiger Books published ELECTRIC
DREAMS, The Art Of
Shaw, a trade edition soft cover with 128
pages in full color.
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
Artwork for GUARDIANS
collectible trading card game for Friedlander
and 3D animations for The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
art direction for Magic Maker, Inc.
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