William T. Ayton is a British artist based in Tempe, Arizona & New York's Hudson Valley.
His work deals with the human condition, social issues
and myth. He creates drawings, paintings & augmented reality pieces.
These are some 11" x 17" posters of the Shadow Bay cover I had printed at Staples the other day to put on my studio wall -- we had a cocktail party the other night. Still waiting for the cover image of the book to show up on Amazon...
We shall be doing a reading of Shadow Bay in January, probably at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck. More info on that soon.
The noir visual crime novel collaboration with writer Donald J. Rothschild has just become available on Amazon. The book & blurb are listed, but due to the process involved, the cover image will not appear for a while, so here it is again, below.
That's the whole cover tamale, front & back...click here to find the book on Amazon.
"Fueled by their mutual addiction to gambling on horse racing, a
seemingly innocent twice crossing of paths by Long island sportswriter
David Fisher and clam house owner Joann Landy leads them to lust and
murder. Shadow Bay takes you into a neo-noir world where the morality of
everyday life is compromised. Shadow Bay is a story told with the
graphic twist of three hundred and eighty illustrations."
Another entry in the occasional Narcissus series. This one was drawn with the pen brush, which had run out of ink, so I used it as a regular brush, dipping it in the ink pot. It gave a slightly ghostly, ethereal effect.
Fair Narcissus, 2011, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".
And here it is again, aged a few centuries in Photoshop: