Open studio event, Sunday Nov. 17 from 2-4pm. Please contact us (bottom link on sidebar) for more info.
Fall 2013 "The Strange Case of the Tragic Hero" monochrome acrylic painting on cardboard (at right) will be on show at the Limner Gallery in the "Show of Heads", Hudson NY from Oct 24-Nov 24. More details & dates here.
blog contains many of his experiments with animated
GIFs, as well as other artwork not on display elsewhere.
The painting of UDHR Article 5 is featured on this new book
by Italian professor Silvia Scarpa & published by UniversItalia.
For more details, please
Ayton has a one-page feature in Direct Art magazine volume
19 (page 29) entitled "Scenes from an Impending Apocalypse" with
4 recent works represented.
Bay, the noir visual novel with writer Donald
J. Rothschild, is available now from Amazon.
There was a reading at Oblong
Books, Rhinebeck NY, on January
The Book of Souls in Direct Art magazine volume 18, please
A collaborative chapbook with NZ poet, Jack
from The Puppet Oresteia contains 24 drawings
and a color cover by Ayton. Now
available as a print-on-demand
publication from Amazon and Lulu.
Ayton's most recent works: NEW2014
Gallery, and 2013
For the other galleries, please see the navigation links
on the left side of this and almost every page.
web site of British artist William T. Ayton (now
resident in Rhinebeck in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York).
The artist's work inhabits the interface between myth, the human
condition, beauty & imagination. Ayton's art has variously
been described as surrealistic, symbolist, mystical, visionary
the artist via e-mail:
you wish to inquire about licensing any of the images
on this site for commercial or non-commercial purposes, please
IS A LAND BEYOND THE SPOKEN WORD, 2012 This
is a 5-panel painting (acrylic on cardboard) depicting many of
the artist's themes and concerns. You can see the individual
panels as well as a higher resolution version on Flickr.
HUMANITY 1991-2011 In
Humanity is a series of ink drawings
which was started around the same time as the UDHR series
(see item below). It consists of around 36 drawings
which focus on challenges and problems that the
human race faces or has created for itself. The
entire series, spanning a period of 20 years,
can be seen on Flickr.
BOOK OF SOULS The
Book of Souls is a collaboration with Tim
Lowly (see also in news section below left)
featuring portraits and other work by Ayton, with photography,
art & Photoshop processing / remixing by Lowly.
sheet: click here for
the UDHR project description page
Declaration of Human Rights (U.D.H.R.) was signed
on December 10th, 1948, by the United Nations. In 1991 & 1992,
Ayton did a series of drawings and paintings based on
the UDHR which have been extensively exhibited in Europe
and the USA. Click the image at left or here to
see the UDHR paintings, on a site created specifically
to showcase them, plus the original drawings and a Spanish
version of the paintings created in Seville in 1992. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org if
you are interested in using the UDHR images for appropriate
Featuring poems & prose by Katz, & the cover painting ("North America's Skull") & interior ink drawings by William T. Ayton. The book is published by Narcissus Press (Jan. 2009). You can see a preview page here.
MUSEUM ON THE SEAM -
2007 - June 2008 -- The small painting, "Hiroshima:
Ground Zero" (left), as well as several War Room
studies, were in the show, "Bare
Life" at the Museum on the Seam,
in Jerusalem, Israel. Opening was Oct 12th, it ran
until June 2008. Click here to
see the invitation to the show. The show featured 42 artists
from around the world, including Anselm Kiefer, Bruce
Nauman, Bill Viola, Sophie Calle & William
Kentridge. Curator: Raphie
Etgar. Update: the Hiroshima painting apparently remained on show until February 2009.
Room is an anti-war installation of four wall-sized painted
panels by Ayton showing the four faces of war. We
have uninstalled the two versions from sites in New
City and Poughkeepsie (September 2004).
of the works on this website have also been on show in
in Washington, DC & Milwaukee, WI, with more shows on
the way. Visit The
T. Ayton is represented in the upstate New York region
by the Limner Gallery of Hudson, NY. The gallery is located
at 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534. Phone: 518-828-2343. Click
here for the gallery's home page, and here
for Ayton's artist page on the Limner Gallery web site.
Here is a selected gallery of
published Ayton images—covers,
illustrations, wine labels, and so on, collected in one
place. More images will be added as they appear.