Barclay Shaw is an American professional artist best known for his fantasy and science fiction artwork.  Since 1978, Shaw has painted more than 500 book and magazine covers, including covers for books by such science fiction luminaries as Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, C. J. Cherryh, Larry Niven, and Frederik Pohl.  Shaw has also been providing digital illustration and 3D animation support to The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) since 1996, as well as to other U.S. government and private sector clients.