William T. Ayton is a British artist living in Upstate New York, USA. His work has been shown extensively internationally and can be seen on the Internet at www.ayton.net, among other places.
His work is often monochromatic and investigates personal and adapted mythologies, as well as delving into the deeper reaches of the human psyche. Much of his work depicts the struggle between the forces of darkness and light. Although the works are mostly ink or paint on paper, their execution gives them the intensity of finished works rather than sketches.
Spontaneity is a key element in these images, which may at first appear to be premeditated - in fact they tend to arrive almost ready - made on the blank surface in front of the artist.
Mr. Ayton, in addition to these darker works, also deals with social and humanistic issues, including a widely-exhibited series of paintings on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His work has been reproduced in many publications, including Tamaqua, The Earth Times, and the New York Times.