Wayne Douglas Barlowe (born January 6, 1958 in Glen Cove, New York) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and painter. He has painted over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for many major book publishers, as well as Life magazine, Time, and Newsweek. His parents, Sy and Dorothea Barlowe, were both natural history artists.
Wayne Barlowe is well known for his realistic paintings of surreal alien (or fantastic) life. His Barlowe’s Guides to extraterrestrials and to fantasy are his interpretations of specific creatures and beings from well-known science fiction and fantasy literature. His Inferno is an interpretation of the demonology contained in the Grimoire of Honorius. His Expedition is a complex look of the speculative evolution of the fictional planet Darwin IV.