Born Edward Palfrey IV, "Ned" Dameron is a native of Louisiana who turned to painting after studying sculpture and figurative realism with major artists at Tulane's Newcomb School of Art. Dameron’s mother had an art gallery in New Orleans, and dealt in contemporary European paintings - many of which were of the fantastic school; this gave him the idea for painting in a similar vein. After graduation, 1970 he worked for an advertising agency then turned to easel paintings for local galleries, and freelance illustration painting under the name “Arthur Amber”. He lived and painted in San Francisco 1977-1979, and was influenced by the then emerging style sometimes called “California Visionary”. He returned to Louisiana, and since the 1980s has exhibited his personal works, while taking freelance assignments in the SF/F genre. Through the 1980s and into the 1990s, Dameron’s mix of romanticized architectural backgrounds, old-world style, and colorful palette were a good match to the sorts of literary projects undertaken by specialty house publishers, especially the fully illustrated high quality hard-cover book, published in limited quantities for collectors. Almost all his commissions during that time came from two publishers, Donald M. Grant and Underwood-Miller. For their books he produced cover art and many full color plates and black-and-white drawings for interior illustrations, numbering in the dozens for each book - most of which have long been sold. In the mid 1990s Dameron moved into gaming, finding the same opportunity there to build a freelance relationship with one major client (TSR). A selection of whatever is left of his days as book and game illustrator I am pleased to offer here, since from 2000 onward Dameron has turned back to literary small press and private commissions.

 
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Ned Dameron: Up from the Waste . . .
Ned Dameron: Up from the Waste . . .
Original full color unpublished interior art for the Donald M. Grant edition of A. Merritt's "Face in the Abyss", 1985. In gouache on scratchboard with clear coating, 19.5" x 24" signed.
$850.00
Ned Dameron: Beyond the Black River
Ned Dameron: Beyond the Black River
Original unpublished illustration submitted for the Donald M. Grant edition of Robert E Howard's "Conan the Barbarian" series, c. 1980. In brush and ink on IB 40" x 30" signed.
$765.00
Ned Dameron: Kull
Ned Dameron: Kull
Original published interior art illustration for the Donald M. Grant edition of Robert E Howard's "Kull", published 1985. In ink wash, white ink and pencil on IB 17" x 14" signed.
$595.00
Ned Dameron: Kull
Ned Dameron: Kull
Original published interior art - the "tail piece" illustration for the Donald M. Grant edition of Robert E Howard's "Kull", published 1985. In brush and ink, ballpoint pen on scratchboard mounted on IB 19" x 12" signed.
$637.50
Ned Dameron: Kull
Ned Dameron: Kull
Original full color published interior art illustration for the Donald M. Grant edition of Robert E Howard's "Kull", published 1985. In oil on acetate, mounted IB 34" x 24" signed.
$1,445.00
Ned Dameron: Kull
Ned Dameron: Kull
Original full color published interior art illustration for the Donald M. Grant edition of Robert E Howard's "Kull", published 1985. In oil on IB 24" x 16.5" signed.
$1,190.00
Ned Dameron: The Priests Consult the Oracle, Magog
Ned Dameron: The Priests Consult the Oracle, Magog
Original unpublished painting consisting of two original images digitally combined and overpainted in oil on canvas to create a narrative that's 24" x 32" signed.
$1,530.00
Ned Dameron: Within the Palaestra, Temple of Mysteries
Ned Dameron: Within the Palaestra, Temple of Mysteries
Original personal work and one of the rare examples in oil on canvas 20"x 16" and comes finely framed by the artist.
$2,380.00
Ned Dameron: Pnume
Ned Dameron: Pnume
Original published interior art illustration for last volume of Jack Vance's "Tschai: Planet of Adventure Series" published by Underwood Miller 1991. B/W, brush and ink on IB 19" x 15" signed.
$510.00
Ned Dameron: Pnume
Ned Dameron: Pnume
Original published interior art illustration for last volume of Jack Vance's "Tschai: Planet of Adventure Series" published by Underwood Miller 1991. B/W, brush, pen and ink and pasteup on IB 19" x 13" signed.
$467.50