Roy Alton Wald

About Roy

Roy Alton Wald grew up in Winchester Center, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshires. After graduating from the Gilbert School, Roy moved to Massachusetts to study illustration and design at the Art Institute of Boston. His interests were in painting, lino block prints, and book illustrations.

Roy makes his home in Cathedral City, California with his husband and two dogs. His inspirations come from the creatures and flora of his youth in New England, the California desert, and international travel. Their dogs are his constant companions as he draws in his studio on the edge of the desert.

“Living in the desert with my husband has given me the time to work seriously on my artwork. There’s a lot in my head just waiting for the right inspiration to break free.” Morning walks provide photographic material for reference in fantasy illustrations. Roy’s prior work includes a book cover for “The Memoir of a Groucho Marxist” by St Sukie de la Croix and together they produced a second book, “St Sukie’s Strange Garden of Woodland Creatures.” Currently Roy is working on another St Sukie collaboration, “St Sukie’s Asylum for Deranged Toys.”

Books by Roy Alton Wald Available from Rattling Good Yarns Press