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Winner of Sir Arthur Clarke Award for 'Best Written Presentation', 2005

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Some art featured within this site may be purchased, subject to availability. Prints of any image are also available ~ see Sales page.
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Originals
Please e-mail me for details of any original artwork.

Remember, if the picture you have chosen has already been sold, why not
commission me to produce a piece of original art entirely to your own specification?

 

The 'Portal' Paintings
These circular paintings are no longer available for sale. Although shown the same size here, the top one is one metre in diameter, plus frame with an integral 'hammered-metal' finish (which I also produced, with the aid of Graham Booker, my son-in-law, a skilled woodworker). Each of the others is cut from the previous frame, so is about 10cm smaller.

Prices for these are £2500, £2000, £1500 (Earth, Mars, Moon) - SOLD as set

Earth/Moon
Please note that none of these paintings is intended to be a 'straight' rendering of a scene through a porthole. They are symbolic ~ an idealised view, or perhaps a 'zoom' image. For instance, the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, cannot be seen together in the configuration below, being too far apart. And our Moon looks no larger from Earth-orbit than it does from the surface (right). But this expanded view allows every crater and detail to be seen!
Mars and its Moons
Three of the great shield volcanoes of the Tharsis bulge may be seen here, as well as part of the Valles Marineris canyon system. Until recently this original was on loan, and was in the foyer of the Spaceguard Centre, the Old Observatory, Knighton, Powys. See also note above.

(Earth/Moon also forms the jacket illustration of Hardyware.) All are in acrylics on board.

Moon/Earth
In effect, the reverse of the top image. This is in fact the most 'realistic' of the three, since one can indeed see the blue Earth, an oasis in space, balanced on the limb of the rugged and cratered lunar surface, as did the Apollo astronauts for the first time ever at Christmas, 1968.
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Commissions
If you would like to commission me to produce any artwork to your personal specification, please e-mail me. Any size can be produced ~ providing I don't have to take the roof off my studio to move it out! :-)

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