These are paintings I made to celebrate 50 years since the Apollo mission. They are based them on my amazing trip to Kennedy space centre earlier this year.
These two paintings are abstract pieces based on Apollo 11 moon landing area maps.
My painting of the only Soviet reusable spacecraft launched into space – the Buran spaceshuttle.
I use a mixture of materials, some professional art materials, marbling inks, acrylic and oil paint. Copic markers and Household emulsion. I love the idea of using the same materials as the kids at my school use and not being tied down to any particular technique or material use. I aim to be as experimental… Continue reading Experimental Art Materials
I tend to go on a trip to do research. In February 2019 I am going to visit Kennedy space centre. I always take photos and from them I will develop some drawings. Those drawings will often then develop into large sketches that allow me to experiment with colour, texture and overall composition. … Continue reading Kennedy space centre visit
Sketch for Vostok rocket and final Painting. I discarded the earlier colour palettes.
I was clearing out my parent’s attic and found some documents that were my Grandad’s. He was very interested in the moon landings and had collected souvenirs and information from 1969. It was sealed in ziploc bags. There were some amazing hand painted artwork and in depth information about Apollo 11, including a flight plan.… Continue reading Apollo 11 inspiration
I have always been fascinated by Sci-fi art, space travel and engineering, last year I visited the cosmonaut museum in Moscow, Russia and it gave my artwork a new boost and direction.