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.
I love retro tech, old school sci-fi art and 50s, 60s and 70s sci-fi movies. I like the graphics on old tech and I love ray guns. I grew up watching old science fiction films and couldn’t wait for a future of space ships, flying cars and blasters. Instead we got information communication technology, smart… Continue reading Future of flying cars?
These two paintings are abstract pieces based on Apollo 11 moon landing area maps.
I love abstract and abstract expressionist artwork. I love seeing an artist take just shapes, colour texture and composition and create a wonderful painting with balance and presence. My own abstract art takes ideas from NASA flight paths, orbital mechanics and planetary photography.
My painting of the only Soviet reusable spacecraft launched into space – the Buran spaceshuttle.
I am fascinated by the Russian space shuttle Buran and saw one of the remaining ones in Moscow last year.
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 been thinking a lot about the space race and 50 years since the Apollo missions and started to do some sketches for work to celebrate this.my choice of colours comes from colour schemes in retro Sci-fi films like Silent Running . The grey and orange are often put together in space suits or… Continue reading Space Race