“Cosmic Tarantula”, inspired by the image taken from the Webb Space Telescope, it is 340 light-years across. Thousands of never-before-seen young stars in a stellar nursery called 30 Doradus. The background reveals distant galaxies, as well as the structure of the nebula’s gas and dust. This is oil on canvas , 30 x 15 inches. I used only four colours in this painting, mixing the paint with transparent white and medium to create the lighter areas.
Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay Go to the artist's portfolio
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