The Hubble image is actually Pismis 24 and NGC 6357 but to me it looks like a creche for the birth of stars. About 8000 light-years from Earth, it is in the constellation Scorpius. This was a painting I throughly enjoyed creating and I am now ready to begin new art projects. I left out some distracting elements from the original Hubble image and made the star in the cocoon at the bottom much larger to get my point across.
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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