This was a very challenging painting. It incorporates the central brightness while still retaining a view of a close up of Orion as revealed by Hubble. I found it technically difficult but am pleased with the result I combined various views and amalgamated them. I typically title my paintings after the popular Hubble image. For this work, instead, I try to convey the inner spirituality I feel. oil canvas, 24 x 36 inches
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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