New View of The Lagoon Nebula

Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. December 2015. The original image from the Hubble Space Telescope was featured on the Hubble site in April 2018. Their description: ” A monster young star 200,000 times brighter than our Sun is blasting ultraviolet radiation and hurricane-like stellar winds, carving out a fantasy landscape of ridges, cavities and mountains of gas and dust. The clouds may look majestic and peaceful, but they are in a constant state of flux.” This was an interesting image to paint, trying to portray the swirling clouds and gasses.

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Barbara Sheehana

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

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