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.
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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