My latest painting “Revealing a Newfound Galaxy” is my interpretation of what the faraway GN-z11 galaxy might look like. With the pending launch this October of the James Webb Space Telescope I am interested in what may be revealed. This is the oldest and most distant galaxy, 31.96 billion light years from Earth. In 2020 a team in Beijing reported that over a five-hours of observation, they noticed a brief, luminous spike of ultraviolet light. It may have been the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst, produced when very massive stars collapse. Painting is oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches. May 2021
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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