I have been interested in outer space since I was a small boy. One particular book which inspired me was by Sir Patrick Moore and illustrated by Dave Hardy called “Voyage to the Stars”. I was so captivated by the images and text that I was inspired to create my first space artwork using oils on the back of a cardboard box (ironically the lid was from a box containing my first telescope). I still have the picture and that precious oil stained book has now been signed by both Sir Patrick Moore and Dave Hardy.
Many years later I realised my dream in working with one of my childhood heroes – Sir Patrick Moore on BANG! The Complete History of the Universe. A great bonus for me was working with the brilliant and inspirational Brian May of the rock band ‘Queen’. I still create space art, and hope to be creating space art on aircraft windows such as comets, eclipses and the amazing aurora borealis!
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