Subject Tags: fantastic realism, fantasy painting, fantasy landscape, fantasy art, fantasy, art illustration, illustrations, illustration, realistic, realism, surealistic, surealism, surreal, butterfly wings, orange butterfly, monarch butterfly, butterflies, butterfly, outer space, outerspace, places and spaces, space, astronomical, astronomy, astronaut, moonlight, moonscape, moon
Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
A long time ago humans migrated into space. Their first stop was the moon. Times changed and after only a handful of men walked on the moon, humans lost the urge to migrate further. The monarch butterfly has been and still does migrate from southern Canada to central Mexico. (Quite a long trip!) It is my desire that pioneering humans continue their migration into space following the example of the monarch.
This fun, surreal image gives us eye-candy as the brilliant colors of the monarch butterfly are contrasted with the cold, monotone moonscape. The concept was born out of my fascination of space travel and the surprises that are waiting for us to explore. Great fun creating this image and a joy to look at!
Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Signed oil painting. Edges are painted and the work may be hung straight out of the box or framed.
- standard size. If a frame is desired, this work will fit a standard open back frame. Quality inexpensive frames can be found at Dick Blick. http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-simplon-plein-air-frames/
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.