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Ad Astral Man

14"W x 18"H x 2.0"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: blue sky, blues, science, sci-fi, astronauts, astronaut, astronomy, space, man, nude

Media: mixed media on canvas

Size: 14"W x 18"H x 2"D

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"Ad Astral Man" is a play on "To the Stars" and is a mixed media painting. The nude man is done in colored pencil and watercolor on paper, and the space background is done in acrylic. He is either exploring space or being engulfed by it, and as always I want the viewer to decide what the meaning is and in this case, what his fate is. This painting has a simple black composite frame with hanging wire.

Long ago in a galaxy not very far away, I was a talented child drawer. That morphed into a love of painting that I have had most of my life. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors. I do portraits, landscapes, and abstracts, and occasional series like wildlife on abstract backgrounds. I'm very interested in environmental causes and often do paintings about those themes. I am now doing an ongoing abstract series based on astronomy, a long-time love of mine. I am originally from Minnesota. I have also lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. I don't really love to move, but I love to travel, especially to central America. Sometimes I interpret my travel photos later as paintings. I now live in the Atlanta Georgia area with my husband and cute dog. My studio is in my home so I can paint at 3:00 am if I want to, and yes, that happens. I'm a night owl painter, because for me, that's when the magic happens.

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