My special area is 'space', the heroic age of space exploration, new space, and old space, so yes... anything space!
With a new Space Age upon us, the excitement is palpable. Just in the last few years there were so many advances: New Horizons Pluto images, The first image ever of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope, Space ILs first commercial launch to land on the moon, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch - its second launch, first commercial launch, Crew Dragon bringing astronauts to the Space Station, the creation of the Space Force... So many new approaches to space travel, so many new space entrepreneurs, so many new space exploration and space settlement goals.
What is the best space art? I am trying to find out. Watch as I use pen, graphite, and oil to visualize what’s in the hearts of so many space enthusiasts! Support me for as little as $1 - everything goes toward the art materials needed to share and inspire the love for space exploration through STEAM outreach. Every single dollar will go towards art materials to help me produce space and space exploration images to inspire people from all walks of life; especially recruiting space fans outside the usual groups - helping people who are not traditionally inspired by space to become space exploration supporters! My Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/PercyThomas Offering custom art & graphic design. Contact me for special commission queries.
recalling the heroic age of space flight and looking forward to the new space age! Putting the dreams of space art fans to canvas...
Space and Science art
From Kastalia Medrano's FABULOUS article in The Paris Review (https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/09/14/the-art-of-space-art/) "Humans have always been able to imagine more for ourselves than we can achieve, and this idealism lends a touch of heartache to space art. We can picture the world that could exist, the lives we could be having. But the exploration of space isn’t an empty daydream—it’s an actionable one. In recent months, faced with grim news about climate change and the National Endowments for the arts and humanities, I’ve found myself drawn to paintings of exoplanets and neighboring stars and other places I’ve never seen. On a purely aesthetic level, I like looking at images designed to foster a sense of wonder, divorced in part from fact. Space art is utopian, in a way: it chooses to believe a planet is rock and not gas just because we’d like to visit it someday. In its imagination and innovation, it asks us to envision the world on a much grander scale than we normally choose to do—and to retain a certain faith in the engine of discovery, no matter what’s happening on Earth. As Ramer wrote to me: “The stars are still there, waiting.”"