DAVID A. HARDY'S SCIENCE FICTION AND SPACE ART.
PORTALS TO INFINITY
In 2011 a lover of Hardy's work who had always liked the Galactic Tours 'portal' illustration asked if the original was still available. Since it was from 1981 it was sold long ago, so he asked if something similar could be painted. After long e-mail discussions the result was the large painting seen here: not just one gateway but five! Again, one of these is ruined, but not working (it begs a story). Portals to Infinity has proved very popular as a print, and was even reproduced in the Chinese magazine Fantasy Art: Best Artwork of 2011. (Private collection of R. Haynes.).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
David A. Hardy, FBIS, FIAAA is the longest-established living space artist in the West, being first published in 1952. From working almost exclusively in water colours and gouache he has gone on to embrace acrylics, oils, pastels and, since 1991, digital art on a Mac.
For more art, including prints of this and other works, visit http://www.astroart.org
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