Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in

I love getting my hands dirty and I have found that painting space is the perfect excuse to literally get hands-on with acrylics.

Inspired by the amazing photography at www.space.com, I have a loose idea of what I want to achieve when I start, but I find that a fluid, serendipitous approach of letting the paint lead the way by spreading the dust clouds and nebulas on to the canvas using my hands works best. I then meticulously add pin-prick stars and flares to make it come to life.

Commissions like these are art therapy – get in touch if you’d like one!