In the spring of 2016, I applied to and was accepted into the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA). Having closed off my Hubble Inspired series, this was a perfect reason to revisit the inspiration of space. The name, Beyond Hubble, reflects my process of moving beyond the reference image and exploring the essence of the subject. This style is defined by the IAAA as:
Cosmic Impressionism. Also known as “Swirly Art.” Like works done in the impressionist era, Space Art works in the Cosmic Impressionism style use color and form to give a viewer the artist’s impression of the image subject matter without trying to be technically accurate, highly detailed, or adhering to known scientific principles. Despite being loose in style, the subject matter is still clearly inspired by Space.
For more information about the IAAA go to their website at www.iaaa.org