I love art and illustration, especially of science fiction subjects. I’ve got prints, some signed, hanging on the walls. In checking the website of Alison Eldred, the artist’s agent for SF artist John Harris a couple of weeks ago, I found some new things had become available. All of Harris’ art is exceptionally well envisioned and executed. There they were, right in front of me, available. The temptation was too great. I bought these two originals:
Alien Emergencies (left)
This 2001 oil painting was commissioned by Irene Gallo at Tor Books for the cover of the book by James White. Harris has produced many covers for White. Gallo tends to give the artist considerable leeway in the image produced. This allows the artist to produce some of his best work, including, I think, this one in particular. Oils on canvas, (20 x 30 in).
Mars Life sketch 2 (right)
This small (7 x 9 in) 2007 pastel is one of three sketches produced for Irene Gallo at Tor Books for the cover of Mars Life by Ben Bova in his Grand Tour series. Pastels on paper.
Though to me it’s extra special to have an original, I love prints too, and while I was shopping, I got these four prints. (sizes shown)
The originals and prints have been taken to a local frame shop, where a goodly amount of time was spent choosing mats and frames. In a few weeks, they’ll be on the wall. I am really friggin’ stoked.