Piece description from the artist
This colorful and detailed piece is very typical of my work. I like to combine elements of the natural, exotic and beautiful world with outer space backgrounds with planets, stars and galaxies. Sometimes I may add elements that in reality should not exist in the scene I am depicting. Sometimes I am asked to be more realistic and work to stricter guidelines. Often I am given a freehand and depending on whats required and whether its a commission or not I like a varied approach.
In childhood, at home, school or art college Gerald excelled in art and related subjects. His fascination with the natural world and the universe began in those early days and has continued ever since. Before becoming a full time freelance artist he gained experience in printing and publishing and for a few years worked as a poster, graphic artist. But he always found time to take on private commissions, exhibit, and develop his painting skills and style. After another two years at art college in the early 1990's Gerald became a freelance artist, illustrator, and designer and worked for a variety of clients in publishing, marketing, and the music industry. Etcetera. Gerald is proud of everything he has done but still feels a great sense of achievement when he sees his work published and printed on a book cover, a record cover, a jigsaw puzzle Etcetera. Today Gerald combines his traditional drawing, painting, and digital skills to produce his colorful and detailed scenes. Bringing to life his visions of worlds he imagines.