Piece description from the artist
To produce futuristic and imaginary scenes such as this piece I use no reference material but its content is entirely made up from my imagination. Whether I paint a bird, a butterfly or a flower for example I already know in my mind what they look like and I add my own style and exaggeration. Whether the piece has been traditionally painted or digitally produced there is always continuity in my work. This is very apparent with my fantasy and sci fi art as I am using only my imagination. All great fantasy and sci fi art has elements of reality for familiarity. Its what is added or exaggerated that makes it unearthly, bizarre and surreal.
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.