Some of you know me on Astrogab as Philip A Cruden and may be familiar with some of my astrophtography. In professional life I am a Production Designer and Art Director in the animation Feature Film and TV Industry. Some of the films I have designed include ANASTASIA
, TITAN AE
, ICE AGE
and BARNYARD THE ORIGINAL PARTY ANIMALS
and I have worked on such TV hits as THE SIMPSONS
, THE CRITIC
, BEAVES AND BUTTHEAD
, PLANET SHEEN
and BACK AT THE BARNYARD
for which my company won a Special Recognition Emmy for Production Design.
Although I am very passionate about what I do for a living one of my other passions is the NASA Space Program. In April of 2010 I visited the Kennedy Space Center and was so inspired by what I saw I decided to create some dramatic paintings based on the Apollo and Shuttle Missions. My goal was to create unique, memorable images depicting aspects of the space programs that could not possibly have been captured by a camera. All my paintings are available as Limited Edition Giclee's on Archival Paper or Canvas and as Posters on Premium Photo Paper.
On my site there is also a section called Photographic Ar which contains some of America's great landscapes composed together with one of my moon mosaics, giving the images a slighty extraterrestrial feel. Any one of these great landscapes is also available with one of your own astrophotography captures added to the image in place of the moon. On my site you can see some samples with captures provided by Trevor Woodrow.
You can see more about my paintings on AstroGab at;
I hope you will visit my site and share in my passion for NASA's Apollo and Shuttle Missions.
All the best and Clear Skies, Philip A Cruden