Here are some of my paintings relating to Mars, displayed in reverse chronological order of creation. Click on any one for a larger view.
MARS BASE COMMANDER
(Oil on board, 7 x 5 inches, 2020)
As late afternoon fog rolls in, the commander of an early Mars base pauses to look at the Martian landscape and the base's installations on the vast canyon floor. Who will he or she be?...
The nuclear powerplant in the foreground is located some distance away from the base, behind a large rocky outcrop, to shield the base from the reactor's radiation.
In the distance, a SpaceX Starship stands at the newly established launch and landing pad. The pad is located a few kilometers away from the base and over a hill to protect the base from rocket exhaust sandblasting during Starship liftoffs and landings.
Mars Transfer Vehicle Stabilized by Gravity Gradient in Mars Orbit
(Oil on board, 11 x 14 inches, 2019)
Painting depicting a Mars Transfer Vehicle (MTV) in orbit above Mars, stabilized by gravity gradient. By pointing its long axis towards Mars, the MTV is able to remain stably parked in Mars orbit and save on attitude control fuel.