DREAMSEEKER

IN WORLD OF HER OWN

IN WORLD OF HER OWN This painting arose from musing on an interview that Stanley Kubrick gave in 1968. When I was young I originally read his comments to glean clues to understanding Kubrick’s landmark film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – but I have repeatedly gone back to that interview and...

MEMORY OF LIGHT

MEMORY OF LIGHT I was honored to paint the cover image for the final book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, but it was a daunting prospect given the massive backstory of 14 books written over a span of 20+ years.Each volume, illustrated by the late...

ELLIE’S DREAM

ELLIE’S DREAM The vision that became ELLIE’S DREAM came to me exactly as you see it here. I was thinking about the Moon Race and the clear cloudless skies of my childhood days in California. The curving structure is shaped to resemble a wind-twisted rocket contrail, something...

Z-WORLD

Z-WORLD Michael has semi-retired from illustration, but last year NESFA Press, the publishing side of the New England Science Fiction Association, asked him to do 6 covers for the collected stories of famed author Roger Zelazny. They told him that before he died, Zelazny...

BIG QUESTION

BIG QUESTION I’ve done a number of paintings which have taken their symbolic cues from letter forms. “Eye” is one example, eye = “I”. As with many of my works, this one employs light as a symbol of knowledge and affirmation. There are two Stanley...

END OF NATURE VII

END OF NATURE VII Up until this point in my End of Nature series, I had portrayed the people who represent humanity in general as somewhat oblivious to the support that nature was providing for them. When I began this painting I thought of the figure as a person mislead by folly,...

DARK TOWER: ARTIST’S DOOR

DARK TOWER: ARTIST’S DOOR Interior illustration for THE DARK TOWER VII by Stephen King. Patrick the magical artist draws the door into existence. Note the 2 brushes on the doorknob.

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