This is a commission painting of Sinus Iridum 50cm x 100cm
I have been living and working in Ayrshire, Scotland since 2009. I am originally from Switzerland. Since leaving school I have been working in the aviation industry as an air traffic controller which I love very much. Painting, astronomy and space have always been my hobbies.
I have been painting for a long time, initially starting with chalk pastels. Nowadays, I am only using acrylic paint. My favourite subjects to paint are moon craters, playing with light and shadows. I often get asked if these paintings are with a texture as they look 3D - but no, they are painted on a normal canvas. As you will find out looking through my paintings, there are also other space related subjects, such as nebulas, galaxies or even spacecraft. I am very proud to say that I became a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists.
In my spare time, when the weather is nice, I will set up my solar telescope to observe and image the Sun. I am visiting schools and do public outreach to expose as many people as possible to the wonders of our closest star. I am volunteering for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project.
For my next exciting project, I will travel to Tucson in Arizona in July. I will exhibit my art at the Spacefest!!
I am looking forward to your feedback and comments. If you have any questions before buying any of my paintings or products, please contact me.