Artist Don Dixon has been creating professional space and science-fiction related artwork for over 20 years. His spacescapes have graced over 60 book covers, scores of magazines, and are in the collections of Ray Bradbury and Larry Niven. He also serves as the Art Director for the world famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.
Artist says: Astronomical illustrators play much the same role as medical illustrators, in that they attempt to realistically portray an aspect of nature that is beyond ordinary experience, in this case a realm that is too far or too hostile to explore directly. The astronomical artist can take us to the dawn of creation to witness the cataclysmic collision that formed our Moon, or transport us billions of years into the future to see the ultimate fate of Earth.
Below is a selection of some of his countless space artworks. Note: All artwork and images copyright © Don Dixon. Please do not use images without the permission of the artist.
Cosmographica: The Paintings of Don Dixon. Great Space Art Portfolio of Don Dixon 1968-2007. See also Don Dixon Space Art Biography.
Sci Fi - Arizona: Don Dixon Spacescapes.