It's perhaps unfortunate that "space art", or more correctly "astronomical art", often conjures up associations with twentieth century science fiction and fantasy art. This is a shame, because the roots of this area of scientific illustration can be traced back to at least as far as the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci. I say "scientific illustration" as the lengthy realist tradition in space art is of most interest to me, yet the concepts encountered within disciplines such as cosmology are often communicated with more success using abstraction or surrealism. As for my own work, I strive for as much accuracy in my depictions as current knowledge allows. While the choice of subject matter one might choose is limitless, I tend to concentrate on the evolution of our own system of planets. This is not only an exciting story in its own right but also gives me the perfect excuse to produce the occasional melodramatic piece!
I am honored to be a Fellow member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, probably the largest and most active organization devoted to fostering an interest in space and space travel though the arts. You can visit their most informative website here