Chesley Award Winner!

The 2019 Chesley Awards Ceremony was held at SpikeCon July 4, 2019 – July 8, 2019 in Layton, Utah. My artwork for the cover of Diabolical Plots Year 3 won in the category for Best Cover Illustration: eBook/Paperback!

“Maybe Tomorrow” 2018

“Maybe Tomorrow” 2018

The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists to recognize individual artistic works and achievements during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were later renamed to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell following his death in 1986. The awards are presented annually, typically at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).

For this anthology I created an original illustration inspired one of the stories in the book. For Now, Sideways by A Merc Rustad is a beautiful, emotionally charged story about a woman at the end of a war on an alien planet. It's not your typical military science fiction and I didn't want the art to be either. The painting is as much telling a story, through the characters, as it is expressing an emotion through color palette.

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Eligible Art for 2018

Here’s a selection of award eligible work for 2018. These artworks qualify for the Best Fan Art category of the Hugo Awards.

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"Perchance to Dream" -- Cover, Paperback, Long List Anthology Volume Four, Diabolical Plots, December 2018 | Media: Digital Painting.

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“Forest Scouts” — Unpublished, Created for the Bird Whisperer Project, December 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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“Spirit Keeper” — Unpublished, Created for the Bird Whisperer Project, March 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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"Maybe Tomorrow" -- Cover, ebook, Diabolical Plots Year Three, Diabolical Plots, June 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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Cover for the Long List Anthology Volume Four: More Stories from the Hugo Award Nominations List.

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“Last Light” — Unpublished, January 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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“Dragon’s Breath” — Unpublished, February 2018 | Media: Digital Painting

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Final Cover