Doug Forrest, an accomplished artist who focuses on NASA’s Apollo program is launching an online astronautical ﬁne art gallery. At www.apollo-arts.com, Forrest presents space art celebrating the people and vehicles of the Apollo program. At ApolloArts, guests can view pieces Forrest exhibited at Spacefest and other space expos as well as artwork currently on view at the University of Arizona in the OSIRIS REx display. Notably, some Apollo astronauts have added Forrest’s artwork to their personal collections.
As a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) and through his web site, Forrest commemorates the challenge of one of the biggest technological achievements of the 20th Century, “NASA’s Apollo program took place from 1961 to 1975 and profoundly inﬂuenced the technology that we have today. I am honored that my art can represent the accomplishments of these courageous space explorers and their teams.”
At www.apollo-arts.com, portraits of astronauts and drawings representing scenes such as “Pad Lights” and “Roll Out” from capture key Apollo moments. Forrest’s gallery constantly expands as new drawings are completed. All ﬁne art pieces can be ordered in giclée limited edition or open edition prints. “I want everyone to share my passionate excitement and enthusiasm for the incredible adventure that is space exploration.” said Forrest. “My appreciation and admiration for the thousands of people that made Apollo happen can never be described, but I do my best to share a ﬁne arts perspective of these historical events, which will never be forgotten.” In addition to the online ﬁne art gallery, visitors can read about Forrest’s visits with astronauts at space events. An article Forrest wrote for the BIS magazine Spaceﬂight about a preservation attempt to save the last Apollo Saturn V Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT 1) is included, as is an interview he conducted with Alan Buehler, a UDT frogman during the Apollo 15 and 17 recovery operations. For more information, visit: www.apolloarts.com.
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