Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Starwars and the Canadian Connection
I was listening to Jian Gilmeshi on CBC radio the other day, when he interviewed Edmonton artist Robet Bailey.
Robert had been doing what artists do everyday when he got one of those 'out of the blue' from the famed Starwars creator, Jon Rinzler.
Robert's online works drew Rinzler's attention, and the result is history.
Since then, Robert hasentered into a cooperative process of helping expand Rinzler's visual imagery for a possible future Star Wars production.
Robert received his formal art education at Longton College of Art in Staffordshire, England. Has had a long interest in Military art, and his prints and paintings hang in many military settings.
When I look through Robert's gallery of works, I am struck by stylistic elements which may have caught Jon Rinzler's attention. His paintings are noteworthy for their broad skies, and sweeping earth panoramas and dramatic action.
Robert's personal biography can be located by clicking here.
And his Star Wars page.
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