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David A. Hardy, FBIS, FIAAA is the longest-established living space artist in the West, being first published in 1952 (see Biography).
From working almost exclusively in water colours and gouache he has gone on to embrace acrylics, oils, pastels, photography and, since 1991, digital art in Photoshop on a Mac.
This website is designed to serve two main purposes:
- To act as a gallery for a full range of Hardy art, in all media, from the 50s to the present day, including astronomical, SF & fantasy, volcanoes and geology, commercial and other work.
NOTE TO PUBLISHERS & EDITORS: anyone wishing to reproduce any Hardy image in books or magazines etc. for payment of a (very reasonable) copyright fee may contact us at any time. (Please note also the diagrams at the end of the Hardware section.) Commissions are also welcome.
There are also extensive links to other allied websites, and video tutorials.
- To offer his work for sale, both as originals and prints, and special items such as clocks and hand-painted ties. Signed, photo-quality inkjet prints are available in 3 sizes; SuperA3 (£35.00), A3 (£30.00) and A4 (£20.00). Postage and packing for the UK is £3.50; for overseas sales please add an extra £2.00. To buy, just click on the link. Where the original is available, the price is stated (delivery extra). Larger prints or giclées may be obtained on request. If you don't see what you want, please just e-mail, using the Contact Us box at lower right.
In 1957 the Soviet film director and SFX wizard Pavel Klushantsev made a visionary film called Road to the Stars. There has never been an English version – until now! David A. Hardy has replaced the sound-track with specially-written music by The Light Dreams, and the narration with captions.
The movie starts with the life of Russian rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, shows the early rocketry experimenters, and ends with amazing scenes of space stations and a Moon-landing. To see an excerpt click here.
PAL DVD. 46 minutes: £9.50, postfree in UK. NTSC version now available; US address will trigger £3.50 shipping charge. TO ORDER: Please go to Merchandise.
NEW (1 October 2012): Hardy's novel, Aurora, is now available in eBook (Kindle) edition on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com
The music for this film, composed and performed by Alex Storer, is also available for download, along with other music by this artist, at The Light Dreams.