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Welcome to the online gallery of my artwork. I hope that you enjoy looking around the website and find it informative.

I also hope that you share both, my excitement and enthusiasm for the incredible adventure that is space exploration, and my appreciation for the thousands of people that have made it happen.

I am a member of the British Interplanetary Society, The National Space Society and an artist member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA).

You will find examples of my art work in the gallery, where you can order prints from. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Doug Forrest
Apollo Arts

Announcements...

Hi everyone,

I'm very pleased to announce that I've just added 4 new drawings to my Gallery.

"Home Sweet Home" is my drawing to celebrate this year's Apollo 13 50th Anniversary. It shows the crew as they exit the helicopter on the deck of the USS Iwo Jima prime recovery carrier, at the successful conclusion of that historic mission.

"In The Beginning" shows the launch of the Apollo 8 Saturn V and was completed as a commission at the beginning of the year.  The pattern of the Saturn V exhaust always fascinated me, as it blew out of the flame trench on the pad. In this picture I've tried to capture it and the incredible power of this rocket!

"Al Worden" is a portrait that I started several years ago, but only just recently finished after his passing in March of this year. I did get to show it to Al at Spacefest VII, when I had just started it. He liked what he saw and signed the original for me.

Al was a much loved regular at Spacefest and he always took time to come over and chat and make people feel special. After setting up my Spacefest exhibit last year and walking back to my room to prepare for the VIP event,  I heard someone calling my name and waving at me from a coffee shop line to ask how it was going. It was Al. That just blew me away and I thought to myself, "shouldn't that be happening the other way round?" What a guy!  He is very much missed.

"Dave Scott" is also a portrait that I started some time ago. In fact that's what I'm working on in the picture above. This picture helped me open up a dialog with Dave that resulted in him telling me the story of the green rock and unbalanced rover that you can see the results of in the Gallery: "Green Rock ... Rockin' Rover" and "The High Point".

Prints of these pictures are now available to purchase through the links under each picture in the Gallery.

Since all shows that I was hoping to exhibit at this year have been cancelled, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this is the only place where you can buy these prints.

Spacefest has been postponed until next year, but these are the dates:
 
Spacefest XI (July 15 - 18, 2021) in Tucson Arizona.

Information for the show is available, through the following link:

www.spacefest.info

If you have never been to Spacefest, then do make the trip. Meet and talk, in this beautiful location, with Apollo and Space Shuttle astronauts, mission controllers, authors, vendors and, of course, the best space artists around. This is the one event, where you can really talk and have your picture taken with these amazing people, without being rushed. Bring items to have them autographed too. This will be my 6th Spacefest, and 5th as an exhibiting artist, and I look forward to meeting you there. NovaSpace really put on a great show.

Stay safe and stay home everyone. - Doug - May 28, 2020
 

Doug Forrest - Apollo Reflections

I was interviewed at Spacefest X in 2019 and asked to reflect on the Apollo Program and its influences on my artwork.

Many thanks to Jeremy Theoret and his company Apollospace for allowing me to share it here with you.

The Space Show - Interview...

I was asked to guest on the online radio program, "The Space Show", at the beginning of November, 2018. It's hosted by Dr. David Livingstone and has been running for about 18 years, with all sorts of interesting topics explored. There is an archive of every one of them that can be searched on the website.

www.thespaceshow.com

This is the link for the show that I'm on:
https://www.thespaceshow.com/show/04-nov-2018/broadcast-3219-doug-forrest
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