David A Cherry Bolian Woman
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1993 original mixed media painting on gessoed double thick watercolor board.
Image approx. 14 x 18 inches
Framed size: approx. 20 x 25 inches
Image used as card art for The Star Trek Master Series card #73. Captain Klaa. Four inch triple matting in black metal frame with plexiglass.
Klaa is a Klingon and a fearsome warrior. He is Captain of a Klingon Bird of Prey. In many respects, he is an honorable person. He is young and still dedicated to forging his prowess and reputation. Nothing would suit him better than to capture the Federation Starship Enterprise and defeat her Captain, the renowned James Tiberius Kirk, in single combat. In Startrek V: The Final Frontier, Klaa has the opportunity to pursue that dream as he faces Kirk and The Enterprise as the fate of two cultures hangs in the balance.$14,000.00$14,000.00Successfully Added to your Shopping CartAdding to Cart...
Image size: approx. 14x22 inches
Framed size: approx. 21.25x29.25 inches
This painting was created in 1991 for Ace Books as the cover of Destination: Mutiny, book five of the Operation Starhawks series. It's author, Deborah Chester (under the nome de plume of Sean Dalton) is a fellow Oklahoman. She is the author of over 40 science fiction books and holds the John Crain Presidential Professorship at the University of Oklahoma where she lectures in writing style and structure at the Gaylord College of Journalism. Aside from all that, Deborah is a down to earth person, greatly loved and admired by her many fans and friends. David was greatly honored to be selected to create this cover for her book. People have asked David whether it was his intention to base this character on his sister, Carolyn. David swears that doing so was never his intention but admits that, when asked to do art based on strong female leads, it is difficult not to let a little of his sister slip into the depiction. In this case, it was probably a little more than a little.$10,000.00$10,000.00Successfully Added to your Shopping CartAdding to Cart...
Image size:approx. 26 x 36 inches
Framed size; approx.34 X 43.5 inches
Mixed media (predominately acrylic)
David was close friends with fellow Oklahoma artist, the late Keith Birdsong, known for his wonderful covers on the books of StarTrek: The Next Generation. They shared a common bond, not only because they loved the art of science fiction and fantasy illustration, but because both were, essentially, self taught. Keith was very skilled with pencil. David was pretty good with a brush. Each had things he wanted to learn from the other, so they got together and had work sessions to do just that. It turned out both were good teachers. This painting was done by David using Keith's mixed media technique. It took David about a week to finish, Keith would have spent less than a day to do it. But then it was David's first try at it, so. . . But this painting was more than a simple exploration of a new technique. Keith had an ulterior motive in asking David to paint it. Skybox had asked him to do a series of paintings for their Star Trek Master series of collectible cards, but Keith's schedule was already full to bursting with much more difficult paintings which would pay far more. Therefore, it was in Keith's interest to find someone else to handle the job. So, Keith was, in effect, acting as Skybox's agent in securing David to do the assignment. The hitch was that they had told Keith that they would need a test to see whether David had the qualifications to meet their exacting standards. After Keith showed them David's painting, he was given the job. David was not paid to do Trinity, but without it he would never have been hired to do Captain Klaa, the Bolian Woman, and others. So this painting goes down in the lore of Star Trek art as a very unique creation.
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Signed and numbered limited edition 200
Unmatted --- 8.5"x11" - $35
Double Matted -- 12"x16" - $50
Your average writer might have been content to lump their short stories together and publish them, but not C.J. She wanted some way to take several different tales and tie them all together, so she imagined a traveler on a space ship passing time with those around her and telling a tale or two to illustrate one point or other that she was trying to make. So, she wrote a story about a storyteller, and who better to play the part than C.J. herself? I was highly amused. I not only got to do another cover for my sister, but I got to do her portrait as well. Great fun.$35.00$35.00Successfully Added to your Shopping CartAdding to Cart...