Space Artist Michael Carroll wins 2006 Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award
The International Association of Astronomical Artists has awarded space Artist Michael Carroll with its 2006 Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award. I have only met Michael one time and that was at the International Space Development Conference in Denver CO several years ago. It was in a discussion of space art with Michael that he suggested I investigate joining the International Association of Astronomical Artists. I did join the IAAA shortly thereafter and have consistently renewed my membership every year since.
I believe that my first exposure to Mike's work was through his paintings of the exploration of Mars, a subject that I have lectured on for over 15 years. You can check out Michael's web site is http://www.spacedinoart.com/. In addition to a small gallery of his artwork, there is a very interesting article titled The Meeting of Science and Faith.
You can learn more about the Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award and pick up some background information on Michael, as well as past winners, at the IAAA Lucien Rudaux Memorial Gallery.