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Niel Armstrong – you have failed us

I can’t believe that the promises my generation where given have come to nothing. Where is the moon base except in Gerry and Sylvia Anderson‘s creation?

Moonbase Alpha was sent hurtling uncontrollably into space – we, after the cold war’s race for the moon ended, were left earth locked. The promises of putting a man on Mars by the 1980’s just fizzled out when the cold war faded.

Whatever Happened to the Space Age

I did a series of paintings based on the space race…

Bring back the cold war we need to be less complaisant – we need the human challenge. The moon landing brought the world together it transcended nationalism and distrust – ironic considering the race for the moon was funded by Russia’s and America’s fears of extreme communism or capitalism.

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died aged 82. What a waste of a dream. As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts.

Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

La Belle et La Bête

Original painting by Peter Bright.Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 501mm x 1603mmSupplied in the original frame.

La Belle et La Bête  £689.41

Rediscovering the printing process after nearly 40 years has been an interesting process – disappointingly modern inks are not as rich in colour (earthy colours are very plastic like) and modern waterbased inks don’t become part of the surface, they sit on it, which is incredibly frustrating – the reason I took up printing in the first place was because of the absorbed flatness of the pigments. 


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La Belle et La Bête £605.34 Original painting by Peter Bright.Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 110mm x 820mmSupplied in the original black ‘temporary’ studio frame.Buy here from Morgue Gallery ARTIST + S T A … Continue reading ?

Painting – Sid Vicious – Man on Moon

Whatever Happened to the Space Age? by This Window

Whatever Happened to the Space Age£57.17

Original painting by Peter Bright.Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 500mm x 400mmbuy here…

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Notes on Painting:

I have always been a hoarder, newspaper clippings, postcards etc. It is only now that I have decided to recycle them.As an 11-year-old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).I have just been rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the picture above – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.


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