My name is Lisa Price, and I am a Bedfordshire-based artist. I was blown away last year by some space photos I spotted on Pinterest from the Hubble telescope. With plenty of real-life doon and gloom to deal with, this other-worldly gob-smacking beauty was just what I needed. I’d been painting mainly abstract pieces until then, but wanted to see if I could find a way to recreate these nebula images using my acrylics. It’s been a very experimental process, with the materials and application evolving along the way, but now I’m pretty happy with the finished products.


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Some are based on actual nebula photos (many by successful cosmological photographer Chris Baker, AKA Cosmology Chris), and some are just from my imagination. I rarely use a paintbrush these days, other than for some of the background – instead, I’ve been using sponges, toothbrushes, cardboard, and chopsticks! Mixed with the acrylic paint is a ton of glaze, which helps to give a translucence, and all the paintings are sealed with lots of layers of glossy varnish once finished. There’s been a lot of lovely feedback and several space-loving customers through my Facebook Page and exhibiting, so the next step is trying to get a gallery or two to show my nebula work.

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‘Carina Nebula’

‘Guiding Light’

‘Other-Wordly’