Frank Lewecke was born in Gutersloh, Germany, and is a molecular biologist as well as an incredible artist. It may come as no surprise to anyone who has cast his or her eyes on Frank's captivating artwork that he's won numerous honors, including the prestigious Clark Bradbury Award in 2005.
"I've always enjoyed reading science fiction and watching Star Trek on TV, therefore the alien worlds do not appear that alien to me," he says. "No doubt about it -- i would love to sign on aboard Captain Picard's Enterprise!"
Frank seems as though he's already "gone where no man has gone before." The artist somehow manages to blend a sense of realism in his alien landscapes, which make the scenes look like places any space traveler would like to visit during an outer space holiday. And that's just the mindset he has when he paints them.
"When beginning a new painting, i close my eyes and imagine landing on a distant world and taking a look around," he explains. "My paintings are the postcards or e-cards I'd choose from the alien kiosk to send back to Earth.
"Of course, there is a good potion of wishful thinking to it because my curiosity for the unknown comes along with my own utopia of a idealistic future."
Isle of Caliban
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