Joe Bergeron's artwork is richly influenced by his three
decades as an amateur astronomer, which began when he was a youth in
upstate New York and taught himself the constellations using a
cardboard star wheel.
His first forays into art consisted of drawing
superheroes, but he taught himself to paint when he got a summer job at
a planetarium. Soon he was selling paintings and drawings at science
fiction art shows, and he eventualy illustrated various sci fi books
and magazines, including titles by luminaries such as Isaac Asimov and
Joe's restlessness eventually led him to make a series
of trips to the West. While living a semi-hermitlike existence in the
Mojave Desert, he was tracked down by Time-Life Books and asked to do
illustrations for the series, Voyage Through the Universe.
For many years, Joe has split his time between the
remote southern Sierra Mountains of California and upstate New York.
His artwork includes wildlife, landscapes, fantasy and figures,
blending his love of astronomy with interests in nature, mythology,
archaeology, wildlife and mysticism. A multi-talented individual, Joe
is also a writer who's penned several sci fi novels as well
as the childen's book, Cosmic Cat.
large moon of Neptune is surprisingly active for such a cold body.
massive star goes bang in
a spiral arm of the galaxy Messier 83. The vantage point here is a
planet in a dwarf galaxy near the big one.
view from the interior of
the rings of Saturn reveals some of the innumerable ice particles which
make them up. This is a new version of an old image Joe made for
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