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Oil, 12 x 9 in

Going through old work, I found this 3 hour portrait study from 2014 that I had never photographed.
A Galaxy Within
Detailed oil study, 6x8 inches

We are each a little galaxy of our own. Mind-bending as it is trying to comprehend the 100 billion stars found in a typical galaxy, each of us has roughly the same number of neurons in our brain, performing a symphony of consciousness. Similar too, is the number of atoms that write out our DNA code. We are a staggeringly complex and unique collection of natural components, come together for a short, precious moment.

Large numbers are difficult to fathom, but to be disappointed in the realization that we are “just” collections of atoms moving in accordance with the laws of physics, is to misunderstand the depth of this astonishing complexity, and the billions of years it took to evolve.

“We are the miracle, we human beings. Not a break-the-laws-of-physics kind of miracle; a miracle in that it is wondrous and amazing how such complex, aware, creative, caring creatures could have arisen in perfect accordance with those laws [of nature] … Our emergence has brought meaning and mattering into the world ... It bequeaths to us the responsibility and opportunity to make life into what we would have it be.”
-Sean Carroll, The Big Picture
Blue Bower II
Oil, 24 x 30 inches

Lucky are we to find ourselves nestled in such a comfortable nook of the cosmos. We have evolved, of course, to fit this planet like a glove. Yet for that evolution to take place, a multitude of serendipitous circumstances were necessary. It is possible we owe a debt to the vastness of our universe, which has created such statistical possibilities. From our planet's protective magnetosphere and temperature, balanced in the range of liquid water, to our Sun's stable size and Jupiter's gravitational deflection of hazardous debris, we are privileged to occupy so tufted a nest. It may be the only soft spot such fragile and short-lived biological creatures as we, will ever be capable of reaching – a precious thing, this beautiful blue bower.
Last month I was very excited to announce that this painting has received the Best of Show award in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society annual "Best of America" exhibition. Well, the December issue of the Artist's Magazine has been released and I can now tell you that the same painting has received an Honorable Mention in the Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition in the figure and portrait category! I'm honored once again to be in the company of so many great artists. Go check out all the other great art in this issue on the news stands. You can see an excerpt of the magazine on my blog:…

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Rob Rey
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thkn777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019
You’ve got an interesting gallery, thanks for sharing your work!
hi want to be friends
masterdragooon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You have wonderful gallery, keep up the good work!La la la la Clap  I really like your ideas; you combine galaxy and earth with life, really nice.:D (Big Grin) 
MisfitsTamara Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019
I really enjoy your choice of color palettes and the movement in your pieces. Keep up the great work!
pazhv Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow you have an amazing gallery.... glad i discovered you
ANDREWSMELENDEZ Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
You got some nice stuff in your gallery. i love it!
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Really fresh and inspiring paintings!
fullcolour-canvas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are inspirational!
I'm working on my 2nd art book with my mouse and once I get a tablet I'll become great!it's good to want yourself to evolve because you meet wonderful artists!
MTJpub Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have your cake and eat it too
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FRIEND711 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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