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ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Each is hand-numbered and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Joel Christopher Payne is a native Californian artist. Although he had no formal artistic training, at age 20, he would embark on a 22-year digital art career that would be forge through the fires of on-the-job experience. His passion would bring him to design elaborate worlds for 3D TV shows, Triple “A” video games, and multiple virtual reality rides. He was one of the youngest video game directors pioneering techniques is Digital Set creation. His original painting technique creates a level of depth, color, lighting and detail that has collectors asking how it was achieved. Taking cues from artists like Norman Rockwell and Thomas Kinkade, Joel blurs the line between the real and fantastic.