Gary Tonge

For the longest time, I remember being fascinated by colour. Colours hold so much feeling for me. From a very early age I can remember just staring at pictures in books, the colours just mesmerising me. It's the power of colour that inspired my passion for drawing. I started using computers for my artwork in 1984, using a very crude package on an Atari 800XL. I was soon hooked. My obsession with art coupled with my love of games lead me to find a vocation in the computer entertainment industry. I have been applying myself in this field for 13 years and in that time have seen computers come on incredibly. From my very early professional years attempting to create a discernible image from of a small cluster of wrong-shaped, low resolution, two-colour pixels all the way to now. Where computers are making what was once a very arduous job into an easy task and impossible ones into simply - hard projects! 

This however is only part of the things I would like to accomplish during my life. I have been yearning for another angle to project my art. Something to give balance to my other works. And with this I think I have found it. 

What I can only describe as an undeniable side affect of my over-exercised imagination, constantly seeing images that urge me to draw them. Unfortunately, until recently I have not been acting upon these impulses. However, I have decided to find out what happens when I let just MY imagination loose. On this site you will be able to see a growing number of pictures, as I attempt to bring as much of this space orientated imagery to life. 

For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with space and my own recurring thoughts on what is out “there”. And the older I become the more vivid my thoughts are. Just looking at a Hubble Space Telescope picture is a mind opening experience. These pictures show so much, yet we are so far away. I want to try and purvey what is, or could be out there from another perspective, not the isolated position we hold in the universe. There could be any manner of sights in the far reaches of space and I long to bring my interpretation of them to life for others to share. I hope you enjoy what you see.

His images can be seen on his website at:

Image titles

Upper right: "Granduni Urantia"

Lower right 1: An image chart of a portion of the Grand Universe and beyond

Lower right 2: "Masteruni Urantia"

Lower right 3: "Welcome Home Urantia"

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