Dr. Dan Durda is a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO. Formerly holding the same position at the Univeristy of Arizona in NOVA SPACE ART's' home town of Tucson, AZ. For a few of those years, Dan came into our gallery and studied works by all the masters of space art. Unknown to us, Dan was a budding artist himself, and was quietly learning and comparing his own developing technique.
When he brought us several paintings for critique, we were overwhelmed, and took most of them and hung them up in the gallery immediately. His color and technique are outstanding, and our prerequisite of scientific plausibilty was a given. Dan has the sharp insight of a planetary scientist, and the detail in his works is beyond proper reproduction.