Sci-Fi Art from Melvyn Grant, another British Sci-Fi and fantasy Artist who’s career span’s back to the Seventies. Since that period Grant’s produced many Sci-fi and Fantasy’s Illustrations, successfully making the transition from traditional to digital media, and also holds the honourable accolade of Illustrating Iron Maiden infamous “Eddie” character on not one but two of their Album sleeves.
Read a little more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvyn_Grant Artist’s home page: http://www.melgrant.com/
Scan Taken from Paper Tigers 1977 release“The Flights of Icarus”.
** Addendum 28th Oct 2009
Mel’s supplied the following info on the piece itself:
This piece was an oil painting on 20×30in (51×76cm) canvas board (it extended higher to allow for the type). It was originally commissioned as the cover for ‘Space Vikings’ by H Beam Piper, published by Sphere Books London.