Birmingham's own 'Space Artist'

He counts leading astronomers as his friends and his imagination has created intergalactic landscapes for TV and film. See how Birmingham's David A. Hardy's work is now renowned the world over.

Live updates

  1. Andy Bevan

Space Artist from Birmingham who's out of this world - full report

Even though it's nearly 50 years since man first landed on the moon, hopes of reaching other planets are still a distant dream - but not in the mind of one Midlands man.

David A. Hardy's imagination has helped the rest of us visualise what life on other worlds might look like - and his work has been celebrated across this one. Andy Bevan has his story.


Birmingham Space Artist works celebrated the world over

Artwork for 'War of the Worlds' Credit: David A. Hardy

Here are a selection of some of Birmingham artist David A. Hardy's artworks.

The 77-year-old from Hall Green has used his imagination to help create scenes for some of the most iconic science fiction and fantasy landscapes.

And as you can see from the following images - even some of his home city's iconic architecture is a source of inspiration.

Volcano erupting in Jupiter landscape Credit: David A. Hardy
Bullring on Mars Credit: David A. Hardy
Storyboard from 1984 film The Never Ending Story Credit: David A. Hardy
Back to top

Latest ITV News reports