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Fantasy Art Wall Jim Burns

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Jim Burns (born Apr. 1948 (72 years ago)) is a Welsh artist born in Cardiff, Wales.

In 1966 (54 years ago) he joined the Royal Air Force, but soon thereafter he left and signed up at the Newport School of Art for a year's foundation course.

After that, he went on to complete a 3-year Diploma in Art and Design at St. Martin's School of Art in London. When he left St. Martin's in 1972 (48 years ago) he had already joined the recently established illustration agency Young Artists. He has been with this agency, later renamed Arena, ever since.

He is today a contemporary British science fiction illustrator. His work mostly deals with science fiction with erotic overtones. His paintings are generally intricate photo-realistic works of beautiful women set against advanced machines and spaceships. While his preparatory sketches are more erotically focused, his final works and published book covers have a more academic tone portraying far off and imaginary worlds.

Apart from book and game covers, Burns briefly worked with Ridley Scott on Blade Runner. He has also had books of his own works published, including Lightship, Planet Story (written by Harry Harrison), Mechanismo, Transluminal, and Imago.

Burns won the Hugo award for best professional artist three times—the only non-American ever to have won it—and has also been awarded 12 BSFA awards. Well regarded in fandom, he was artist guest of honour at the 1987 (33 years ago) Worldcon.


Work by the artist includes cover art for:
The Fury of Dracula (1987, 33 years ago) a boardgame by Stephen Hand
Two books by Daniel Keys Moran
Armageddon Blues (1988, 32 years ago)
The Long Run (1989, 31 years ago)
Over thirty books by Robert Silverberg including The Face of the Waters (1991, 29 years ago)
Aristoi (1992, 28 years ago) by Walter Jon Williams
Upland Outlaws (1993, 27 years ago) by Dave Duncan
Infinity's Shore (1996, 24 years ago) by David Brin
The Stone Dance of the Chameleon series by Ricardo Pinto
The Chosen (1999, 21 years ago)
The Standing Dead (2002, 18 years ago)
The Third God (2009, 11 years ago)
The Greg Mandel Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
Mindstar Rising (1993, 27 years ago)
A Quantum Murder (1994, 26 years ago)
The Nano Flower (1995, 25 years ago)
The Night's Dawn Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
The Reality Dysfunction (1996, 24 years ago)
The Neutronium Alchemist (1997, 23 years ago)
The Naked God (1999, 21 years ago)
A Second Chance at Eden (1998, 22 years ago) by Peter F. Hamilton
The Confederation Handbook (2000, 20 years ago) by Peter F. Hamilton
Fallen Dragon (2001, 19 years ago) by Peter F. Hamilton
The Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton
Pandora's Star (2004, 16 years ago)
Judas Unchained (2005, 15 years ago)
The Void trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
The Dreaming Void (2007, 13 years ago)
The Temporal Void (2008, 12 years ago)



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