Arthur Woods is an artist based in Switzerland. His involvement with space activities began when personally witnessed the beginnings of the U.S. space program while living in the immediate vicinity of Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center (1959 -1970). He worked at the space center in the summers of 1967 & 1968 during the Apollo program.
As a professional artist, he has pursued two parallel art careers: as a TerraArtist, he has developed an extensive oeuvre of hyper-realistic nature paintings; as an AstroArtist, he is an early practitioner in the field of the astronautical arts by having initiated and realized a number of art-in-space projects beginning in 1985 including the Cosmic Dancer (1993) and Ars Ad Astra – The 1st Art Exhibition in Earth Orbit (1995) that were sent to the Mir space station. Additional art-in-space interventions are presently under development. His goal has been to introduce, nurture and expand a cultural dimension to humanity’s astronautical endeavors.
His work has been exhibited in a number of international space and art exhibitions. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
He is co-author of the ”Space Option” concept – an evolutionary plan to meet the basic and anticipated needs of humanity through the utilization of near Earth resources.
Currently, he is the “Resident Artist” of Greater.Earth – an online platform and video blog dedicated to developing a new perception of our planet and his personal space program.