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My wife Helen has finally published her first novel on Kindle. It is called Floodtide and is an epic science fiction tale about a planet being destroyed by volcanic activity and the attempts by a group of human scientists to evacuate the incumbent race before the planet is destroyed. The science is sound but not overwhelming, there is conflict and drama and a central love story. She has had her first sale, but it is an achievement to actually publish and she is still in the process of publicity. However, it will appeal to readers of epic SF and Fantasy and we have high hopes. Further novels will follow. The internet gives opportunities to many people which weren't available in the past. And that is good for diversity and being different.       
The Inner Eye by MikeGould
The Inner Eye
Gel Biro. This started out as a doodle experiment with biros. I used to draw in biros a while ago, but the technology has moved on so I thought I should try again. It just evolved from there and large dollops of psyhchedelic music fed the vision. 
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Age is a double edged sword. Last week I saw the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown at a festival. Arthur is 72, but his voice is probably better than it has ever been, he is still creative and inventive, leaps about the stage like a teenager and inspires people of all ages. His performance was electrifying. He is I suppose lucky in that he has kept healthy enough to maintain this lifestyle. As you get older, bits of the body work less well than they did. However, age is down to how you feel, your sense of wonder, your ability to absorb new things and not just live in the past. I thin k people are born the way they are - some are already old when they are born, some are forever young. I have been a bit lax in my art for a while and at times age has crept up on me and I have had self doubt. However, the last few weeks I have recaptured something of my old self, have chilled and started to regain my creative urge. DA will probably never make me into a successful artist, though I learn from each work I see here and hopefully do improve. However, it is a way for me to put that creativity out there and maybe occasionally it will help someone else.          
Tears For A Lost Race by MikeGould
Tears For A Lost Race
The human race can be so creative if it puts its mind to it. Yet so many do not bother and we can also be such a destructive animal. When I look at the world of greed and war and self interest, I sometimes despair as I can't understand why the rest of the world can't see this as well. No matter how old I get, I still feel the same. OK, I'm not perfect, no one is, and I often regret things, but at least I am aware of what is happening and can try. This painting is about my tears for the loss of what humanity could be.         
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My wife Helen has finally published her first novel on Kindle. It is called Floodtide and is an epic science fiction tale about a planet being destroyed by volcanic activity and the attempts by a group of human scientists to evacuate the incumbent race before the planet is destroyed. The science is sound but not overwhelming, there is conflict and drama and a central love story. She has had her first sale, but it is an achievement to actually publish and she is still in the process of publicity. However, it will appeal to readers of epic SF and Fantasy and we have high hopes. Further novels will follow. The internet gives opportunities to many people which weren't available in the past. And that is good for diversity and being different.       

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Mike Gould
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I was born in London and now live in Peterborough near Cambridge with my wife and son. I did my degree in graphic design but have ended up working as a business analyst. I have painted on and off for years but have really got to grips with developing my work in the last 5 years. I paint as I feel at the time and the style of the painting suits the mood. I don' tend to stick to one style for very long - my painting is as ecclectic as my music listening,
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BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave and comment on Bloody Fear! :)
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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fav and comment is much appreciated, Mike :hug:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Mike!
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CharismaticOutcast Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for the favorite man!
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cd12delta Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Favorite!
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jomillionaire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
hey mike happy belated birthday :D i realise im probally a month late tho lol im sorry you are facing struggles and it has been difficult for you lately it must be tough art and painting always helps me when i am feeling down i find thats when i am most creative perhaps because i push myself more maybe your the same i am looking forward to seeing your new art i myself am working on a few weird/interesting things ;p also if you get a chance listen to david ushers morning orbit album i used to listen to that while im down somtimes its amazing anyways hope you are well all the best :)
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metalromantica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Happy Birthday my friend....hope you doing well..Oh and Happy New Year 2013 too...:) :hug: :party: :cake:
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend many thanks for the birthday wishes. Things got off to a shaky start with my wife falling and breaking some ribs. However, she is recovering and hopefully I will now get back to my painting. I am a bit more optimistic about 2013.
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metalromantica Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
hey my friend glad to hear from you...OMG!..hope your wife get well soon!...I love the number 13 a lot of people is a bit superstitious regarding this number...



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GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!
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