Asia approached Matthews requesting suggestions for an album, which at the time had no title. In true Asia tradition, this title had to have an “a” at each end of a single word, so Matthews rummaged through a dictionary and came up with the word “aqua”. Requesting that the image have both a “water” and “spacey” feel, he ensured that most of the subsequent seven drawings included these two elements. When the drawings were ready, Geoff Downes and John Payne visited Matthews' studio to decide on the appropriate image. This was the one they chose.
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A fine art print reproduced from the artwork titled '1960s Psychedelia' Hand-signed by Rodney Matthews Finished size measures approx 485 (h) x 330 (w) mm Giclèe printed by Rodney...View full product details
Limited edition, giclée print reproduced from the original artwork titled 'A Caucus Race' Only 750 made Hand-signed and numbered by Rodney Matthews Finished size measures 451 (h) x 641...View full product details
'A Study of Smaug' is Matthews' interpretation of the ever popular villain from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Full Title: 'A Study of Smaug' Edition: open edition giclée...View full product details
'A View Over Isengard' adorned Bo Hansson’s The Lord of the Rings album on Charisma Records in 1979. John Howe, one of the principal concept designers...View full product details
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