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 signed original pencil drawing on tracing paper from 1983. Titled "Who disturbs the Tyrant?" Commissioned by TSR Hobbies for the front cover of their adventure games...View full product details
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
In 2008, when Templar published their collector's classic edition of Alice in Wonderland, Matthews achieved his lifelong ambition to illustrate the most well known children's...View full product details
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