This is my late brother Leo Roitner’s third airplane that he built from a kit in 2000 in Surrey, BC. He flew it with his friend Jerry, over Canada to Toronto in 2005. For a small craft it was a big undertaking. On their return they paid first a visit to an airshow in the US. Through early interest in flying, he already flew some majestic full-size gliders in Austria as a teenager. Acrylic on canvas board / 30.5 x 40.5 cm / 2001 / Gifted to his family in BC.
A huge, ghostly and snakelike towering formation of stars and nebulae in our Universe. Acrylic on canvas / 101.6 x 76.2 cm / 2002
A recreation of one of the many Galaxies that over a telescope have come to us. And what a firework with an amazing blue-sky ions of light-years away! Acrylic on canvas / 76.2 x 60.9 cm / 2004 .
To some extent an old style Self-portrait with pallet + brush, yet with a living room setting and a window facing the garden. A strange choice was to have my wife behind me in a picture on the wall, as if it was someone not anymore around. Indeed, like a premonition, a year later she had left us forever but is in spirit still with us. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 60.9 cm / 2006