I was fortunate to see Dave Archer in person as a teen, demonstrating his million-volt reverse-glass space painting. At that time (mid-1990s), his art was all over Star Trek: The Next Generation and I spent almost all my off-time at his booth, looking at his originals (I was working at my mother’s art booth at the same exposition.)
I think what I like so much about his art is the contrast between the clean, detailed planets and the wispy, chaotic gas clouds produced by the electricity. It’s ordered and random, precise and yet running wild, brightly colorful at times and yet so subtle. It still reminds me most of Star Trek, because Dave Archer was all over EVERYTHING in the franchise (or so it seemed at the time; and at that time I was very into ST:TNG), but that’s just a small part of his fantastic portfolio of work. Check it out here!