|National Lampoon's European Vacation||B4.45
|The producers of the movie wanted Chevy Chase to look like a superhero,
so Boris put his head on another body.
Painting undated 19.
|Nebula||B4.68||Cover art for Starbridge, by A C Crispin. That background is
inspired by the M-42 nebula.
|The Nebulan Horror||B4.53||This was the first time Boris' son Dorian, then 8, posed for a painting,
which was for a book jacket.
|Greek Mythology: Nessus was raping Deijaneira when Herakles shot
him from across the river with an arrow poisoned with the blood of the
|This picture appeared for January 1996.
|Painted for the 1990 mythology calendar.
|This is an early piece of a genre Boris is not fond of (because of
the excess of clothing). Book cover for Ballantine Books
Painted 1976, oil, 16 x 26 inches.
|In Carpathian mythology, a tribe of insects known as the Lakin was
responsible for order and organisation in the world while a band of menacing
goblins known as the Hestas was constantly working to create disorder and
destructiveness. The evil Hestas would prey upon the eggs of the Lakin
in an effort to eliminate them because, once the eggs hatched, the insects
were too powerful a match for the Hestas. A sprite-like creature called
Nikatjef was named guardian of the eggs in this battle for balance and
This would have been for the 1994 calendar.
|No Place For Disgrace||B4.22||Album jacket for the 1988 album of the same name by Flotsam and Jetsam.
Thanks to Diana Hunter for the information.
|Noah's Ark||B4.20||This piece has apparently never been published.
|Cover art for Nomads of Gor (Ballantine, 1976) by John Norman,
and also the Czech version of Tarnsman of Gor.
|Nothing But Trouble||B4.42||This was a promotional piece for the Chevy Chase movie Nothing But
Trouble. Sadly, it wasn't used to publicise the movie.
|This piece is given the title Nubians in FAT. The painting
seems not to have been finished, presumably because of deadline pressure
- see the detail image, where it is evident that only one of the goblins
has had the final coat of green added to his face.
|Nyankopong and Elohda||B1.83
|Jamaican Mythology: The Lord of the Sky, Nyankopong, caught Elohda,
the Mother Earth, baking little people out of clay. Some figures
were still soft and white, while others who were baked longer were darker
borwn, creating different races of men.
Last updated: 7th March, 2000