New original painting

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Just back in the UK for a few days to organise the scanning and printing of my latest 40″ x 20″ canvas ‘A Hero in two World Wars’. It is based upon the events of 8 June 1918 when Lt W H G Milnes of 25 Sqn and his gunner Hartley Pullan claimed a Fokker DR.1 whilst flying DH4 A7626. The title relates to the pilot, Rev W H G Milnes, who won the MC flying the DH4 and was then instrumental, (as the headmaster of Elizabeth College Guernsey), in the evacuation of his pupils to the UK days before the German invasion of the island in 1940. As you can see from the close-up below, the DH4’s rigging is quite a challenge! We plan to have prints of this one available soon.

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New Original – Arctic Aces

 

Just finished the first painting of 2016. It’s for the cover of Osprey’s forthcoming Arctic Bf109 and Bf110 Aces and depicts Lt Theo Weissenberger of 7/JG5 engaging a mixed force of Soviet bombers attacking a convoy off the Rybachiy Peninsula on 4 July 1943. Weissenberger claimed seven victories that day including three British built Hampden bombers.
Possibly an odd decision by the author to go for mid-summer and no snow camouflage in view of the title of the book, but I tried to capture that midnight sun light that makes the area so distinctive at that time of year. The original is now for sale, click on the image for more information.

 

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Happy Christmas!

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OK, so Prince Harry has copied my idea for a Christmas card!  Asia, Kasia, Szymek and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  This photo was taken when we visited the legendary Battle of Britain ace Wg Cdr Tom Neil back in November, a wonderful memory for all of us from 2015.

Hurricanes into Battle NEW PRINT

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We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second print in my Battle of Britain trilogy, ‘Hurricanes into Battle’.  It depicts 249 Squadron carrying out a head-on attack against Dornier 17s at the height of the Battle of Britain.  The nearest Hurricane, V7313 GN-F was the favourite aircraft of Battle of Britain ace Tom Neil and I was delighted to show him the painting for approval over the weekend.   He has generously signed the 30 artist proofs of this print which are available for sale from today.

 

To order a print, please click HERE.   If you would like to see how this painting was developed, please click on this link to see the ‘Work in Progress’

 

 

 

Black Horse over Bamburgh now Framed

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Whilst I was over in the UK last week I took the opportunity to get the Black Horse over Bamburgh original canvas framed.  The prints are proving very popular following our recent advert in Flypast so I thought it would be interesting to show the difference in size between the original and the prints.  The original canvas is 40″ x 20″ so the overall framed size is approx 46″ x 26″.  The prints have an overall size of 28″ x 17″.   Prints and original canvas are still available, click on the image for more details.

Spitfires into Battle original sold

I’m delighted to say that we’ve just sold the large Spitfires into Battle original canvas, which followed up on the sale of the smaller ‘Chinese Aces’ original at the weekend.  The larger canvases do tend to sell quickly, which is why they rarely appear on the website for very long, but the  ‘Black Horse over Bamburgh’ original canvas is still for sale, click HERE for details.

New Osprey painting

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My latest Osprey book cover painting is now online and available for sale.  It depicts the rarely painted Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai knocking big chunks out of a Corsair on 22 June 1945.  Amazingly, the Corsair managed to get back to base with most of the port wing missing!  For more details click on the image.

These 15″ x 11″ Osprey cover original paintings continue to prove popular with collectors, thanks to their affordable price and ‘easy to find space for’ size.  Today we sold the Chinese Aces original depicting a Curtiss Hawk III over the Sun Mausoleum.  To see all the originals that are left for sale, please CLICK HERE.

 

Spitfires into Battle -New Painting

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A lot of people asked me if I was going to do a Battle of Britain painting this year, my answer was always yes, when I get some free time!  So here it is, just about in time for the 75th Anniversary, ‘Spitfires into Battle’ depicting 19 Squadron Spitfires making a head-on attack against Heinkel 111s of KG26 and KG1, based on the events of 11th September 1940.

The highly detailed original 40″ x 20″ canvas is now for sale, please contact me if you are interested, guide price is around £6000.

Prints are now available by clicking HERE

For a full Work in Progress view of this painting from start to finish, click  HERE