Three New Prints Added

I’ve just uploaded three new prints to the website.  First is the new Messerschmitts into Battle print, as seen on the banner above.  Second is the Focke Wulf Fw200 Condor which is now Print No. 11 in the RLM Collection and third is ‘A Hero of two World Wars’ which is the DH4 painting I produced recently.

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Condor Original Sold

Just a quick update to confirm that we have now sold the Fw200 original painting.  The prints will be published on 22nd April along with the third painting in my Battle of Britain trilogy depicting Me109s in combat with Spitfires.  More details in the next few days.

Recent private commission

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I don’t usually have time to do small private commissions any more but this one was for a friend who had waited patiently for about 2 years!  It’s a 22″ x 14″ canvas and is titled ‘ENDEX’

His description is as follows;

Two Pumas of 1563 Flt do a low level fly past of their camp at Caye Chapel on the last flight of the day at the end of a week long deployment. This was to celebrate the end of the exercise before the beers flowed and their return to Belize International Airport (their main base) the next day.

New Original painting – Channel Aces

 

Just finished the latest Osprey cover painting for the forthcoming book ‘Spitfire Aces of the Channel Front’.  It depicts Flt Lt ‘Slim’ Kilburn, of 124 Squadron flying Spitfire VI BR579/ON-H, shooting down an FW190 of JG26 over the English Channel on 12 December 1942. The specially modified Spitfire VIs were optimised for high-altitude combat, with extended wingtips and pressurized cockpits. On this day, the Spitfires were up covering the return of B-17s of the 303rd BG as they headed home after a raid on Abbeville and Rouen.

The original painting is now for sale, please click on the image for more details.

 

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Research in Tromsø

Just back from a great week in Tromsø, gaining inspiration for more paintings of my favourite part of the world.  Whilst there we went chasing the Northern Lights and were rewarded with a spectacular display on the night of 2nd February.  The light-show lasted for over an hour and was quite awe inspiring, despite the -16C temperatures!

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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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