Spitfires into Battle -New Painting


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



New Original Painting

The Black Horse over Bamburgh

The Black Horse over Bamburgh

I’ve just completed a new original canvas titled ‘The Black Horse over Bamburgh’ depicting Spitfire P8148 ‘The Black Horse’ which was purchased for the RAF by the employees of Lloyds Bank in 1940.  I’ll post a Work in Progress on this painting shortly, although some of you may have already been following it on my Facebook page.

Prints will be available in a couple of weeks, the large original canvas (40″ x 20″) is now for sale, negotiable around £6000.   If you are interested, please just get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ link above, or directly via email mark (at) posart.com.

A new Blenheim painting



I’ve been lucky enough to work with many RAF Squadrons over the years but my first was 30 Squadron when I was commissioned to record its 75th Anniversary in paint way back in 1990.  Twenty-five years later I’m now very proud to be an honorary member of the 30 Squadron Association and it seemed only right that I contributed something to 30′s Centenary.   A few months ago I completed a painting of a Hercules climbing out of Kabul for the current squadron and now I’ve just completed this, which depicts the Squadron’s first combat and loss of WWII on 13th July 1940 when three Blenheims intercepted three SM79s over the British Mediterranean Fleet, losing one crew in the action.  We’ll be producing prints within a couple of weeks so I’ll post more details when I have them.

New Original Painting



Just completed the latest book cover painting for Osprey.  This one shows a lone Mistel 3 flown by Fw. Carl-Ernst Mengel of 6./KG 200 operating from Peenemünde attacking the rail and road bridge at Neuhammer spanning the Neisse river, near Görlitz on 10th April 1945.  It’s another subject that I’ve never painted before and the challenge was to fit two aircraft into the confines of a portrait format book cover!

The painting is for sale, usual price.  For more details click on the image.


Dornier 24 Original sold

The Osprey cover art for the Dornier 24 book sold at the weekend to a collector in Holland.  Thinking about it, this was my first ever painting of this aircraft which after a lifetime of painting aviation subjects is not something that happens very often now!

Three New Prints added

I’m back in the UK for a week to prepare for the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of 30 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton next week.  This has given me a chance to print and upload three new prints to the website; Out of the Darkness which depicts a 30 Squadron Hercules departing Kabul International Airport, Winter Tempest which shows 56 Squadron Tempests in Holland and Harriers over Belize which shows GR3s over the Blue Hole.

For more information about all three prints, click here to view our New Releases page or click on the images below.