Christmas postage

If you’re like me and just starting to think about buying presents now, don’t worry.  If you’re in the UK we can despatch up to Wednesday 20th using Special Delivery to make sure you get it before Christmas. Feel free to add a message to confirm you need it before Christmas when ordering, we’ll reply to confirm.

Original Paintings CHRISTMAS SALE!

For all those collectors who prefer original paintings over prints, we are giving you a chance to treat yourself or have someone treat you for Christmas!  From now until 1st January 2018 all original paintings on this site have been reduced in price by as much as £1000.    We launched this at the weekend to the collectors on our mailing list and already four originals have sold, so don’t delay, there are some great bargains to be had!

Don’t forget that, all original prices are up to 50% lower anyway than if you purchased through a gallery or publisher.  Mark has always dealt directly with his collectors and will continue to do so to ensure that the public gets a fair price for his work.

CLICK HERE to view all the originals that are currently on sale.   Postage on all of them is FREE worldwide and there should be plenty of time to have them delivered before Christmas.

Time To Go Timelapse – Part Two

…and finally, here is the second part of my timelapse work-in-progress video for the new painting ‘Time to Go’. It depicts a Lancaster of 460 Squadron, (ED664 ‘A Aussie’) just about to release the brakes and head for Berlin during the autumn of 1943. This is my own little tribute to an old friend of mine, Ted Groom who flew a lot of his first tour aboard ED664.
The original canvas is 44″ x 20″ is now available for sale, CLICK HERE for more details.   Limited edition prints are also now available for sale, CLICK HERE to purchase those.

FREE PRINT OFFER!

Until 1st January 2018 we will send a copy of ‘Back for Christmas’, a small 40cm x 35cm print, signed and numbered by the artist absolutely FREE with every order of ‘Time to Go’.

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New Lancaster painting – Timelapse part one

 

At this time of year I usually try to clear a slot in my schedule for a ‘seasonal’ scene, inspired by the low sun and autumn/winter hues all around us.  These invariably end up being Bomber Command subjects as the bleak airfields tend to suit winter scenes whereas fighters tend to feel more at home in summer skies!

So I’m half-way through this year’s painting.  It’s another Lancaster at dispersal but this one will be ready to go, props turning, chocks away and bomb doors closed.  Here’s a short video of progress so far using timelapse and conventional film, the painting should be complete by 16th November so look out for the second part after then along with details of prints etc.  Incidentally, I’m planning to keep the Lanc pretty generic as you can’t see the squadron codes, but if any collector fancies the original I’d be happy to add specific markings/nose art to suit.  Canvas size is 44″ x 20″.  Just get in touch via the Contact Us link above.

New Osprey Original Painting – He177s over London

 

 

Having just completed the design work on Luftwaffe Crash Archive Vol 11 covering Operation Steinbock, it was a real pleasure then to be commissioned to paint the mighty He177 for Osprey’s forthcoming book on the type.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do and convinced the author to trust me on it!  The result is shown here, a couple of He177s over London, with fires, smoke, searchlights and flak all adding to the drama of the scene.  An ideal set of elements for any aviation artist which I think has resulted in one of my strongest Osprey covers to date.  The original painting is now SOLD.

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Hurricanes over Dunkirk

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After six long weeks this second painting in the Dunkirk trilogy is finally ready.  It depicts Hurricanes of 601, 79 and 145 Squadrons engaging 40+ Me110s directly overhead Dunkirk on the second day of Operation Dynamo, 27th May 1940.   P2568 was flown by Sir Archibald Hope on this day and he ended up having to force land on the beach just east of Dunkirk.   I’ll be posting a Work-in-Progress video in the next few days which will hopefully explain why this one took so long!  Prints and original painting are now available, click HERE for more details.

Two Bomber Command Originals Sold

Just catching up with admin after finally completing the new Hurricanes over Dunkirk painting, (more details shortly on that one)!  During this last few weeks we’ve sold both the Stirling and the big Dambusters – Courage and Sacrifice originals.    Next up will be a He177 for Osprey followed by hopefully a Polish Lancaster for the annual Christmas painting and then the third in the Dunkirk trilogy ‘Defiants over Dunkirk’, plus of course one or two private commissions which include a WWII RAF aircraft that I’ve always wanted to paint but never have!

New Osprey painting – Stirling Sunset

 

 

Just completed the latest cover art for Osprey featuring one of my favourite aircraft the mighty Short Stirling.  It was quite a challenge fitting it into such a small and vertical format space, but I think it works!  It depicts Stirlings of 7 Sqn returning from a daylight raid to La Pallice on 23 July 1941.  The original is now for sale, for more details CLICK HERE.

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