New Limited Edition Print – The Last Flight of Dark Victor

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On 5th August 1944, Canadian pilot Flt Lt Don Cheney DFC of 617 (Dambuster) Squadron was struggling to escape from a burning Lancaster ‘Dark Victor’ over the Bay of Douarnenez during a raid on the U-boat pens at Brest in France. He and four of his crew survived and the people of Douarnenez kept him safe from the Germans until they left the area some weeks later. Now 70 years later with Don in failing health, his daughter and family of the other crew members are returning to Douarnenez to present my specially commissioned painting to the town in recognition of their help on this day.
I worked closely with Don to create an exact representation of what happened on this day. (Don eventually had to squeeze himself out of the cockpit escape hatch as you can see in the painting.) He wrote such a moving account of what happened that I decided to include it all on this limited edition print as an extra side panel. This section can be left alongside the image or trimmed and mounted on the back if the print is framed.

For more information, click on the picture.

New Limited Edition Print – First Jump

 

Just back from a two week holiday on the south coast of an unusually hot England! I’ve now got time to upload some of the new work that was completed before our holiday. The first is here, ‘First Jump’ an unusual format print depicting the first jump made by anyone who went through the British Army Parachute Training Course.

The original was commissioned by one of the thousands of men and women who went through this type of training post-war and is a tribute to all of them who were brave enough to jump from there!
Click on the image for more details of the scene depicted and how to order a print.

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