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!