Another Rare Dambuster print added

Still going through our old print drawers in the UK studio I came across this today which is a mint condition copy of Dambusters! signed by Flt Lt George Chalmers DFC DFM who was wireless operator on Bill Townsend’s crew.    As far as I remember George signed around 50-100 of these prints back in 1997, he passed away in 2002.  They sold out very quickly of course and I haven’t seen one in years.  We only have this one copy so if you’re interested don’t delay.  Click on the image for more details.

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New Rare Items Added

I’m in the UK studio for a few days so we’re taking the chance to have a bit of a stock-take.   We’ve found a few rare prints during the reorganisation so I’ve uploaded them to the Special and Rare Items section of the website.  Most are rare veteran signed prints from many years ago so stock is extremely limited.  One of the things we found was this remarqued Presentation Copy of Dambusters – The Opening Shots.  This print sold out years ago so this is a very rare example, signed by Ray Grayston.  Click on the print to see all the rare items.

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New Original Painting – Bats out of Rabaul

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Just finished this, the second in the Rabaul trilogy for the forthcoming Osprey book on the Rabaul Campaign.  This depicts B-25s of the 499th BS keeping a tight and low formation as they are chased by Japanese fighters after a raid on Rabaul, October 1943.  The original 22″ x 15″ painting is now for sale, please click on the image for more details.

New original painting – Kiwis over Rabaul

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I’m just in the middle of painting three illustrations for a forthcoming Osprey book on the Rabaul campaign.  Here’s the first depicting an RNZAF P-40 about to collide with a Japanese Zero during a combat on 17 December 1943.  The painting is based upon the Japanese pilot’s account and shows the P-40 as being the one flown by F/O J O McFarlane, (who was lost in this combat), although it’s difficult to be 100% certain that it was his aircraft involved.

The 22″ x 15″ original painting on artboard is now for sale, please click on the image for more details.

New 25th Anniversary Colour Brochure Now Available

 

Having spent 25 long and enjoyable years as a professional aviation artist, I thought it would be a nice idea to produce a large souvenir catalogue to include not just my latest prints but also most of the older ones that I’ve worked on since 1991.  It was quite a task, sourcing and scanning old transparencies, and then grouping them into some sort of sensible layout, but the final result has just been delivered, and they look great!   16 pages, A4, full colour throughout with various sections on RAF WWII, Dambusters, WWI, RAF Bomber Command etc.  In total there are around 120 prints featured ranging from the Fe2b to the F-16.

To receive a FREE copy of this brochure, simply place an order for any print or original via the website, we’ll be sending them out with each order as from today.

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Original Painting page updated

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Continuing with the ‘spring cleaning’ of the website, I’ve updated the Originals section, removing all the sold items and re-organising the remaining paintings.  They are now ordered in a more logical fashion for browsing.  I’ve also taken the opportunity to reduce the prices of some of the older paintings and put the three Japanese Osprey covers on ‘sale’ so do have a look through to see if anything takes your fancy!  Click on the painting for more details.

 

To Fight Another Day – Prints now available

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Just received the prints of the painting ‘To Fight Another Day’, (and the Whitley painting), and will be signing them in the morning.  I featured this painting as a work in progress before Christmas so I’m delighted to be able to launch the prints at last.  It depicts Pilot Officer W C ‘Bill’ Watling of 92 Squadron struggling to bale out of his burning Spitfire P9372 after being bounced by Messerschmitt Bf109s off Camber Sands on 9th September 1940. Bill managed to escape with burns to his hands and face, whilst his Spitfire crashed just inland near East Guldeford.

For more details, please click HERE or on the image.

NEW Whitley painting and prints

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I’ve just completed this new painting of the lovely old Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.  I was lucky to meet several ex-Whitley aircrew over the years and always wanted to pay tribute to them in a painting.  As they were almost all based in Yorkshire with 4 Group, I decided that a landing scene over the Yorkshire moors would be appropriate and wintry weather would reflect the ops that they carried out throughout the winter of 1940.

The 30″ x 16″ original is now for sale and prints can be pre-ordered now for despatch on 24th February.  For more details on the original please click on the painting.  For more details of prints, CLICK HERE.

New Original Painting Ju52

 

 

..and finally after a busy Christmas and New Year period, I’m back at the easel trying to catch up with a few commissions. Here’s the first, depicting Junkers Ju52s of IV./KG.z.b.V.2, based at Breslau-Gandau, dropping incendiary bombs over Warsaw on 25 September 1939. This will be used on the cover of a forthcoming Osprey book on Ju52 Units. As far as my addled memory can work out, I think this is only the second time I’ve ever painted this wonderful old aircraft, the first time being over 20 years ago!
The original HAS JUST SOLD – one hour after posting, click on the image for more details;

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