There are many fine artists who paint aviation history, there are many historians who study aviation history, but there are very few who can combine the two.Mark Postlethwaite is one of those few. His work is a rare combination of flawless technical and historical accuracy, combined with a passion and sensitivity for light and the sheer exhilaration of flight. It’s little wonder that his work is collected by elite collectors and museums around the world.
Just finished this original painting for the forthcoming Osprey book 'Junkers 88 Aces of World War Two', depicting a Junkers 88R-2 of KG40 shooting down a 304 Squadron Wellington over the Bay of Biscay.
Just completed this painting, the first piece of cover art for a new series of books, 'Modeller's Photographic Archive'. Each book will cover a specific aircraft type and part one covers the Bristol Blenheim MkI and MkIf.
This is the first Osprey cover painting for quite a few months, this one featuring Do17s over Greece.
I've just completed this 24" x 16" original painting of a Defiant engaging a He111 over Lincolnshire. There's a great story behind this one in more ways than one!