Guild of Aviation Artists Painting of the Year Exhibition

 

I am delighted to say that all my work in the evenings over the last two months on some aviation paintings resulted in all six of my paintings that I submitted for this year’s Guild of Aviation Artists exhibition being accepted. The link for the exhbition is below with the show and on-line catalogue running from the 21st to the 27th of July.

http://www.gava.org.uk/44th-annual-summer-exhibition-2014

Here is a snippet of what I will have on displayshiny two in the snow snippet

 

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FINALIST!!!

Really pleased to announce that for the second time in three years I have made the finals of the “David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year” competition. The exhibition isn’t until June but really uplifting news. I can’t show you the full picture but here is a teaser image of “Vulture Club

vulture club teaser

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1935 Aston Martin Ulster

As the Guild of Motoring Artists are looking to support an event at the Heritage Motor Centre later this year with Aston Martin as the theme I thought I should try to join in. This car came 3rd in the 1935 Le Mans with Charles Brackenbury at the wheel. The red colour is accurate, as the italian team manager reckoned that the green the cars had been painted in was bringing them bad luck! This is another go with the acrylic inks with which you can get some really vibrant colours.

1935 aston martin ulster le mans 3rd Charles Brackenbury

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auto union type A

 

1934 Auto Union Type A Hans Stuck germany gp winner for printing

I’ve always loved the auto union and mercedes grand prix cars from the thirties. Perhaps the auto unions just that little bit more thanks to how advanced their layout was. I was delighted to have seen these cars at The Goodwood revival a couple of years ago where they drew large crowds. This picture is a bit of an experiment as this is my first go with coloured inks – I’m quite pleased with the result and time allowing I will try to follow it up with a few more motor racing subjects.

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Old man Croc

Spent a few idle moments having a look at my “A Pair of Old Crocs” image and seeing what I could do with a bit of post processing in the computer. “Old Man Croc” is the output – he’s a good deal more dangerous in mood from the colourful originals!old man croc preview

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BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013 (black & white nature) category Winner!!

I feel very happy to announce that my ink picture “Rhino Iguana” has been awarded the black and white nature category winner in this year’s BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year awards. A great feeling especially as this competition continues to get tougher.rhino iguana

To have a look at all of the winning, and highly commended entrys check out http://www.discoverwildlife.com/gallery/bbc-wildlife-artist-year-2013-winners

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