A Little About The Artist...
name needs little introduction to the crew of air bases in Western
Europe and the United States, for whom his characteristic aviation artwork has
been a familiar presence and inspiration for many years. His original
training in Britain was in biochemistry, and it was
only after years of service in the British Health Service that he decided
to divert to a career in painting, in particular his childhood love, aircraft.
He developed his own style as a self-taught artist, combining
technical accuracy and realism with imagination, colour and atmosphere to
produce the kind of work which does justice to these marvelous machines and the men and women who operate and fly them.
He is a Fellow of the Guild of Aviation Artists in the UK,
where he has won numerous prizes over the years, as well as a member the American
Society of Aviation Artists and the Canadian Association of Aviation Artists. He continues to work independently, unattached to promotional galleries or commercial
publishers, preferring instead to preserve his freedom to work from source
i.e. directly with the aircrew who are the inspiration behind so many
of his works. Aside from the hundreds of paintings he has achieved over
the years which hang all over the world, some of which may be viewed on this website, he has to date published more than
220 editions of lithographic prints. Apart from aviation, his artistic interests range widely from
motoring and marine art to portraiture, animals and landscapes.
He lives in the ancient city of St Albans in Hertfordshire with his family.
SBAC Trophy1996, at St James Palace Early Beginnings.....!