The Ropewalk is the location of my studio and is a fantastic venue with 3 galleries, a gift and greetings card area, bespoke framing department, and an excellent coffee shop, a superb place to visit.
Recently completed paintings have included :-
An relatively small acrylic on canvas depicting a Typhoon attack using rockets at the Falais Gap after D-day. Commissioned by an aviation/motoring enthusiast and author, subsequently reproduced in a German aviation magazine.
A gouache painting of the 1923 Gothenburg air event for a Scandinavian client, depicting Fokker, De Havilland and Swedish-built Brandenburg aircraft.
A Gurney Nutting bodied Bentley saloon in front of the RAC’s Goodwood House in Surrey, in a 1930s period setting. Commissioned by the car’s owner.
A large oil painting of the winning Aston Martin DBR1 driven by Roy Salvadori at Le Mans 1959 chasing Phil Hill’s Ferrari 250TR under the Dunlop Bridge. This is now available as a limited edition print. Commissioned by a member of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club.
Avro Manchester in a diving attack on the Gneisenau and Scharnhorst at Brest for the author of the book of the aircraft and which was used on its front cover.
A gouache painting of a Royal Navy Meteor T7 flying over Brawdy airfield for a private client
An oil painting of Tony Crook's Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica racing at Monaco in 1952 where he finished in 3rd place. This was the year when the traditional formula 1 grand prix was replaced by sports car races
A small oil painting of the Graf Zeppelin airship which was displayed in the Hull Ferens Gallery as part of the 2017 City of Culture events. It has also been displayed at the Mall Galleries in London and was part of a one-man show at Caistor Heritage Centre in Lincolnshire. This latter exhibition was restricted to subjects relating to Lincolnshire's aviation history. The Graf Zeppelin passed over the area in 1931 during its round Britain trip, hence its inclusion.
Publication of my book "Drawing and Painting Cars" which is in full colour with 165 of my images and 60K words. I was approached by Crowood Press to write the book 2 years prior to its publication and it has proved to be an interesting and enjoyable adventure for me. It is available from the publisher and retailers at a price of £16.99 and is also available as an ebook. See the entry in my motoring art gallery on this website.
A watercolour/gouache painting of the Savoia Marchetti SM65 was produced for the 2017 Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Designed for the Schneider Trophy races it had a radical twin engined, twin boom layout but never competed due to various problems with overheating. The aircraft crashed killing the pilot before it could be deemed ready for the race. There are no aerial photographs of the aircraft and I had to use a 3 view drawing to create the correct perspective. It was framed behind a very new and special non-reflective glass which is crystal clear.
Another watercolour/gouache painting of three Morane Saulnier MS406 aircraft in French Air Force service for a Belgian client. The camouflage pattern on this aircraft type varied enormously but happily I was provided with ample reference photographs and colour details to ensure authenticity.
The first of a number of Ferrari 250TR paintings which, unusually, I am producing on a speculative basis. This one shows Mike Hawthorn at the Nurburgring and it can be seen in the motoring art gallery on this website.
Future projects and commissions include :-
A parachute jump from a civil registered D H Rapide over Thruxton for a private client.
Painting of a Sikorsky S.43 flying boat over Bergen, Norway..
Preparation of my entries for the 2018 Guild of Aviation Artists annual London exhibition.
A composite painting of a number of Star vintage cars.
Additional Ferrari 250TR paintings which will include Le Mans, Sebring and other venues.
A watercolour/gouache painting of a Junkers Ju52 floatplane in Norwegian airline service.