Commissions

I am happy to undertake private or corporate commissions of any transport-related subject, and if my arm is twisted, other subjects too ! In the case of aircraft, they can be illustrated either flying or on the ground, and may be shown in the context of specific historical events.

I start with a rough sketch of the proposed finished artwork, which I would ask you to approve before progressing with the final work. All of my work is done in gouache (I am experimenting with oil but don’t hold your breath !) and or watercolour, generally A3 size, resulting in a picture about 496mm × 620mm when mounted and framed. I can get pictures mounted and framed if required provided the purchaser is close enough to North London to collect finished work.

I can work from photos or just from historical descriptions. Any material supplied will of course be looked after carefully and returned to you with the finished piece.

Prices vary depending on the exact nature of your commission, but generally start at around £250.00. The whole process typically takes 3-4 weeks, but please contact us to discuss your particular project.

 

The image below is of a wall mural undertaken during 2013 at The de Havilland Aircraft Museum, London Colney, Hertfordshire. The mural painted in emulsion paint covers an area approximately  8 mets. x 2.4 mets. and depicts Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s  last mission flying a de Havilland Mosquito aircraft. The mural took 105 hours to complete and was undertaken as a volunteer member of the museum. Have recently been asked to complete a small diorama showing a WW1 dogfight 3m x 75cm. I am now busy engaged in this second smaller diorama which at the time of writing, August 24th 2014 is now half finished.

The image below showing a mosquito aircraft is a detail from what was the first commission undertaken some while ago prior to the uploading of the AircrewPrints website in 2010.

 

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