Welcome to my online art gallery, as you wilI see I cover a diverse variety of subjects and disciplines ranging from Digital Art to painting, modelmaking and woodwork art which I hope you will find interesting.
You will find a unique gallery section called the Spitfire cutaway project, which I have been putting together over several months using the unique skills of technical illustration to show the inner structure and equipment of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. As mentioned in the gallery it is an ongoing project to depict most of the major marks of this beautiful aircraft and to make available for sale as high quality prints and artworks for publications. I'm very pleased to say that £2 from the sales of these posters will go to the charity Hounds for Heroes.
I like to depict aircraft in unusual settings bringing when possible wildlife and diverse sky/landscapes into the mix, for example the Short Sunderland scaring the swans and crows at Wareham, Dorset shown in the Aviation Gallery and the Gloster Javelins stirring up the crows while taxiing in the Digital Art gallery. I am also very happy to take commissions.
As mentioned I can generate digital artworks using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as in the instance of the cutaways and diagrams in the Spitfire cutaway gallery and the Digital Aviation art gallery,the TSS Normandy and Lulworth yacht side profiles in the Marine Gallery and aircraft side profiles in the Aviation Gallery.
The Mediums typically used for my painted artworks are Windsor & Newton or Daler-Rowney Acrylics and or oil paints on acid free unbleached cotton canvas or canvas board.
Please view the model ship gallery exhibiting examples of current and previous work - I'm very happy to work on bespoke commissions of a model of your own or favourite vessel.
I use ships'/boat plans and photographs where available or supplied by the customer as reference, and I also draw on a large reference library on 18th and 19th century sailing vessels to aid accuracy in build.
The models are not mass produced but are individually hand made in Hampshire UK, not far from Portsmouth's historic Royal Naval Dockyard.
Each model is carefully made in my workshop from scratch, using quality wood and materials, using templates taken from the scaled plans of the subject vessel mainly working to 1:48th scale (1/4 inch represents 1 foot) for smaller vessels under 100ft. So if a vessel was (length overall) 100ft it would be 635mm.
Projects current and past include J class yachts, Thames barges, 19th century cutters and yachts, a fully rigged full hull 1:48th scale model of the 1760 Royal Navy cutter HMS Fly - also a half model of a 50ft 1910 Royal Navy Steam Pinnace and even Kayak models and I recently completed a 1900 Boston Prawner. I have many projects in the pipeline and with the recent purchase of a band saw can now speed up the build process. View completed wood models the ship model gallery.
The new Digital Artworks Gallery shows a selection of iconic aircraft from the 1940s and 50s. these are brand new artworks composed in photoshop using a blend of photography, model-making and using my archive of aerial skyscapes taken on various flights around the world. These can be customised to depict aircraft in various colour schemes and markings. The end results are images which have a look and style all of their own. This section will be added to regularly as there are plenty of subjects to cover.