Good to be part of the Guild of Aviation Artists with my Different Aviation Paintings
The Guild of Aviation Artists and Alan Brain Artist
The Guild of Aviation Artists have helped me create different aviation paintings as you can see from these examples...
Alan Brain art presents this abstract painting with feeling - evening approach
Happily Flying by Alan Brain. An abstract aviation art painting
The show is over!
but I am so pleased where they put my paintings -
the three paintings at The Mall Gallery
I joined the Guild of Aviation Artists years ago to paint aircraft as any aviation nut like me who loves to paint would do.
It was a great time but my paintings were becoming too abstract to be recognised as aviation art, so I left.
Recently in some of my paintings flying has reappeared. Maybe it is because my studio is on an airfield 🙂 I happily rejoined and submitted some of my stuff to the annual exhibition - they were all accepted!
Here they are...
G.Av.A Annual Show flying art different aviation art climb out
modern painting about final approach to runway 13
Guild of Aviation different aviation art
See some more of my paintings about aviation art
The story unfolds...
My life began under the wing of a Lancaster bomber, I was born later close to an airfield and one way or another I have always lived in proximity to aircraft apart from one sojourn to Japan in my early years. So no wonder then that I love all things aeronautical and it seems inevitable that as an artist, I would paint such things.
Painting aircraft started back in 1994. I soon joined those magnificent men and women who love to paint aircraft too in the Guild of Aviation Artists. It was simply great to be part of the Guild and go to airfields and museums normally out of bounds to folk, to paint what I loved. I was encouraged, prompted and learnt so much from my like minded friends. here is some of the work I did in those early days...
De hav Heron
Set me Free!
aviation art Vulcan
Oh, and sometimes we would change the subject...
Ol' Blue Eyes
This was the last one I did with the Guild apart from the recent work...
Painted at Imperial war Museum
And then there was a gap until a year ago...
My paintings were changing. I was becoming more interested in the feeling I could create in my work than the actual object, in this case aeroplanes. I wanted to explore other things so I did and thought that I had left aviation behind me - Boy was I wrong! "Flying" kept on appearing in my art. My paintings were not aircraft but what excites me about them and as a pilot I was not surprised when aerial views started to appear.
So I took another look at my current work and thought again of the Guild but would they accept my now very abstract depiction of aviation? I put three in for the 2013 annual exhibition and to my delight they were all accepted. I am pleased for myself of course but also pleased that the Guild is open to non representational art as abstract as mine - Congratulations to them!