I just picked up my first pieces of aviation art in a very long time. Probably not the wisest purchase at this time, but then who ever said I was wise?
I found this artist while aimlessly browsing the web. His name is Ron Cole and he is based in Zanesville, Ohio. I have a connection to Zanesville because my wife was brought up there, and we lived there together from 2002 - 2012. I also got my first flying job at Zanesville, flying the King Air (and Citation II). So that is connection number 1. One of Ron Coles latest pieces is of the Hawker Hind. My paternal Grandfather served in the RAF during the 1930’s (and again in WW2). He gave me some photos he had been given by a RAF photographer at the time. I guess he had a friend in the photo section.
So, what is on it’s way?
I’m not entirely sure of the technique he uses. It might be purely digital art, but I think it looks great. There is a small cutting of doped fabric taken from a Hawker Hind’s lower wing included inside the frame, which I think brings the whole thing to life.
And along the same lines, but just because I have developed an interest in the early days of airline flying, there is this one of the famous Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper…
I have been eyeing up the Clipper for awhile, and today there was a 35% discount, so I pulled the trigger. I can’t wait to get them…
So, do any of you have some neat aviation art on your walls?