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Three Old Aircraft, Three New Colour Schemes

February 3rd, 2017

Three Old Aircraft, Three New Colour Schemes

February 3rd, 2017

British aviation artist Gary Eason has unveiled three new Flight Artworks, all of which relate to new paint schemes that some of the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's aircraft are going to be getting. From left to right:

A portrait of Desert Air Force Spitfire IXc EN152 QJ-3 with 92 Squadron in Tunisia in the spring of 1943 - the scheme that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's MK356 is going to represent (even though it is a different mark). Eason liaised with their historian, Sqn Ldr Clive Rowley MBE RAF (Ret’d), and Chief Technician Paul Blackah MBE, on the details.

A portrait of the low-back, clipped-wing Supermarine Spitfire XVI TD240 when it was the aircraft of the Officer Commanding No 131 (Polish) Wing, Gp Capt...

Artist Reconstructs The Tower Bridge Hawker Hunter Incident

April 5th, 2016

Artist Reconstructs The Tower Bridge Hawker Hunter Incident

Colchester, 5 April 2016

Just after midday on 5 April 1968 RAF pilot Alan Pollock, senior operational flight commander on No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, flew Hawker Hunter FGA.9 jet through the span of Tower Bridge in London, one of the most recognisable bridges in the world.

The unauthorised action - which cost him his air force career - was part of a personal protest against the RAF's decision not to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a flypast over the capital.

This extraordinary incident has now been portrayed with an accuracy never before seen in a photorealistic artwork by Essex-based aviation artist Gary Eason.

Eason liaised with Alan Pollock while making the picture. Initially he had placed his Hunter in the centre of the gap but the pilot insisted that it had been much closer to the top.

He estimated his airspeed at 350 knots (403 mph, 591 feet per second, 180 m/sec), and got out a map of central London to calculate that it would...

D-Day Pictures For Special Magazine

January 6th, 2014

D-Day Pictures For Special Magazine

Aviation artist Gary Eason has licensed four of his latest series of D-Day related pictures to the Morton Media Group for use in a forthcoming special 70th anniversary title appearing later in 2014.

Eason's Flight Artworks depict mostly World War II aviation scenes in a photorealistic style. He is known for his careful research and historical accuracy.

The pictures Mortons are using feature a variety of RAF warplanes on invasion-oriented operations before, during and after D-Day on 6 June 1944.

One is a D-Day 'big picture' featuring Operation Mallard on the evening of 6 June. This was when a variety of 'heavies' towed gliders into Normandy carrying elements of the British 6th Airborne Division.

The picture shows Short Stirlings towing Horsa gliders, with Spitfires and Mustangs escorting them, and a Hawker Typhoon squadron on an armed reconnaissance flight.

Another shows Douglas Bostons streaking at low level over the French countryside....

Author Likes Scots Icon Image

May 16th, 2012

Author Likes Scots Icon Image

Celebrated children's author Susan Cooper is currently using a photograph of an iconic Scottish location for her official Facebook fan page.

Castle Stalker, on the west coast of Scotland, features in two of her books.

The picture of it, by British photographer Gary Eason, was selected from among a huge range available on the internet.

It shows the castle in bright late afternoon light but with a backdrop of very dark clouds. It is a tone-mapped image composed from multiple originals, a technique that is used to handle the very wide range of light inherent in the scene.

Ms Cooper's Boggart books, in which the castle appears, are lighthearted. But she is best known for darker and more atmospheric fantasies based on English and Welsh legend and it was felt that the mood of Eason's photo was "just perfect for her".

"I'm thrilled they bought my image," said the photographer, who is based in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.


Grand Canyon Gallery Now Live

October 4th, 2011

Grand Canyon Gallery Now Live

A carefully selected gallery of stunning new photographs from the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is now online.

British photographer Gary Eason has turned his Nikon professional eye on to the creation of spectacular landscape photos from the North Rim of this magnificent Southwest American landmark.

The resulting images, hosted by Fineart America, will make fabulous wall art to complement your home or office interior design decisions.

To browse the gallery go to: