Those amazing Tugers and their flying machines

Posted on October 19th, 2007 by

During the latter half of 1941, a little more 300 young men and two women nurses made their way by at least five different ships to Rangoon, Burma, and then by train to an auxiliary British airfield just outside Toungoo,... Continue Reading →

A hard-won tribute: Painting captures a moment in time when a B-29 crew finds a safe haven

Posted on July 20th, 2007 by

Aviation art often tells the story of a particular aircraft by depicting a specific moment in time. Continue Reading →

What is the greatest airplane?

Posted on June 8th, 2007 by

First, you have to define “”greatest;”” that is, the greatest airplane in what respect? Bomber, fighter, transport, general aviation or the greatest fun to fly? Continue Reading →

Bill Lear and surplus WWII aircraft-what’s the connection?

Posted on January 19th, 2007 by

Finding the real story behind a specific work of art often can be as satisfying as a good mystery thriller, especially when seemingly unrelated events leads one to the image being depicted. Continue Reading →

A Brush With History

Posted on September 22nd, 2006 by

Popular Canadian artist Robert Bailey has finally come out with a book of his art titled “”A Brush With History.”” Not only does it tell about his circuitous route to becoming an aviation artist, it also provides background stories of... Continue Reading →

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Posted on July 21st, 2006 by

There is an old cliché, “”Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”” This is especially true with art because it determines what a person surrounds himself with and enjoys every day on his walls. Continue Reading →

Sikorsky’s S-38: The Beauty and the Beast

Posted on May 19th, 2006 by

Dave Paulley, who is known for Western art as well as aviation art, has an affinity for stories of the Golden Era of aviation – the late 1920s and 1930s. One of his favorite subjects is seaplanes because of their... Continue Reading →

‘Black Cat’

Posted on March 24th, 2006 by

Every picture has a story behind it and this one is no exception. In fact, it has more than one story. Continue Reading →

Where are the warbirds?

Posted on January 20th, 2006 by

Someone recently told me that there are only 15 B-17s that are considered flyable today and less than three dozen more that are either on static display or are restorable derelicts. Can you imagine what an impressive sight it would... Continue Reading →

Sam Lyons’ latest tells a wonderful story of two American icons

Posted on November 18th, 2005 by

Should a plane be painted in its natural environs – playing tag with clouds or hopping over trees and meadows? What about painting it forlorn looking, like a sad-eyed puppy dog, on the ramp waiting for its master to take... Continue Reading →