The art of aviation - 1
This year’s Guild of Aviation Artists’ 49th Aviation Paintings of the Year Exhibition takes place from 22-28 July at The Mall Galleries, London SW1. The world’s largest aviation art show, it will feature 366 original works from 121 different artists from around the world, with subjects covering all eras and types of aviation from balloons to airliners and spacecraft, and with a generous selection of light, sport and aerobatic aircraft.
Informal demonstrations by senior Guild artists of aviation painting in oil, watercolour or gouache will be held daily throughout the exhibition from Tuesday to Saturday. The opening reception on the 22nd is by invitation only, but prospective purchasers may apply to the GAVA Secretary to attend the buyers’ preview on that day, which will take place from 3pm. Tuesday to Saturday the exhibition will be open from 1000-1700 (2000 on the Thursday), and 1000-1230 on the final Sunday. Admission is free; the colour catalogue costs £6. gava.org.uk
'Waving them off' by M Reeves