Noted Motors Sports and Aviation Artist Steve Harper who lives and works in the Midlands opened an Exhibition of his Aviation themed works of Art in the main entrance building of The RAF Museum Cosford.
THE EXHIBITION RAN UNTIL 1st MARCH 2011.
Having achieved much success and popularity with visiting members of the public and press, the Exhibition continued to run until 1st March 2011 with a special Battle of Britain 70'th Anniversary Feature for visitors to enjoy.
Among the list of paintings on display for the public to view were two paintings Launched for the Exhibition Start Last year, "Concorde" and the other being a very special tribute painting of Cosford's own "Lincoln Bomber".
The Lincoln Bomber Painting, which was released as prints on the 10th October 2009, is a tribute to those who give so much time and dedication restoring the amazing aircraft which form such a vital part of our aviation history at the Cosford Museum.
The Steve Harper Exhibition of works of art from "the Harper Design Collection" opened on 11th August 2009 and ran during 2010 and into 2011. The Exhibition complimented the fabulous 1940's Charity Dance (which was a sell out) held at the RAF Museum Cosford .
Steve has over the last three years donated very special Artists reserve prints which were raffled as first prize on the Charity Dance evenings to raise funds and awareness of the work of the volunteers of the "Cosford Aerospace Museum Society". The originals went on show for visitors to enjoy as part of the very popular exhibitions during 2009 / 2010 and into early 2011.
Above Steve with the Prints Raffled for the fabulous work of the Cosford Aviation Society.
Steve was at the Dance to sign tickets which were designed round the Spitfire Painting "England's Pride" (also on display at the exhibition) as collectable mementos of the evening for guests. Steve chatted with aviation enthusiasts and present the lucky winner of the raffle with the highly collectable No 2 print titled "Heritage of Cosford's Finest".
Signing Events at the Museum
Steve attended the exhibition on signing days.
If you would like to meet him at other signing days please drop us an e-mail for dates and venues he will be attending.
Steve enjoyed attending the various Signing events .Visitors to the museum were able to meet and chat with him about the Exhibition. . It was also great to see members of the press also attended the Signing event for photo shoots and interviews. The Signing events were held in the Main Entrance Building close to the Exhibition. Visitors were able to have photo cards and official programs from the RAF Museum Cosford, signed by Steve as a memento of their day out.
Steve says "Its always great to meet our regular collectors and quite a few new ones. Its also great to chat with folks and answer questions about the exhibition. I had a great time, and I hope you did too. My thanks to all of you who came along, and thanks also for the wonderful comments and lovely e-mail's we have received. My very best wishes to you all."
The Very Special Painting tribute to the work of the RAF MUSEUM COSFORD went on show in the Main Visitor Centre
About The Painting titled "Heritage of Cosford's Finest". .
Steve Depicted the Lincoln flying over the RAF Museum Cosford which can be seen through a break in the cloud below the graceful and yet powerful aircraft.
The Lincoln Bomber was heavily based on the Lancaster Bomber made famous by its roll during World War 2 as the famous aircraft of the "Dam Busters". The Beautiful and rare example of the Lincoln in the painting is now on display for all to enjoy at the RAF Museum Cosford, and requires continuous on going maintenance. It has just undergone another round of preservation to bring it back to its former Glory.
Click on the picture above for details of how to buy your own fabulous copy of the Print "Heritage of Cosford's Finest"
Artist Steve Harper says:
"My roll as an artist is to tell a story and capture a moment in time. Its wonderful to meet people who served and worked on the iconic aircraft now on display at one of the finest museums in the country and to listen to their stories so that I can bring their aircraft to life on Canvas for visitors to the exhibition to enjoy.
Many of these people now volunteer to work on these historic aircraft in their spare time alongside the dedicated full time team at Cosford, so that we can enjoy them at our leisure.
It's a great privilege to capture the power and grace of these majestic aircraft as I put brush to canvas, to honour their commitment and dedication in preserving these historic aircraft for our nation and future generations.
I look forward to meeting visitors at the Exhibitions and the signing events we have around the country.
My best wishes to you all "
About the Artist : Steve Harper
Steve is an established artist whose work has been centered around Motorsport and aviation themes.
Steve's Art work is Collected World wide by an ever increasing number of Collectors from America, Canada, France, and not forgetting a growing number of enthusiasts from the UK.
His work has featured in a number of Magazines Radio and TV.
Steve is better known for his artistic involvement in the glamorous world of Motorsport. His ability to capture the atmosphere of the world's most spectacular cars, drivers and motor racing and Aviation scenes are making his paintings increasingly more collectable.
Born in England in the mid 1960's, Steve worked in engineering and as a commercial Deep Sea diver before becoming a full time dedicated artist. His passion for Art developed from an early age.
Now he is able to share his talent with an increasing number of collectors of his works of art, from those new to art, to the more Serious Collectors. Steve lives and works as a full time professional artist in the West Midlands of England.
Steve says: "In the works of art I create, I try to convey the combining of the moment and the emotion. It becomes not just a scene but is far more than that, drawing the viewer into the painting so that for the briefest of moments the viewer becomes immersed in the story that the painting tells. With each brush stoke the artist paints a little of his own soul into the painting bringing the scene to life for all to enjoy . A moment in time captured on canvas."
How to reserve your copy of the print "Heritage of Cosford's Finest".
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