The latest collection of original oil paintings, pencil drawings and limited edition prints by Andrew Harris AGAva is being exhibited at Shoreham Airport which is also referred to as Brighton Airport. The event is open now and will remain accessible to the general public whenever the main terminal building is open daily until the end of August 2019.
Andrew Harris is a member of the Solent Aviation Art Society and specialises in depictions of actual aircraft and events that have taken place in order to produce works that are historical artefacts.
“All veteran signed original drawings have been signed in person by WWII aircrew and are accompanied by comprehensive supporting documents, providing irrefutable provenance.” (1) explains his website.
The coastal airport setting is perfect for a show which includes vintage aircraft as the 1920’s art deco style grade II listed building provides the perfect backdrop. Smartly framed pieces neatly cover the first floor gallery walls which are full of natural light. The pictures show a wide variety of civilian and military aeroplanes which are expertly sketched and rendered and are accompanied by splendid rolling landscapes and atmospheric skies.
All of the items on display are ready to be purchased and would elegantly grace even the finest homes or look equally stunning in a commercial setting. The show commemorates the contribution that airmen have made in the 20th century and enables enthusiasts and experts alike, to own a part of this special Harris collection of artwork.
The oil paintings are very reasonably priced, considering the time it must take to complete all the layers involved, in producing such detailed scenes. There is something to suit everyone’s budget as prints and cards can also be purchased through the venue or by ordering online at Aviation Originals website shop.
After this cultural treat, it is recommended that visiting the stylish restaurant of the main terminal building is a great way to have a brilliant and memorable day. A delicious range of sandwiches and lunches are made freshly and can be enjoyed overlooking the apron and viewing the days activity at the airport. There are super views over to the landmark Lancing College with its stunning Gothic Revival architecture nestled at the foot of the South Downs.
It is also intended by the organisers that the Andrew Harris exhibition may inspire people of all ages to find out more about becoming a pilot, the general aviation industry and remembering the stories of brave aviators and their part in shaping the world we live in today.
Andrew Harris Art website http://aviationoriginals.com/
Brighton Airport http://flybrighton.com/