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Merstone Station

Acrylic on board 41 x 25cm


Resplendent in the British Railway's malachite green livery, 02 class 0-4-4T No31 Chale has just arrived with a train from Cowes in the summer of 1948, en route to Sandown. The remote location of this station meant that it never generated much revenue, but served as the vital interchange for the Sandown and Ventnor West lines until the closure of the whole line on 6th February 1956.

Into History

Acrylic on canvas 30.5 x 40.6cm


Supermarine Spitfire prototype K5054 is seen taking to the air for a test flight in June 1936 from Eastleigh Airport in Southampton. Few, at the time, could have known what an iconic aircraft R J Mitchell had designed, yet the beautiful, classic lines were there to see in the very first example.

Mill Hill Station

Acrylic on board 41 x 25cm


One of two stations serving Cowes, Mill Hill was first opened in 1871 by the Cowes and Newport Railway and served until the line was closed on 21st February 1966. Here, 02 class 0-4-4T No 18 Ningwood is arriving with a train from Newport in the Spring of 1962.

Alverstone Station

Acrylic on board 41 x 25cm


In June 1876, Alverstone Station appeared on a public timetable for the first time, even though the line between Newport and Sandown had opened the previous year. This scene shows the station building and level crossing after a shower of rain in the early 1950s. In 1956, this line, like so much of the Isle of Wight railway network, was closed forever.

Shanklin Station

Acrylic on board 41 x 25cm


02 Class W18 Ningwood approaches Shanklin Station with one of the last trains bound for Ventnor on a fine April day in 1966. Within days, the Ventnor line was to close forever, making Shanklin the new terminus and signalling the beginning of the end for the Island's steam railway network.

Blackwater Station

Acrylic on board 41 x 25cm


The winter of 1955 was one of the coldest in recent memory. Even the Isle of Wight found itself snowbound, but the expanding bus service and ever-reliable rail network ensured that people could still get around. Here, a Bristol Lodekka Mk1 takes the level crossing at Blackwater as the Stationmaster awaits a train from nearby Shide, bound for Merstone and Sandown. By the winter of 1956, the station was closed forever.

Freshwater Station

Acrylic on board 41 x 25cm


Opened on 20th July 1889, Freshwater Station was the terminus of the line west from Newport and went through a number of changes before closure in September 1953. The station building remained for a few years after closure before being demolished to make way for a small factory and latterly a supermarket. The signal box, however, has survived to the present day and is now situated at Wootton as part of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Out of the Blue

Acrylic on canvas 76 x 51cm


When first posted to Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany, in October 1944, Leutnant Franz Schall was already credited with a stunning 117 victories, but his score continued to rise as he mastered the beautiful Messerschmitt Me262 jet fighter, adding a further 16 Allied aircraft to his tally including P.51 Mustangs, P.47 Thunderbolts and B.24 Liberators. Having survived a near fatal encounter when both engines of his aircraft seized in combat, he was killed in a landing accident in 1945 whilst posted to JG.7.

His aircraft is seen here (nearest), an Me.262 A-1a, number 110404, White 1

The International Space Station

Acrylic on canvas 50.8 x 30.5cm


Following the launch of the first component of the International Space Station (ISS) in 1998, this microgravity and space environment research laboratory has continued to grow, the whole being made up of a number of pressurised modules, solar arrays and a variety of other components. Aside from accommodation, there are laboratories for experiments in biology, physics, meteorology, the study of deep space and research related to future missions to the Moon and Mars. The ISS is easily the largest man-made object orbiting the Earth, which it does 15.54 times per day at an altitude that can vary between 330 and 435 km and can be clearly seen from Earth with the naked eye.

Britten-Norman BN-3 Nymph

Acrylic on board 50.8 x 30.5cm


Designed to compete with the domination of Cessna and Piper in the light aircraft market, Britten-Norman's successor to their world-beating Islander was the BN-3 Nymph, a single engined, four seat tourer that featured folding wings for economical hangar storage. First flown on 17th May 1969, the Nymph secured advance orders for 105 aircraft before the project was shelved when the company was forced into liquidation.

Three Home Safely

Acrylic on board 71 x 36cm, Framed


Three Lancaster bombers break the dawn silence after a night raid in 1943.

A Moment's Peace

Oil on board 30.5 x 36.5cm


Much has been written of the great friendship shared by Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy. They had served together at most of Nelson's major battles including the Nile, Copenhagen, Cape St Vincent and, most notably, at Trafalgar where Hardy comforted his dying companion in the cockpit of HMS Victory. They are depicted here on the quarter deck of HMS Victory, sharing a light hearted moment before the last great battle. Nelson is dressed in the full Admiral's uniform and decorations that he insisted he wear at Trafalgar, together with his unique bicorn hat with the green sunshade stitched into its rim to protect his damaged right eye from the glare of the sun. The painting highlights the great difference in the physical stature of each man - Lord Nelson standing just 5ft 5in tall, compared to Hardy, who was over 6ft. Whilst Nelson lost his life at Trafalgar in 1805, Hardy lived a long and full life until his final passing in 1839, aged 70 years.

The Good Old Temeraire

Acrylic on canvas 51 x 30.5cm


The hero of Trafalgar, HMS Temeraire, is depicted here at sea as she was originally constructed, with her simple scroll figurehead, and the yellow hull that was typical of the period. She has her studding sails set on the mainmast to help make all speed as she punches through the heavy swell of the English Channel . For Trafalgar, Temeraire was repainted with the 'Nelson Chequer' pattern that can be seen on HMS Victory today, this magnificent ship coming to the latter's rescue whilst fighting on with a prize lashed to each of her sides. Post Trafalgar, her crew raised enough money from their prizes to have a new figurehead carved which she carried proudly even to the scrap yard at Rotherhithe in 1838, where she was broken up.

Charlie Tango

Oil on canvas 50.8 x 40.6cm


The prototype BN-2 Islander is depicted in its 1966 guise as it appeared at the Farnborough Air Show that year, now re-fitted with Lycoming 0-540 engines.

Sadly, G-ATCT was lost in an accident in Holland on 9th November, but the Islander concept was already proven to be a huge success and over 600 of the type are still in operation today all over the world.

The First of the Many

Oil on canvas 76 x 45.7cm

£1,800 Framed

On the 13th June 1965, the very first Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, registered as G-ATCT, took off from Bembridge Airport on the Isle of Wight with Desmond Norman and John Britten at the controls. With some minor modifications, the Islander proved to be a world-beating design and is still in production today. The prototype is depicted here with its original Continental IO-360 engines, taking off from Bembridge in July 1965.

All proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to the restoration of Islander G-AVCN (see BNAPS pages by following the link on the home page).

Isle of Wight Railway Collection

Eleven Paintings

£600 to £800 each

A rare opportunity to purchase paintings from a private collection depicting the age of steam on the Isle of Wight.

Please click on the image to see details of each of the eleven paintings.

Lady On Red

Acrylic on board 45.7 x 30.5cm

£800 Framed

Figure study, 2015.

The Watering Place

Oil on canvas 91.5 x 61cm

£800 Framed

Fast and Furious

Oil on canvas 56 x 40.6cm


The outbreak of the Korean War in July 1950 saw the Royal Navy forced to put its newest aircraft procurements to the test, most of them refined developments of many of their WW2 types. Whilst the Supermarine Seafire FR.47s of the Fleet Air Arm were considered to be more effective at high altitude, the role of low-level ground attack fell to the remarkable Hawker Sea Fury whose great speed and manoeuvrability frequently frustrated the opposing MiGs. Here, two FB.11s of 802 Sqn, HMS Eagle, close for a strafing attack on a ground target in August, 1952.

Ronnie Peterson - the Final Victory

Oil on canvas 76 x 50.8cm


The Austrian Grand Prix at the Österreichring in 1978 was conducted under heavy skies that threatened rain at some point during the race. Having qualified on pole, the Swede Ronnie Peterson made a textbook start in his Lotus Cosworth 79, but his team mate, Mario Andretti, did not get away so well and it was Carlos Reutemann's Ferrari that assumed second place on the run up the steep hill from the start. The cold conditions meant that grip was poor and several cars found themselves in the barrier before the race was finally stopped, due to a torrential downpour. At the restart, Peterson again assumed a dominant lead, claiming his last victory ahead of Patrick Depailler's Tyrrell Cosworth and Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari. Just one month later at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, the great Ronnie Peterson was involved in an horrific crash at the race start that left him with terrible injuries from which he later died.

A New Shape in the Sky

Acrylic on canvas 46 x 35.5cm


The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.


Acrylic on canvas 40.6 x 30.5cm


Book illustration depicting a Viking long ship in a heavy sea.

The Temeraire's Last Journey

Oil on canvas 51 x 30.5cm


Few ships have been immortalised in art more than HMS Temeraire, a 98-gun veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar and iconic subject of JMW Turner's memorable painting. Although one of the finest paintings ever produced, it is known that Turner's version of this magnificent old ship's voyage to the breaker's yard is pure whimsy, composed to inspire pride and sentiment in equal parts.

This painting is, perhaps, a more truthful rendering of the same scene. Here, the mighty Temeraire is reduced to a floating hulk, stripped of her masts, bowsprit and rigging, her bitumen-coated hull gutted of anything useful.

It is 7.30am on 5th September 1838. As the tide is judged to be just right, the steam tugs Sampson and Newcastle, piloted by William Scott and a crew of 25, take up the strain of the Temeraire's 2,121 tons to begin the slow journey from Sheerness to Rotherhithe, where she will be slowly taken to pieces at the yard of John Beatson. Whilst HMS Victory stands today in all her magnificence at Portsmouth, barely a trace of the ship that came to her rescue at Trafalgar exists.

Blue Streak

Acrylic on Board 32 x 23cm

£300 Framed

This small acrylic on board depicts Supermarine Swift F.4 WK198 flown by Lt Cmdr Mike Lithgow setting a new World Air Speed Record on 26th September 1953, averaging 737.3mph over a series of four runs above the desert of Castel Idris, Libya. The airframe of this important piece of British aviation history has been rescued from a scrap yard by the Brooklands Museum and it is hoped that WK198 might one day be restored to static display condition.

Last of the Line

Acrylic on Board 32 x 23cm

£300 Framed

VC.10, serial No 885 was the last of its type to be built at Brooklands and is seen here taking to the air on 16th February 1970 in her East African Airlines livery as 5H-MOG. This aircraft was later acquired by the Royal Air Force and registered as ZA150, serving as a K3 with 101 Sqn until her eventual retirement in 2013, this veteran of 43 years service landing for the final time at Dunsfold where she will be preserved as part of the Brooklands Museum.

Thunder in the Clouds

Oil on Board 40.6 x 30.5cm


BAC Lightning XN793 of 92 Sqn based at Gütersloh, West Germany in 1972.

A Night Action off Cadiz

Acrylic on Board 51 x 41cm


Skirmishes between frigates were a common occurrence, such as here when the 32-gun HMS Amphion encountered a French opponent off Cadiz in 1806 the latter, to her great cost, straying among the British inshore squadron in the darkness of a moonless night.


Oil on Canvas 101.6 x 56cm


By 2.00pm on 21st October 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar was all but won, the combined French and Spanish fleets had suffered terrible losses, but not without great cost to the British. Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson lay dying in the cockpit of his flagship, Victory, having been struck down by a single musket round fired from the fighting top of the French Redoutable's mizzen mast as Nelson walked on deck with Captain Hardy.

In this scene, the battered remains of Victory can be seen beneath the figurehead of the Spanish 74 Principe de Asturias which dominates the foreground. Beside her, the hulk of the Redoutable sags in the water as Temeraire breaks free. In the centre, the British 74 Leviathan is engaging the French 80-gun Neptune, whilst the San Augustin can be seen firing at the extreme right of the picture.

Merlin's Lair

Acrylic on Board 76 x 40.6cm


Few military aircraft have ever looked more perfect or majestic than the De Havilland Mosquito. Fashioned almost entirely of wood, by necessity rather than choice, the Mossie was to become the most versatile aircraft of WWII, filling roles as diverse as fighter, fighter-bomber, photo-reconnaissance, low-level ground attack and many more with great distinction. This FB.VI is P7232 O-SM of 305 (Polish) Sqn.

Bristol Britannia

Acrylic on Board 30.5 x 40.6cm

£600 Framed

Often referred to as the "Whispering Giant", Bristol's sleek Type 175 Britannia represented a milestone in turboprop airliner design, although it was already something of an anachronism by the time it entered service, as the jet age was just getting underway. Nevertheless, 85 Britannias were built before production ceased in 1960, many serving with BOAC, as exemplified by G-ANBG, seen here before being re-registered because superstitious pilots disliked the letters "NBG", believing them to be an acronym of "No Bloody Good!".

Zerstörer Break

Acrylic on Board 30.5 x 40.6cm


Just how vulnerable the pilot and observer of a Messerschmitt Bf.110 were during the early stages of the war is ably demonstrated in this view from the cockpit of a Bf.110C-2 of 1/ZG 52, based at Charleville during the Battle of France in June 1940. Later versions featured an armoured seat and head protection for the pilot.

Queen of the Skies

Acrylic on Board 30.5 x 40.6cm

£600 Framed

Designed originally by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, the prototype VC.10 took to the air for the first time from Brooklands, near Weybridge, in Surrey in 1962. One of only a few airliners ever to feature the tail 'quad' engine arrangement, the VC.10 became the mainstay of British Overseas Airways Corporation's operations worldwide, the type continuing to serve when Britain's major airlines merged to become British Airways. Many airframes continued their long service career with the Royal Air Force as air-to-air re-fuelling tankers well into the 21st Century, the type finally being retired in September 2013.

Viscount Outbound

Oil on Board 61 x 45.7cm

£1,200 Framed

First flown in 1948, the Vickers Viscount was the first turboprop commercial airliner to enter service anywhere in the world. Renowned for its comfort, quietness and large windows, it became one of the most successful and profitable aircraft of the post-war era. British European Airways added a large number of Viscounts to their fleet, starting in April 1953, the type continuing for many decades before being finally withdrawn from BEA's successor, British Airways, in the 1980s. Many examples continued to fly with other airlines and charter companies and several examples are preserved in museums.

Mary Rose

Acrylic on Board 61 x 45.7cm


Often reported to have had a brief and tragic career, Henry VIII's warship Mary Rose in fact enjoyed 34 years of service in what was then known as the Navy Royal. There is uncertainty about the date and whereabouts of her original construction but, having being bought into the King's Navy, she first saw action in 1512, the first of many skirmishes with the French. In 1522, she was put into reserve and was eventually refitted between 1535 / 36. Exactly how much her appearance changed during her refit is not known but she was back on front-line duty for the Battle of the Solent - again against the French fleet - in 1545. It was during this action that she mysteriously heeled over and sank, although no one knows exactly why. The Mary Rose lay on the seabed until 1982, when her substantial remains were raised and preserved for all time at Portsmouth, where she can be viewed today.

SS Great Eastern

Acrylic on Board 30.5 x 40.6cm


Intended for the passenger and cargo trade between England and Ceylon, Brunel's SS Great Eastern was, in her day, easily the largest ship ever built at almost 700ft in length and with a displacement of 22,500 tons. So big was this mighty vessel that huge problems were encountered simply trying to launch her after completion, it being another three months after her christening before she actually entered the water, the delays and extra costs bankrupting the company in the process. After more delays and mishaps and under new ownership, she eventually reached New York in 1859 to promote a new, fast, trans-Atlantic service. Hampered by increasing costs and lack of investment, the Great Eastern never fulfilled her potential as a passenger ship, but eventually found her niche as a cable-laying ship, establishing the first direct communication link between the UK and America in 1866. Further cables were laid between Europe and the New World and a another across the Indian Ocean. Various un-glamorous roles saw her employed until 1886, this magnificent ship finally being broken up at Liverpool over the following two years.


Oil on Canvas 76 x 45.7cm


Without doubt one of the finest fighter aircraft of WW2, the Focke-Wulf FW.190 was steadily developed from the BMW-powered 'A' series through to the Jumo-Powered 'D', the latter of which proved superior to its predecessors in almost every respect. Here, a pair of D-9s of IV./JG3 based at Prenzlau in Eastern Germany, roll through a glorious late afternoon sky in March 1945.

Godwin von Brumowski - The Finest Fighting Unit in the LFT

Oil on canvas 102 x 76cm


Painted for inclusion in my book about Godwin von Brumowski, this large canvas depicts the Austro-Hungarian ace in formation with some of his fellow airmen early in November 1917.

Victory Above Grado

Oil on canvas 76 x 50.8cm


Also painted for the same book, this depicts Brumowski's 13th victory against an Italian seaplane above the port of Grado in northern Italy.

Yellow 10

Acrylic on Board 50.8 x 40.6cm


The elegant D-13 was the ultimate example of Focke-Wulf's FW.190 to be powered by the Jumo 213EB inverted inline engine and is still widely regarded as one of the finest aircraft to have entered service with the Luftwaffe in WWII. Armed with three 20mm guns, one of them firing through the propeller spinner, this aircraft proved itself to be an effective weapon for Geschwader Kommodore Major Franz Gotz of JG.26, the great ace claiming 63 victories. His machine is depicted in close-up here - "Yellow 10", Werk No 836017, based at Furstenau in February 1945.


Oil on board 51 x 40.5cm


Figure study, 2011

Gossamer Wings

Oil on board. 49 x 39cm


Originally painted under my pseudonym 'Heller', this is one of a series of fantasy paintings involving fairies and is one of my favourite works. Now being offered for sale from my private collection, it is beautifully framed and ready to hang.

Lacewing Fairy

Acrylic on board. 37 x 31cm


Another of my fairy paintings, again once displayed under the pseudonym 'Heller'.This is also being offered from my personal collection and is beautifully framed in a brushed silver frame.

The Dancer

Acrylic on board. 51 x 30.5cm


This figure study is a new painting, a study in light and shade. It is offered in a bespoke speckled frame.

Clifton Dawn

Acrylic on canvas, 40.6 x 30.5cm


Hot air balloons rise through the mist above the Clifton suspension bridge. Currently unframed.