Aviation Artist

"Melting Snow, Clearing Mist"
Handley Page Halifax

Tel: 01652 660601
email: keith.woodcock@btopenworld.com

Link to a gallery of some of Keith's work

Link to Keith Woodcock's Web Site
Keith Woodcock is an artist with a fascination for anything aeronautical. Understandable as there were always aviation magazines, books and models close at hand during his childhood at their family home in Yorkshire, England. Visits to airshows, races and airfields within cycling distance were all part of growing up. After completing his education at his local Grammar School, he was initially employed as a draughtsman and technical illustrator but later diversified into advertising art and design, studying at Salford College of Art, Manchester.

In the late 60s he started his freelance career, undertaking graphic design and illustration for many national and international client whilst producing occasional drawings and illustrations for aviation publishers. Eventually, however, he decided to devote all his energies and talents to painting aviation subjects on a full-time basis.

Since then he has become one of Britain's most respected artists in this field, exhibiting widely in the U.K., Europe and America, winning numerous awards for his work. A "Par Excellence" at Oshkosh, USA was followed by the prestigious "Aviation Painting of the Year" award at the Guild of Aviation Artists Annual London Exhibition in 1986 and "Best Oil Painting" at the same exhibition three years later.

Atmosphere, accuracy and authenticity, the latter often demanding extensive research, are the key areas where he excels. His paintings have received much critical acclaim with many examples being hung in the permanent collections of museums, Service establishments, aerospace companies and private individuals worldwide.

A full member of the Guild of Aviation Artists (he is currently the Chairman), he is also an elected Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists and a full member of the Guild of Motoring Artists, this reflecting his other area of interest.

Many of his paintings have been used to illustrate books and can also be seen on ceramic collectables and limited edition prints. His originals are in constant demand, virtually all his output now being specially commissioned.

Leaflets and lists of limited edition, pilot signed prints are available on request. For further information on commissioned paintings and prices, or to discuss individual requirements, please contact the artist.

Some websites that feature Keith's paintings or have some of his work for sale

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