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Laura Mayer Artwork

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The finished piece

If, like me, you enjoy having aviation art and photography on your walls (for me, as much as my wife will allow), then you’re likely always on the lookout for something new. As viewers of the FLYER Livestream might have spotted, my warbirds calendar (John Dibbs) has given way to a lovely canvas painting of our RV-6 from the studio of skilled artist Laura Mayer.

I sent Laura a photo of the aircraft, which she drew, and then painted (in gouache and acrylic). I was amazed at her ability to capture detail like the mirrored chrome spinner and the reflections off the canopy. Laura is very good at sharing work-in-progress photos, and asking whether you’re happy with the current look or if you want anything altering. The progress shots helped me learn more about the work and planning that goes into artwork of this quality.

Laura’s prices start from £79 and most of her work is done on canvas, of any size. All Laura needs is high resolution photos to work from (ideally without any Instagram filters!). I’m really pleased to have something unique and personal in the house and I’m already sifting through photos to find the next one to be painted. Oh, and John, if you read this – your calendar is still up – just on a different wall…

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