The Ropewalk welcomes artist Keith Woodcock

By janetuplin |

Keith Woodcock, a new resident in The Ropewalk’s artists’ studios, has recently exhibited four paintings at the Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition, featuring 435 entries, held in the Mall Galleries in London.

Two of his works won awards and another was highly commended.

The first of these was the Cross and Cockade Award for the best depiction of a World War One scene and showed an SE5 biplane fighter aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps in combat with a German Albatros. This painting was sold at the preview.

The second was the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Award for the best acrylic painting in the exhibition and featured an early Avro Vulcan.

Both these are to be released as limited edition giclee prints in the near future by his publisher.

“We are delighted to welcome Keith to The Ropewalk,”  said Ropewalk director Richard Hatfield.

“As a professional artist of many years standing Keith has earned an enviable reputation for his atmospheric portrayals of aircraft and motoring subjects, winning many awards on both sides of the Atlantic,” Richard continued.

The vast majority of Keith’s current paintings are now specially commissioned by Service Organisations and private or corporate clients worldwide and his paintings now hang in permanent collections in the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Norway and the United Kingdom.

Many of his aviation paintings are reproduced as limited edition, pilot signed prints, whilst other examples can be seen on ceramic collectables. His motoring subjects have also been reproduced as limited edition, driver signed prints.

Articles featuring Keith Woodcock and his work have appeared in International Artist, Automobile, Aeroplane, Combat Aircraft, Classic and Sportscar, Auto India and Flypast amongst many others.

A former Chairman of the Guild of aviation Artists, he also gives illustration lectures, critiques and workshops, not only on his speciality subjects, but on art in general.

He is a full member of both Guild of Aviation Artists and the Guild of Motoring Artists and a Fellow of The American Society of Aviation Artists.

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Keith has been a full time aviation and automotive artist for the past 32 years and is a Fellow of the Guild of Aviation Artists, a Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists and a signature member of the Guild of Motoring Artists.

 

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