‘Russ’ work captures the spirit, the truth, and the majesty of the moment.’
I am an award-winning contemporary British representational artist and Associate Member of The Guild of Aviation Artists, with paintings exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London, various art galleries, and aviation museums, including The Imperial War Museum at Duxford and The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.
My studio is based in a Lincolnshire village near the east coast of England, drawing inspiration from the changing light quality, seasons of the landscape, spectacular skies, and the historical and present-day association with the RAF.
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My passion for representational and figurative art began before I pursued illustration and design. After painting surprise gifts for my daughters, I realised how art can communicate and evoke human emotion, rekindling my passion and connection with fine art.
A professional artist embarks on a unique journey, forging an individual artistic voice or style. I enjoy challenging myself through my studio paintings to push and expand my technical knowledge, approach, and art techniques to continue producing new, vibrant and exciting art. I also like painting or drawing in an informal style (En Plein Air), directly from life or the great outdoors, and chatting with the occasional curious onlooker.
Russ’ art style blends classical and modern techniques, influenced by the Realist and Impressionist movements. He captures light, spirit, atmosphere, truth, and beauty through his paintings, working primarily in oils.
A masterful approach, draughtsmanship, and painterly precision allow him to explore various visual narratives, subjects, and genres, including historical aviation and military art.
Russ uses a limited colour palette and works across the canvas, emphasising textures and subtle elements of a scene, capturing the essence and expressing an impression of the story. His passion, attention to detail, keen eye, and sure hand make his artworks stand out among his contemporaries and desirable to collectors.
As an ex 169 Squadron pilot who flew these actual aircraft and is a bit of a nit-picker, I must congratulate you Russ on the accuracy of the detail on this painting. It really is a window on those times and portrays the contemporary atmosphere exactly.
Ex 169 Squadron, WW2 Mosquito pilot.