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Artist Pete Wenman


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The Artist Says:


Aviation art is as much about painting light as it is aircraft !




Biography






Pete is an award winning artist, based in the UK who has always loved aircraft, but only started painting them in the last few years. Born and bought up in Kent where he still lives with his wife and two daughters he is surrounded by aviation history. The site of Bleriot's landing following his historic cross channel flight is only a short distance away, while he can look out from his studio towards a Bf109 crash site, and Reculver Bay where the Dambusters of 617 Squadron practiced with the bouncing bombSince an early age Pete loved to paint, but in his teenage years he concentrated on the construction and painting of military figures, and scale model aircraft. Over time he went on to win numerous awards in both these fields. However in 2006 the felt he needed a new challenge, and his love of aircraft and a desire to paint on canvas led him to try his hand at aviation art. The learning curve was steep initially however he joined both the Guild of Aviation Artists, and the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), which provided support, guidance and critique. Working in oil on canvas his favourite subject is  Naval Aviation. 
 
 
Awards and Exhibtions
 
2017
Fighting Snakes: Awarded first place in the Military category at the 2017 ASAA juried exhibition, Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA.
 
2014
Pentagon Patriotic Art Program: Five giclee prints displayed at the Pentagon as part of the Pentagon Patriotic Art Program
On Final, Devil Dog Takedown, By the Dawn's Early Light, OK 2, Orion's Game.
Cat 2: Awarded third place in the ASAA Awards, Military Aviation at the 2014 ASAA juried exhibition , San Diego Air and Space Museum
Pensacola Texan: Awarded an ASAA Silver Founders Award.
 
2012
Orion's Game: Commissioned by the VP-45 Association and donated for display at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola.
 
2011
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