Aviation Artwork of Local Hermanus Artist Derrick Dickens

Swordfish
Fairey Swordfish of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm -- this painting was chosen by HRH Prince Phillip and now hangs in Buckingham Palace -- Artist: Derrick Dickens

Internationally renowned artist, and local Hermanus resident, Derrick Dickens’ aviation artwork featuring aircraft of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, as seen here, is the subject of a recently published book.

This magnificent work of 168 pages is entitled Illustrated History of the Fleet Air Arm – Stringbag to Shar 1938 to 2006. It features paintings of every type and mark of fixed-wing front line aircraft to serve in the FAA from 1938 to 2006.

The forward was written by the Admiral of the Fleet, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip also chose the painting Swordfish, on page 6 of the book, which now hangs in Buckingham Palace.

The first print run is sold out and is currently being revised and updated. The next issue will be available toward the end of 2011. All paintings from the book are available as giclée limited prints (12 Photographs).
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