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"THE RAF MUSEUM COSFORD HOSTED AN EXHIBITIONS OF AVIATION ART BY NOTED ARTIST STEVE HARPER"

Steve's art work and the RAF Musem Cosford

Steves work has been exhibited at various events during the past 5 years including the RAF Museum Cosford in support of the dedicated work of the volunters of the Aerospace Museum Society Cosfordand the full time team who keep our aviation heritage alive.

Above :A Painting Depicting the Famous Battle of Britain Memorial flight Lancaster Bomber Aircraft titled "By Dawn's Early Light" by Artist Steve Harper was unveiled at the RAF Museum Cosford.

The original exhibition which was set up on the 11th August 2009 at The RAF Museum Cosford, Following fantastic success and many visitors and press reviews was extended to run into 2011 so that more visitors could enjoy the Collection of works of aviation Art by Noted Artist Steve Harper . Recently "The Aerospace Museum Society Cosford" hosted the display of pieces by Steve at The Battle of Britain Weekend held September 2012.

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A note of Thanks from Artist Steve Harper

My thanks to all the collectors, visitors and friends who attended the exhibitions.
It's great to meet you all, sign mementos of the weekend, and chat with guests and visitors. It was great to chat, talk about the exhibition and share special memories with so many wonderful people. We have had some lovely e-mails, I'll do my best to answer them all personally, thank you for your kind and lovely wishes.
My thanks to all the wonderful folks who work at the Museum. For your dedication and skill that makes this a "Living Museum" unlike anything you will find any where else. A friendly smile, a warm welcome and a visit to remember.
My thanks to all of you who have supported the fabulous 40's Dances by buying tickets and attending the fabulous evening which help the Aerospace Museum Society Cosford. I hope you had a great time during the weekend and some special memories. I look forward to seeing you at the next one.
My special thanks to the amazing folks in the Aerospace Museum Society Cosford, many of which have become dear friends. Thanks for your dedication and amazing work which continues to inspire me to put brush to canvas.
It was great seeing you all at the Dance and signing mementos of the evening on the in October 2013. May I wish you all good wishes and happy times during 2014.
See you soon,

Steve

Print of "By Dawns Early Light" Lancaster Bomber by Artist Steve Harper

Prints from the paintings are now available

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HANGAR DANCE DETAILS

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It has been great to meet those of you who attended the exhibition held at Museums and collections over the last few years, Steve looks forward to meeting you at Events he will be attending during 2014 and will be pleased to sign mementos for visitors.

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News of Portrait unveiling at the RAF Museum Cosford

16th November 2014

ABOVE: for the full details of the unveiling of the portrait of Dave Leek, seen in the photo, click here or directly onto the photo. The unveiling of the painting was held at the RAF Museum Cosford at 11.45 am on the 16th November 2014 in the Main Visitor Centre.

 

Noted Motors Sports and Aviation Artist Steve Harper who lives and works in the Midlands opened an Exhibition of his Aviation themed works of Art in the main entrance building of The RAF Museum Cosford.

See the Fabulous Exhibition of Originals at Cosford

THE EXHIBITION RAN UNTIL 1st MARCH 2011.

Having achieved much success and popularity with visiting members of the public and press, the Exhibition continued to run until 1st March 2011 with a special Battle of Britain 70'th Anniversary Feature for visitors to enjoy.

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Among the list of paintings on display for the public to view were two paintings Launched for the Exhibition Start Last year, "Concorde" and the other being a very special tribute painting of Cosford's own "Lincoln Bomber".

The Lincoln Bomber Painting, which was released as prints on the 10th October 2009, is a tribute to those who give so much time and dedication restoring the amazing aircraft which form such a vital part of our aviation history at the Cosford Museum.

Steve with the Exhibition you will see at Cosford

The Harper Design Collection (c)

The Steve Harper Exhibition of works of art from "the Harper Design Collection" opened on 11th August 2009 and ran during 2010 and into 2011. The Exhibition complimented the fabulous 1940's Charity Dance (which was a sell out) held at the RAF Museum Cosford .

The 2010 Exhibition at the RAF Museum Cosford

Steve has over the last three years donated very special Artists reserve prints which were raffled as first prize on the Charity Dance evenings to raise funds and awareness of the work of the volunteers of the "Cosford Aerospace Museum Society". The originals went on show for visitors to enjoy as part of the very popular exhibitions during 2009 / 2010 and into early 2011.

Last Years 1940's Dance Last Years Raffle winner with Steve Dave Leek Left with this years painting to be used as print for the raffle with Right Artist Steve Harper visitors enjoy the exhibition

 

Artist Steve Harper with the Lincoln Bomber  painting Winner and Artist Steve Harper at the 2010  dance presentation
Above Steve with the Prints Raffled for the fabulous work of the Cosford Aviation Society.

Click here to read Steve's account of the Fabulous 1940's Dance evening and to see More pictures.

Steve was at the Dance to sign tickets which were designed round the Spitfire Painting "England's Pride" (also on display at the exhibition) as collectable mementos of the evening for guests. Steve chatted with aviation enthusiasts and present the lucky winner of the raffle with the highly collectable No 2 print titled "Heritage of Cosford's Finest".

Signing Events at the Museum

Steve Harper Autograph signing day at RAF Cosford

Steve attended the exhibition on signing days.

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Steve enjoyed attending the various Signing events .Visitors to the museum were able to meet and chat with him about the Exhibition. . It was also great to see members of the press also attended the Signing event for photo shoots and interviews. The Signing events were held in the Main Entrance Building close to the Exhibition. Visitors were able to have photo cards and official programs from the RAF Museum Cosford, signed by Steve as a memento of their day out.

Left to Right Chairman of the Cosford Society Dave Leek,  D-Day Vetran  Arthur Jones and Right ,Artist Steve Harper

Steve says "Its always great to meet our regular collectors and quite a few new ones. Its also great to chat with folks and answer questions about the exhibition. I had a great time, and I hope you did too. My thanks to all of you who came along, and thanks also for the wonderful comments and lovely e-mail's we have received. My very best wishes to you all."

 

A NOTE OF THANKS TO ALL AT THE RAF MUSEUM COSFORD

Battle of Britain weekend  visitors and veterans The Fantastic team at the Museum Battle of Britain weekend visitors  with centre Artist Steve Harper Exhibition visitor with Left Steve Harper and right Dave Leek

My thanks to everyone at the Museum. Your dedication in preserving our heritage is a constant source of inspiration. My thanks to the many friends I have made at the worlds finest aviation Museum for making each visit a joy and a treasured memory.

My thanks to All the dedicated members of "The Cosford Aerospace Museum Society".

Thanks to Pete Bunting for all his help with organising the exhibition, Dave Leek for being an inspiration and his dedication to aviation, Bruce Ferguson for his sense of humour and help with the exhibition and for the many friends and team at The RAF Museum who have made this exhibition possible for so many to enjoy .

My thanks to all of you who attended the exhibition and gave us your support. The many kind comments, letters and e-mails continue to inspire me to put brush to canvas.

I look forward to seeing you again soon

My thanks and best wishes to you all,

Artist Steve Harper

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT LAST YEARS 2010

1940's HANGAR DANCE.

Below Steve with the Battle of Britain Painting "Honouring the Few" A special Artists Reserve Print of Which was raffled on the evening.

Steve signed a very special print from the painting seen above personally for the lucky winner on the evening.

Steve is proud to support the work of

The Aerospace Museum Society Cosford

 

 

The Very Special Painting tribute to the work of the RAF MUSEUM COSFORD went on show in the Main Visitor Centre

About The Painting titled "Heritage of Cosford's Finest". .

The Launch of the Lincoln Painting Heritage of Cosford's Finest

Steve Depicted the Lincoln flying over the RAF Museum Cosford which can be seen through a break in the cloud below the graceful and yet powerful aircraft.

The Lincoln Bomber was heavily based on the Lancaster Bomber made famous by its roll during World War 2 as the famous aircraft of the "Dam Busters". The Beautiful and rare example of the Lincoln in the painting is now on display for all to enjoy at the RAF Museum Cosford, and requires continuous on going maintenance. It has just undergone another round of preservation to bring it back to its former Glory.

Left Chairman Dave Leek, Centre with the Painting ex Lincoln Crew Ted Littlewood with Right Artist Steve Harper

The Print "Heritage of Cosford's Finest" see the original in the Harper Design Collection Exhibition

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Artist Steve Harper says:

"My roll as an artist is to tell a story and capture a moment in time. Its wonderful to meet people who served and worked on the iconic aircraft now on display at one of the finest museums in the country and to listen to their stories so that I can bring their aircraft to life on Canvas for visitors to the exhibition to enjoy.

Many of these people now volunteer to work on these historic aircraft in their spare time alongside the dedicated full time team at Cosford, so that we can enjoy them at our leisure.

It's a great privilege to capture the power and grace of these majestic aircraft as I put brush to canvas, to honour their commitment and dedication in preserving these historic aircraft for our nation and future generations.

I look forward to meeting visitors at the Exhibitions and the signing events we have around the country.

My best wishes to you all "

 

About the Artist : Steve Harper

Best wishes from Artist Steve Harpe

Steve is an established artist whose work has been centered around Motorsport and aviation themes.

Steve's Art work is Collected World wide by an ever increasing number of Collectors from America, Canada, France, and not forgetting a growing number of enthusiasts from the UK.

His work has featured in a number of Magazines Radio and TV.

Steve is better known for his artistic involvement in the glamorous world of Motorsport. His ability to capture the atmosphere of the world's most spectacular cars, drivers and motor racing and Aviation scenes are making his paintings increasingly more collectable.

Born in England in the mid 1960's, Steve worked in engineering and as a commercial Deep Sea diver before becoming a full time dedicated artist. His passion for Art developed from an early age.

Now he is able to share his talent with an increasing number of collectors of his works of art, from those new to art, to the more Serious Collectors. Steve lives and works as a full time professional artist in the West Midlands of England.

Steve says: "In the works of art I create, I try to convey the combining of the moment and the emotion. It becomes not just a scene but is far more than that, drawing the viewer into the painting so that for the briefest of moments the viewer becomes immersed in the story that the painting tells. With each brush stoke the artist paints a little of his own soul into the painting bringing the scene to life for all to enjoy . A moment in time captured on canvas."

How to reserve your copy of the print "Heritage of Cosford's Finest".

The Print "Heritage of Cosford's Finest" see the original in the Harper Design Collection Exhibition

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Updated 14th February 2011

 

 

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