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FINE ART BY MATTHEW EMENY

Military aviation limited edition prints, original paintings and commissions

EMENY ART

The ten aircraft of the 525th Fighter Squadron are shown flying off the wing of a new Bulldog at dusk in view of Denali, in Alaska. It’s often difficult for new pilots to get used to formation flying, but after a while they’ll feel lonely by themselves. They learn that the value of a formation of fighter pilots is greater than the sum of its parts. Is there a Bulldog in the house?
'Mutual Support' - Print Launch 3rd October
An A-10C Warthog from the 354th Fighter Squadron unleashes a torrent of 30mm High Explosive Incendiary on an illegal Taliban checkpoint. Upon hearing the characteristic whine of the A-10C's engines spooling up for a guns pass, eight Taliban fighters who had been brutalizing the local populace who voted in the national election make an ill-fated attempt to reach their weapons-laden motorcycles and escape. As the controller yells "They're running" over the radio, the A-10C pilot calmly adjusts his aimpoint and hammers down, sealing the Taliban fighter's fate.
Zurmat Checkpoint "They're running!" - Print Launch 3rd October
Flying gracefully over Lincoln Cathedral, these four aircraft highlight the importance of past and present UK air defence. The Lancaster and Spitfire are shown breaking away from the formation to symbolise old heroes moving aside to make way for the Vulcan and a modern day fighter, the Typhoon, as the RAF continue their story. This is reflected perfectly in the paintings title.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEE PRINT 'Changing of the Guard' (copy)
The cold war was raging when the USAF began to field a unique and rare ground mission. From 1981-1991, the USAF took from the drawing board to operation and final mission accomplishment / stand down the Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) weapon system.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEE PRINT 'The Gryphon Mission - Hide, Shoot, Move'
B-24G 'The Penguin' (4278320) from 376th Heavy Bomb Group, 515th Squadron. On the morning of August 10th, 1944, In San Pancrazio, Italy, The Penguin was loaded to fly a high altitude bombing mission on the Romano Americana Oil Refinery in Ploieşti, Romania. This was to be the crew’s 12th Mission. However, they sustained multiple Flak rounds and had to bail out. All 10 men were taken prisoner in Bulgaria, and remained there until being liberated on September 17, 1944.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEE PRINT 'The Penguin'
Depicting 184 Squadron Hawker Typhoons during a mission that took place on 25th April 1945 near Schwarzenbek, Germany. Eight Typhoons in total were attacking what was initially identified as a German Flak train. It wasnt until after the engagement and subsequent witness reports that this was revealed as a passenger train being defended by mobile Flak units. These misjudgements were a sad reality of war and referred to as the 'fog of war'. In situations where pilots are in rapid descent whilst under fire, it is understandable how target assessment can be clouded.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEE PRINT 'Gil's Down
Featuring the USS Saratoga CV-3 and aircraft SNJ-2 BuNo 2549 and SB2U-2 BuNo 1343 (circa June 1941).“Brown Shoe” is a slang term for an aviator. Traditionally, Naval aviators wore brown footwear with the surface Navy wearing black.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEE PRINT 'Brown Shoe Navy'
Featuring English Electric Canberra PR.7 WT536 on approach to land at RAF Cosford on December 1st 1969, the aircrafts final flight. Built in 1955, WT536 flew with 13, 17, 31 and 80 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force, before being used for ground instruction duties at Cosford until being scrapped in 1991.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED GICLEE PRINT 'The Final Approach'
Depicting the final moments of Commander James Franklin Patterson and Lieutenant Walter Palmer Lathrop and the tragic events that lead to their deaths.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRINT 'Son of the San Joaquin Valley'