News

04.12.21 New Valor release

Very pleased to announce my new Valor painting 'Black Thursday'.

Set during the Eight Air Force's tumultuous October 14 raid on Schweinfurt in 1943, Black Thursday depicts a flash point in time where the fates of opposing foes has yet to be decided. For the crew of the B-17 'Wabbit Twacks III' their war was to end on this mission, shot down, most of the crew would become POWs. For the Luftwaffe's ace Alfred Sarau his war was to end this day too, badly injured he would succumb to his injuries a few days later.

October 14 1943 would indeed end as 'Black Thursday' for many of the participants, and forever cement it's place in the history of warfare.

For more information about the painting, and available print options, please visit Valor Studios website -

 

https://www.valorstudios.com/products/black-thursday-by-gareth-hector

The original painting is currently available, please email for enquires.

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02.12.20 New Valor release

Extremely happy to share my new Valor painting 'The Lifeline'.

Featuring the legendary action that took place at la Drang during the Vietnam war, the painting features Major Bruce Crandall leading his Hueys into resupply beleaguered American troops while under intense enemy fire.

For more information about the painting, and available print options, please visit Valor Studios website -

 

https://www.valorstudios.com/collections/prints/products/the-lifeline-by-gareth-hector

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12.09.20 release 'Day of the Strafers'

Recently completed my latest painting 'Day of the Strafers'. It depicts Lt Col John Landers on the 16th April 1945, as the eighth air force's escort fighter groups laid waste to the Luftwaffe over airfields across Europe.

Landers would claim nine Heinkel 177 bombers destroyed, while collectively , VII Fighter Command would account for 752 aircraft destroyed on the ground.

The painting is oil on canvas at 120cm x 60cm.

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12.03.20 New Valor release

Extremely happy to share my new Valor painting 'Tip of the Spear'.

Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Cologne on March the 6th 1945. The painting is a companion piece for the 'Spearhead' painting and book.

For more information about the painting, and available print options, please visit Valor Studios website -

 

https://www.valorstudios.com/tip-of-the-spear.htm

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30.11.19 New Valor release

Pleased to announce another release by Valor Studios of  one of my paintings, 'Come up and Fight'.

Featuring the Legendary Corsiar pilot 'Pappy' Boyington, it depicts Pappy and other members of the famous 'Black Sheep' decimating the outmatched Japansese Zeros having baited them up over the radio.

For more information about the painting, and available print options, please visit Valor Studios website -

 

https://www.valorstudios.com/come-up-and-fight.htm

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17.03.19 New Valor release

Very pleased to announce the release by Valor Studios of  my 'Spearhead' painting.

Tied into Adam Mako's exciting new 'Spearhead' book about events surrounding US forces as they moved deep into Germany during 1945, the painting features Clarence Smoyer who, amongst other veterans from the period have signed copies of prints.

For more information about the painting, and available print options, please visit Valor Studios website -

https://www.valorstudios.com/clarence-smoyer-autographed-spearhead.htm

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02.12.18 Flypast article

I was very flattered to be asked to write a 'behind the scenes' article on my Valor commission 'Outrun the Eagles' for Flypast magazine.

It's actually an interesting process trying to break down your artistic choices into words, at the time you don't really think about it, but in writing the article you actually realise there is some method to the madness!

Flypast is now on sale in the shops.

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18.11.18 New website

Welcome to my new website! Here you will find images of my latest artworks, news of projects and events, commission diaries, and all things to do with my interest in miliary art.

 

For any commission enquires please use the contact form to get in touch.

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