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Clouds, Sea and sky

Clouds, Sea and sky

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Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Atlantic

On May 22, 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. In her red Lockheed Vega, the flight which lasted 14 hours was dogged by storms and icing problems which had to be overcome without an altimeter, which ceased to function halfway through the flight.
This brief entry from her flight log was the inspiration for this painting.
"Two hours after I left the moon came up over a field of little, scattered, woolly clouds. Those little woolly clouds grew compact and finally covered the ocean with their soft whiteness."

A painting that has been on my ’to do list’ for the past couple of years. Not just because I have always been fond of the Lockheed Vega but I have always admired the courage of the pioneering aviators of the twenties and thirties.

W 27.50" x H 19.50"
W 69.85 cm x H 49.53 cm
Oil on stretched linen
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About the Artist

Ian started painting eight years ago. For many years, together with his wife he ran a successful graphic design practice in Norwich, Norfolk before the desire to paint became so strong that he had to 'bite the bullet' and gamble on a future at the easel. He spent two years painting in Port Issa...

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