“BOLTER…!” McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom FG.1, XV567 ‘003’, 892 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Ark Royal, 1977

Media: Full colour giclée on 280 gsm paper.
Dimensions: Print size A2, 594 x 420 mm (23.4 x 16.5 inches), image size 559 x 362 mm (22.3 x 14.5 inches).
Edition: Limited edition of 100 copies.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity.

PRICE: £40.00 plus postage and packing. The print is sent within a large diameter (4 inch / 125mm) postal tube.

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A donation will be made from every sale to help support the preservation of F-4 Phantom FG.1 XV582 ‘Black Mike’.

This painting was inspired by a grainy 1970s documentary film showing flight operations aboard HMS Ark Royal. In particular, I was enthralled by the noise, power and drama of a missed trap, or ‘bolter’, and thought it would be an exciting challenge to try and capture the intensity of that split second as the aircraft thunders off the deck back into the air.