Ray Hanna, Goodwood 1998
After reading many pilots accounts of their experiences during WW2 I wanted to paint a tribute to their braveness. Fittingly at the 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Revival meeting in 1998, it was Spitfire MkIX MH434, the aircraft which Ray Hanna famously flew down Goodwood’s pit straight below the height of the grandstands, that was awarded top honours. Generously displayed by Sarah Hanna, MH434 is now more than 70 yearsold and has a prolific wartime record, as well an unbroken post-war history.
Artist Martin Allen
is a London based. Martin came to oil painting through a circuitous route, having drawn for most of his life and being largely self-taught he was eventually re-introduced to oil painting as a preferred medium to create his varied and diverse work. The methods he uses to paint are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. He has shown solo numerous times at Goodwood, The Affordable Art Fair and others, been a finalist at the ‘London art Biennale 2019’, alongside various commissions including work for the BP Shipping collection.