PLEASE NOTE: I AM MAINTAINING THESE PAGES IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND AND FELLOW ARC MEMBER, RANDALL
PLEASE NOTE: I AM MAINTAINING THESE PAGES IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND AND FELLOW ARC MEMBER, RANDALL WHITCOMB. WE NO LONGER SELL HIS ARTWORK, BUT ASK THAT RANDY BE REMEMBERED.
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WHITCOMB. WE NO LONGER SELL HIS ARTWORK, BUT ASK THAT RANDY BE REMEMBERED.Scott McArthur Webmaster.

Biography of Randall Whitcomb

    Mr. Whitcomb has received no formal painting or airbrush training. His paintings are painstakingly done in acrylics making some use of the airbrush. The layout and concept are always original ideas and not copies of photographs although photos are sometimes used as references for the extreme detail his work invariably contains. Once he has an image solidified in his mind's eye; the background is usually painted directly without any pencil drawings while simple line drawings are made of the actual aircraft to perfect the form, proportions and perspective. The actual painting involves every technique one can think of (and perhaps then some) with heavy use of transparent layering effects with a fine brush. His unique technique is self taught and constantly evolving. Before and during each painting, many hours of research are invested to ensure historical and technical accuracy of each piece. Some of Whitcomb's new smaller editions are multi-media depictions using a variety of techniques, sometimes combining photos taken by the artist with painting and digital rendering. None of this is automated with the "brush" in the latter case being the artist's hand moving a mouse in Photoshop.

     This artist's first Aviation Art painting was done as recently as 1991, due to an implied order; by the Deputy Commanding Officer of 425 (Alouettes) Fighter Squadron and was a painting commemorating their 50th Anniversary. Since this time he has done paintings as private ventures and under commission by various Squadrons and individuals including 419 (Moose) Squadron for their close out reunion, and by the Snowbirds to produce their Official 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.

     Randall's choice of historical military aviation subjects is based in part on his desire to preserve and promote the legacy of individuals who displayed such powerful dedication to a higher cause. A real motivation for the artist has been meeting veterans as well as serving pilots. Some of the stories are incredible, and the contributions to aviation of many individuals who started their aviation careers with military service, are equally impressive. His appreciation for the beauty of aircraft and flight is apparent with the depiction usually representing a flyers perspective.

    A measure of this young artist's potential in his new career is the fact that Canada's National Aviation Museum has added all of Mr. Whitcomb's Limited Editions to their permanent collection. His work is featured at essentially every major Canadian Aviation Museum and can be seen at the Imperial War Museum as well as Duxford and Hendon Museums in Great Britain. He has been twice featured on the cover of Airforce Magazine, and his work included in several books, magazines, newspapers and other media. Considering his youth and that the pieces shown are literally the first paintings of this type done by this rising new talent, one can see the potential for these early pieces to appreciate dramatically.

     In 2002 Whitcomb's first book; Avro Aircraft & Cold War Aviation was published. This book is being hailed by those closest to the Avro story as the definitive book on the subject. Of course, many of Whitcomb's images grace this book. After taking a break from releasing artwork while finishing his book, Whitcomb has released several new works and new smaller versions of some of his sold-out earlier series. Whitcomb is available for speaking engagements on Avro and is working on his next book, an expos; of the corrupt Central Banking system in place in the West and the impact this has had on our history, political system and economic, societal and evironmental freedom and well being.

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