Aviation Art Donated to the Project
The well-known Port Elizabeth aviation artist Don Bell donated an oil painting of Spitfire 5553 to the Spitfire Restoration Project.
Bazil Kriel is a Wildlife and Aviation artist who concentrates mainly on leather pyrography. He started practicing art in the 1970’s with pastel and oil paintings and leather pyrography in the 1990’s. After retiring as a Colonel in the SANDF he has done over 500 paintings of which many have ended overseas. His passion remains aviation art, wildlife art and occasionally portraits.
The photo shows a burned leather picture he recently created and donated to the project for fundraising.
Antique & Diecast Models and Toys
Bazil operates alongside us at all the Museum Flying days as well as independently at other shows. He donates generously to our cause on a regular basis. You may have seen him on the front page of the Friends “Stringbag” magazine, and he certainly deserves all the publicity we can give him for his ongoing contributions.
Art donated to the project
Brent Best's graphics of spitfire 5518
Brent Best is well-known for his aviation graphics of military aircraft. He has graciously created pictures of our beloved Spitfire in her various colour schemes and serial numbers that have been assigned to her.