Artist brings work to aircraft museum

Artist Keith Woodcock with one of his paintings at the CIA.

Artist Keith Woodcock with one of his paintings at the CIA.

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AN ARTIST commissioned by the CIA will have his work displayed at a Wearside museum.

Keith Woodcock paints motorcycles and planes and his talent earned him the attention of the U.S. Government’s Central Intelligence Agency, where his pictures hang at its headquarters in Virginia.

Now the award-winning artist’s work will be on display at the North East Aircraft Museum, in Old Washington Road, Sunderland.

Keith made the decision in 1982 to become a full-time artist after careers in engineering and design.

His paintings have won 15 major awards on both sides of the Atlantic and have been featured in European, Scandinavian, American, Indian and Australian magazines.

He has had solo exhibitions in both the UK and the United States.

As well as painting, Keith also gives illustrated lectures on aviation and automotive art to the fine art trade, industrial companies and societies, art groups and aviation and motor clubs.

On top of commission for the CIA, Keith has also carried out work for Boeing, Ford Germany, The Post Office, the Royal Air Force, Alfa Romeo UK, the German Luftwaffe, the United States Government and the Saudi Arabian Air Force.

Keith said: “An artist has the power to transcend the purely photographic image, to tell a story, create mood and give the painting life and an enduring appeal. For me, light is the most important factor in achieving this.”

His work will be displayed at the North East Aircraft Museum until February next year with prints, some signed, available to buy at the museum store.

For more details about the exhibition call the North East Aircraft Museum on 519 0662 or email info@neam.org.uk.

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