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Noel Barnes’ childhood interest in aviation has matured into a passionate enthusiasm, masterfully captured in these expressive paintings in oil and gouache.
This painting shows a pair of tropicalised Spitfires Mk. Vc of No. 1 wing RAAF in the skies over Darwin in early 1943.
Noel’s website is available at http://www.noelbarnes.net/.
[Noel Barnes, used by permission of the artist]