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HMS Ark Royal Print

HMS ARK ROYAL print sold for support to Service Charities

Published: 26 Oct 2011

The artist Iain Grant has passed to the Association details of the sale of prints of HMS ARK ROYAL, to be sold in support of Service charities.

Iain served in the Royal Navy medical service from 1972 – 1993.

He writes: I’m a retired Surgeon Commander RN, recently (semi) retired again from a second career in the NHS. I’m also a semi professional watercolourist. I recently completed a painting of HMS Ark Royal on her final return into Portsmouth in December 2010.

I have arranged to have limited edition prints produced by a high quality art print producer, and my intention is to sell these at a very reasonable cost (£35). All proceeds (after costs) will be split between the Charities RNRMC and Help for Heroes.

The edition is limited to 250.

Iain's Service career was:

After a short period in Cochrane, he was PMO of HMS Antrim in 1976-7, Surgical Support Team lead on Armilla Patrol in 1981 (HMS Birmingham, HMS Ardent, RFAs Olna, Appleleaf and Fort Austin), and PMO of Invincible 1990-91.

He both trained, and worked as a Consultant, in RNH Plymouth almost to the closure of the hospital during which time he worked with Med Squadron of Cdo Log Reg, and other RM units. He was the surgeon at RNH Gibraltar 1982-3.

On leaving the service he joined the NHS as a Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine at Derriford Hospital Plymouth, where he was soon joined by military colleagues at the MDHU.

Initially self taught he has been inspired by many artists, but in watercolour especially by Ted Wesson, David Curtis, and David Bellamy.

He has been a member of the Buckland Art Group for 5 years. He has exhibited at Buckland Monachorum, at Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge, and at Duchy Arts Centre, Princetown. He has undertaken commissioned work.

Original paintings and some prints are available direct from the artist, or through some West Country galleries.

His contact details are: The Lodge, The Crescent, Crapstone, Yelverton, PL20 7PS. - basmudoc@gmail.com -

The Association is pleased to support this initiative for helping Service Charities but all or any matters relating to the purchase of a print are between the Artist and the applicant.

To order a print download the pdf to obtain an order form.

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