We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Mo Awkati as ‘Artist in Residence’ for 2015. Mo will be seen all around the airport over the year ahead and we hope to see an exhibition of his work towards the end of the year. He will also be available for private commissions so there’s an opportunity for a painting of your aircraft. You can see his website here.
I am an artist based in Kinver, South Staffordshire. I work and teach from my home based studio which is affectionately known as the Art Shed. I am a qualified teacher, Professional Member of the Society for All Artists (SAA) and an ex-PPL!
I like painting and drawing many subjects, but in particular aviation and seascape subjects. I work in acrylics, watercolours and coloured pencils, as well as graphite and charcoal mediums.
As the Artist in Residence at the airport I will be promoting the airport and general aviation through art. I will be working with the staff, flying schools, pilots, and businesses based at the airport to record with drawings and paintings life at the airport during a 12 month period. One of the aims is to encourage visitors, both visiting pilots and the general public, to come to the airport. By promoting the airport it is hoped that the community will use the airport, book flying lessons and become aware of the diverse number of businesses based at the airport.
I will be holding drawing days where pilots and others can have a quick sketch done of their aircraft for a small fee. Commissions for specific aviation paintings and drawings are accepted, please contact me to discuss details.
I am really looking forward to starting and hope to meet as many of you as possible.
A warm welcome to Mo – we hope you have a productive year!