John Wynne Hopkins

John Wynne Hopkins B.Ed., GAvA

John Wynne Hopkins was born in 1954 in Dafen, Llanelli, Wales and his family emigrated to Nothern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He was brought up in Africa but returned to Wales to be educated at Llandovery College, Cardiff College of Art and Trinity College Carmarthen, where he trained as an art teacher.

John taught in the “Beacon School”, Buckinghamshire before returning to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where he served in the 1st Battalion Rhodesian African Rifles. He returned to Wales in 1982 and for many years has painted military and aviation painting commissions for British Army regiments. John especially enjoys painting Welsh landscapes en plein air. John was head of the Art Department at Pen Y Bryn Senior Special School until taking early retirement to paint professionally.

John is an award winning artist and a Full Member of the Guild of Aviation Artists exhibiting in the Mall Galleries, London.

Flying Yachtsmen_2

JWH 1 – ‘Flying Yachtsmen’ Short Sunderland Mk 111, ML884/DG-Z of No 422 Sqn RCAF, RAF Pembroke Dock, 8th Dec 1944 Limited Edition Print (A2) – Prints Avaialbale

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Sunderland Attack_2

JWH 2 – ‘Sunderland Attack’ Sunderland JM708, “N” of 228 Squadron Limited Edition Print 3/250

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Relentless Vigil_2 

JWH 3 – ‘Relentless Vigil’ Sunderland Mk 111 ML770/1-P of 228 Sqn RAF Of Pembroke Dock, covering convoys in 1944 Oil on Board

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Ocean Sentinel_2

JWH 4 -‘Ocean Sentinel’ Sunderland Mk11, W6055 ZM-R of No 201 Squadron, Castle Archdale, September 1942. Limited Edition Print

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JWH 5 - Biscay Surprise 1943

JWH 5 – Biscay Surprise 1943 Sunderland Mk111 228 Squadron RAF Ft. Lt. Gordon Lancaster’s close encounter with a Fw 200. DV980 was made up from two damaged Sunderland 111s and was called “Half and Half”. Note the half-pint artwork on the nose. Oil on Board 42 x 62 cms

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JWH 6 - Deadly Adversaries Biscay 1943

JWH 6 – Deadly Adversaries Biscay 1943 EJ 134 piloted by Ft. Lt. Colin Walker was attacked by eight Ju 88s of 13/K40. The severely damaged EJ 134 accounted for three of them and later ditched off Praa Sands Cornwall Oil on Board 42 x 62 cms

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JWH 7 -Dawn Patrol

JWH 7 – Dawn Patrol SE5A of Ira “Taffy” Jones James Ira Thomas “Taffy” Jones a WW1 flying ace was born at Woolstone Farm, near St. Clears, Carmarthenshire in 1896. He scored 37 victories in just 3 months whilst flying with 74 Squadron in France. Oil on Board 42 x 52 cms

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