Tim Jenkins – GAvA

Tim Jenkins GAvA

Tim Jenkins was born in 1955 in the Pembrokeshire village of Llanfallteg and educated at Whitland  Grammar School. His interest in drawing and painting was sparked from a very early age by his father.

“At primary school us boys would be fired by stories of our fathers’ was time experiences and would make Airfix models of aircraft, re-enacting aerial battles playing with them to destruction. The initial attraction to buy such kits was of course the stunning box artwork of the legendary Roy Cross”.

            Tim Jenkins

Tim joined the Air Training Corps at 14 years of age through which he went on to learn to fly fixed wing gliders.

Tim’s first attempt at aviation art came in the form of a pastel painting of a Sunderland flying over Pembroke Dock shown at a local arts exhibition in 2002 at Llanelli. At the exhibition, Tim met Ieuan Layton-Matthews who suggested he join the Guild of Aviation Artists. Tim exhibited that same painting of the Sunderland over Pembroke Dock at the Guild’s Annual Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London in 2004 and it sold.

After three years the Guild promoted him to Associate Member. Tim picked up significant awards in 2009 and 2013 in the form of the Winsor and Newtown prize for the best group of paintings. In 2015, Tim was promoted to Full Member of the Guild.

Tim continues to paint and has sold aviation paintings worldwide through the Guild, via private commissions and numerous exhibitions.

“The Short Sunderland holds a special place in my heart as it was the subject of the first aviation painting that I sold, brought me into contact with Ieuan and later a valued friendship with the truly wonderful John Evans who has done so much for the cause of this iconic aircraft and its home in Pembroke Dock.

Tim Jenkins_Aces of WW1

Aces of the First World War (1914 – 1918)

Present at the Commemorative Meeting held in Paris 7th -12th November 1981

The above, Signed, Commemorative Plaque is the source of inspiration for many of Tim’s paintings.

A Most Ernest NCO_2

Bristol Fighter flown by Flight Sgt Ernest Elton DCM. F/Sgt Ernest Elton was the highest scoring non-commissioned officer of WW1 with 17 confirmed kills. That such a lowly ranked pilot should be so successful did not wash well with those that dished out the gongs. However his achievements could no longer be overlooked and he was finally awarded the DCN (Distinguished Conduct Medal) his sole ribbon for gallantry.

Tim Jenkins_Reginald Rhys Soar RNAS

Reginald “Rhys” Soar DSC RNAS

Tim Jenkins_Queens of the Haven

Queens of the Haven

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