Tim Jenkins

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 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.

A Most Ernest NCO_2   

  ‘A Most Earnest NCO’

Oil on Board

17ins x 21ins

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