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NICOLAS TRUDGIAN - Artist Profile

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Winter Wolves by Nicolas Trudgian

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Winter Wolves

Background
During nearly 20 years of specialising in aviation art Nicolas Trudgian has gained a reputation as one of the best, with his originals and limited editions being highly sought after by collectors.  Having been a prolific sketcher as a child, leaving school for 3 years formal art training at college was a natural evolution.  The early part of his professional career involved a variety of commercial illustration work for many well known corporations, they was often high pressure projects but helped Nicolas develop discipline and speed.

Nicolas has always been fascinated by trains and the railways and these were the subjects of his first prints.  It was after signing up with his first publisher, The Military Gallery, that he turned to aviation with such excellent results.

A Welcome at the Inn

A Welcome at the Inn by Nicolas Trudgian

Green Heart Warriors

Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian

For Collectors
Currently over 100 limited edition prints are available, and his catalogue is growing steady with new editions being released each year. Many of the editions are sold out and only available on the secondary market, most have been signed by distinguished aircrew. Two books dedicated to Nicolas Trudgian’s aviation art have been published by David and Charles. A book dedicated to his pencil work has also been released by Flying Pencil Publication.

Our Favourite
Nicloas Trudgian’s background as a professional illustrator clearly influences his aviation work, skillful use of light, colour, contrast and images packed with detail are hallmarks that are all brought to bare in the superb painting, Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus by Nicolas Trudgian

Last Man Home

Last Man Home by Nicolas Trudgian

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian

Typhoons at Falaise

Typhoons at Falaise by Nicolas Trudgian

All images copyright Nicolas Trudgian.

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