Rick Emslie: Airborne Art Project

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    Back in 2014, our storage areas were bursting at the seams with surplus airplane parts. We asked the art community to bring new life to some unique pieces of “canvas.” A piece of scrap metal, loop antennas, pieces of exhaust—the vintage aircraft parts became one-of-a-kind art.

    The finished pieces were donated back to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada for charitable fundraising.

    Our first Airborne Art Project was so successful we invited artists to collaborate with us again. We’re very excited that the pieces are now starting to be unveiled and returned to us here at the museum.

    Airborne Art Project is Back for 2016!

    The art will be auctioned at our Out of The Blue Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Mark the date!

    Image of Rick Emslie's airborne art project

    Image of Rick Emslie's airborne art project

    Rick has been living in Winnipeg all his life. He started art as a teenager with private lessons for three years. His formal training was in Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. He then took a career detour for the next 30 years. He returned to art with a passion in 2005.

    His mediums are graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolour, acrylic, but he really enjoys oils. His styles are classical, romantic realism, fantasy, figurative, expressionism, portraits, landscapes, wildlife and themes. He enjoys experimenting with different media and styles. Rick also enjoys photography.


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