Two awards for a Shuttleworth Veteran Airplane Society volunteer



A volunteer from the Shuttleworth Veteran Airplane Society (SVAS) received two honors for his art and dedicated community work.

For his first commendation, Phil Jackson was thrilled to receive the full membership of the Guild of Aviation Artist, awarded by a vote of the full members at his annual exhibition.

The Guild of Aviation Artists is recognized around the world as the premier society for the promotion of the art of aviation, bringing together the worlds of art and aviation and hosting exhibitions and events across the UK.

Matt receives the DH88 Comet painting from Phil Jackson.

A spokesperson for SVAS Shuttleworth said: “Phil has sold aviation paintings at several charity auctions, including a painting of the DH88 Comet ‘Grosvenor House’ at a year-round pledge auction. latest to support the Shuttleworth collection.

“Won by Katie Redhead for her husband Dan, the painting was to be presented to the winner at The Guild of Aviation Artists 2020 annual exhibition at the Mall Gallery in London.

“Due to Covid-19, the 2020 exhibition was postponed and this year was online only, with a hopeful return to the live exhibition in 2022, and the painting was instead shown to Matt in front of the plane (photo) to the collection.

“Phil will receive his award at the GAvA AGM on March 27 at RAF Cosford in Shropshire.”

Richard’s pride

The second honor Phil received was the Tony Harold Memorial Trophy, awarded by the Vintage Aircraft Club committee, for his outstanding and consistent support for VAC activities and his aerodynamic artistic / literary abilities, including the painting of Phil de “Richards Pride” (depicting Richard Shuttleworth’s butterfly DH60X).

The award ceremony will take place at Shuttleworth House on Saturday 20 November.

Phil, 66, whose artistic activities took place at Old Warden Aerodrome, said: “I was certainly thrilled when the Guild of Aviation Artist’s and the Vintage Aircraft Club told me about the awards; it’s really nice to be recognized in something I really love to do! “

The SVAS spokesperson added, “Phil runs monthly ‘Art for All’ online sessions via Zoom for the Shuttleworth Veteran Airplane Society (SVAS), which began in response to COVID-19 lockdowns, allowing artists Buddies of all ages, including Boy Scouts and young groups, to learn how to draw vintage planes and vehicles.

“The 2021 series topics are all exhibits wholly or partially purchased by SVAS and members. These sessions are free and attendees benefit from Phil’s vast artistic background made as easy to follow as possible!

“Online sessions will continue through December, with a return to in-person sessions scheduled for next season.”

Phil has been a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists for twenty-eight years and enjoys using his talent, both as a volunteer and for fundraising.

He has run a number of free art workshops for young people, and his recent painting of Captain Tom has been auctioned off to raise funds for the Papworth Hospital Foundation charity.

The talented artist now plans to auction more paintings to raise money for local causes.

The Shuttleworth Veteran Airplane Society (SVAS) is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds and building a community of active volunteers to support the Shuttleworth Collection.


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