A collection of paintings by Derrick Dickens, from his sold out coffee-table book "Illustrated History of the Fleet Air Arm; Stringbag to Shar, with forward by Admiral of the Fleet HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and credits by Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo, Patron of the Fleet Air Arm association and Dick Lord, Lt_Cdr Brig-Gen SAAF (Rtd). The Purpose of this site is the sale of 32 SELECTED images from the book.
Prints can be ordered from the
I have produced what I believe to be a very unique book documenting in 98 full colour paintings and historical details all the fixed wing front line aircraft in Fleet Air Arm service over 70 years of existence.
The book runs to 185 pages with 98 full colour illustrations of every type and mark with comprehensive text on each type. This makes the book unique and very much a collector’s item. Most books on the FAA all have the same photos and are not very comprehensive in depicting every Type and Mark.
Born: 3 July 1938 in Pretoria. South Africa
He majored in Fine Arts and Design at Rhodes University. In his earlier career he was involved in all aspects of show business, especially
as a set designer, painter and producer.
His first international exhibition took place in Dallas, Texas in 1980. He was invited to exhibit at the American Society of Aviation Artists 13th, Annual Exhibition held at the Warner Robins Air Force base, Georgia in 1999 where two of his paintings were chosen.