Here at Ozark Airfield Artworks we offer a large selection aviation art prints. These prints
mainly depict modern and historic aviation along with military, civil and space flight. We
also deal with naval subjects and military armor and infantry works. These prints are from
all the top national and international aviation artists along with some local artists. Many of
our prints are signed by the artist and by famous pilots and veterans. If you are looking for
a specific plane, pilot, artist or subject please contact us.
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Timothy Mark Churms has spent the last decade
honing his artistsic talents as a Fine Artist. Originally
from Great Britain, and now residing in USA, this
artist has risen to the top of his profession as a
Historical Artist and Decorative Fine Art painter....
Timothy Mark Churms has painted professionally since the age of 24. Churms was born in Wales but lived
most of his childhood years in England. He started his career as a full-time artist in 199o, after graduating
from Oxford Polytechnic with a degree in Architectural studies. Having realized his interests in Military
history, Churms portrayed numerous historical figures and battle scenes throughout the world. He then
had his exemplary military history paintings printed as posters and limited edition prints by respected
Fine Art publishers in Great Britain, within months of starting his business. In his first year, his equestrian
paintings were selected for exhibition at Christie’s and Sotheby’s of London. Churms started his career
as a self employed historical, equestrian and military artist in 1991 by publishing his exemplary art with
the well-known military art prints company Cranston Fine Arts in Scotland.
After living in Scotland for a few years, in 1998 he crossed over “the pond” to the United States, to
Virginia, near Washington, D.C. (where he met his wife-to-be, Kristina), then up to Manhattan in New York
to become the Vice President of TheHistoryWeb.com/TheHistoryMart.com. He then married Kristina, and
they lived in Brooklyn, where he witnessed the events of 9/11.
Heading west, Churms moved to Phoenix Arizona in 1992 (Geronimo and Apache country) and took a job
as Quality Control Manager for Phoenix Art Group Incorporated (a leading US decorative fine art
wholesale company. Now Churms has left Phoenix Art Group Inc. to continue his career as an Historical
Artist. Mark Churms and also paints many decorative fine art pieces in acrylics, under his first name
"Timothy" for Reynolda Art & Accents of North Carolina from his studio near Washington D.C. (Note: Only
a very small fraction of several hundred decorative images, painted to date, are displayed on this website).
Timothy Mark Churms' decorative work and Mark Churms detailed historical artwork are strongly
influenced by impressionist masters; Manet, Degas and by 19th Century French artists; Meissonier,
Detaile, David, Corbet and Ingres. The work of the Pre-Raphaelites, Lady Butler, Caton Woodville and
other English artists of the Victorian period also influence his brush and palette. "Timothy's" line of
work is chracterized by frequently large works of art in acrylic paints on canvas. Many paintings are
textured and include metallic pigments, adding depth and interest to strong compositions with
beautiful and subtle colors.
Mark Churms continues to publish his own military prints. Realism, detail, accuracy, dramatic
lighting and strong compositions are the reasons why most military collectors and enthusiasts
agree that Mark Churms is the world's best historical artist alive today.
Over the years Churms has lent his brush to a huge diversity of subject matter and styles. His skill in
the portrayal of the humans, horses, animals, still-life and landscapes, using contemporary and
modern techniques has earned him admiration, acclaim and a large following of art collectors
Many history artists paint a limited range of subject matter such as: aviation art, American Civil War,
Naval battles, historical buildings or portraits, but Churms has lent his brush to a huge diversity of
historical subject matter. His skill in the portrayal of both the humans, horses, land, sea and air
combat has earned him admiration, acclaim and a huge following of military collectors interested in
diverse periods of military history.
Mark Churms' art is now widely available for your home or office as military art prints,
which can be seen throughout the world in military museums, art galleries and
specialist picture framers worldwide. Original art has been exhibited at a variety of
prestigious locations including Christie's and Sotheby's (London), Guards Museum
(London), Household Cavalry Museum (Combermere Windsor), Airborne Forces
Museum (Aldershot), Bannockburn Heritage Center (Scotland), etc…
HISTORICAL PRINTS - BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE
Have you ever wondered what it was really like to be present at some of the most important and influential
events in world history? Churms' art allows you, the viewer to experience the drama. Experience the thrill
of mass cavalry charges of English Medieval knights at the Battle of Bannockburn or witness the
awesome spectacle of divisions of Napoleonic heavy cavalry charging against the steadfast redcoat
squares of allied infantry at the Battle of Waterloo. Experience the terror of W.W. II Japanese kamikaze
attacks against American warships in the Pacific, or feel the humanity of the rescue of US sailors from the
USS Indianapolis after 5 days adrift in shark infested waters.
The armies of Ancient Greece and Rome, American doughboys of WWI, as well as many United States
Naval ships during a variety of wars and battles, and many British army regiments have been featured in
Churms often returns to specific themes to tell a fuller story of particular events. For example, the gallant
defense of Rorke's Drift in Natal during the 1879 Zulu War, the British Indian Army, or US Navy Warships of
World War II, are all a collectible series of military art prints by Churms. Famous last stands are also
popular subjects for Churms' palette. David Crockett at the Alamo-1836, and Custer's 7th Cavalry at the
Battle of the Little Big Horn-1876, have all been presented on canvas.
DETAIL AND HISTORICAL ACCURACY
"Detail of research for any history painting is key, if you are attempting a realistic representation" says
Churms. Mark spends many months researching many of his paintings and travels the world to view
historic warships, battlefield locations, museums and military archives. Churms always uses primary
sources for research (first hand accounts) whenever possible, and he actually taught himself to speak
French to translate Napoleonic military inspection reports, and correspondence! He also learned in detail
how to construct military uniforms and has in fact made a complete reproduction of a French Napoleonic
Cuirassier of 3e Regiment, sword, boots, and saddle and all, all made by hand (including a completely
hand sewn uniform).
For 20th century subjects, Churms says he, " interviews with actual war veterans whenever possible and
it is invaluable as they can provide the experience and detailed observations only available from those
who were actually present in combat or at other historical events."
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