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Wesley Lowe has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

This one depicts Billy Bishop in his Nieuport 17 surprising a German Albatros behind enemy lines.

Added 19 May 24

Ken Mallett has added a new portrait to the CAAA Main Gallery

Ken has added a graphite portrait of A.G. Parker, a pioneering Canadian Aeronautical Engineer, and the Noorduyn Norseman aircraft that he designed.

Added 01 May 24

AerialViews Vol 29 #1, February 2024

The February issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Looking Back: Canada's Neptunes
  • The Camera Obscura
  • Don Connolly Obituary
  • Restoration Round-up: Bolingbroke
  • Pulling a Swiftie
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?


Added 21 Feb 24

AerialViews Vol 28 #4, November 2023

The November issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Choosing Quality Paints
  • A Tale of Two Liberators
  • Ensuring Accuracy
  • Lighting the Studio
  • Restoration Round-up>
  • Is a Contract Needed?
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?


Added 21 Nov 23

Michael McLaughlin has added several new paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Michael has updated his gallery page with an additional 14 uniquely stylized aircraft images.

Added 09 Nov 23

Jake Fowell has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Jake's new painting, along with a related historical information panel, highlights the 1927-28 Hudson Strait expedition and feature the Fokker Universal.

Added 10 Oct 23

AerialViews Vol 28 #3, August 2023

The August issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Boosting Pigment Values
  • How Airplanes Fly - Part V
  • Looking Back: Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
  • In Memoriam: Robert Bradford
  • Ink Line Drawing
  • The Trouble with Green
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?
And just a reminder - if you haven't renewed yet, now's the time!

Added 21 Aug 23

Colin Bowley has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Colin's painting depicts a true aviation classic, the beautiful Beech Staggerwing.

Added 25 Jul 23

Wesley Lowe has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

It's a painting on the subject of Pearl Harbor for the American Legion of Tennessee.

Added 12 Jun 23

AerialViews Vol 28 #2, May 2023

The May issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • The Rule of Thirds
  • How Airplanes Fly - Part IVb
  • Members' Gallery: Dave Mork
  • Restoration Round-up
  • All About Imprimatura
  • USAAF Enlisted Pilots
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?
Remember it's also annual renewal time - please fill out and return the form included in this issue

Added 23 May 23

Martin Myers has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

This watercolour explores the evolution of the Avro Arrow design, comparing it to its Avro predecessors and other design concepts.

Added 23 Mar 23

New member John Wheeldon has been added to the CAAA Main Gallery

John makes cast aluminum aircraft in an Art Deco style.

Added 28 Feb 23

AerialViews Vol 28 #1, February 2023

The November issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Rabatement of the Rectangle
  • How Airplanes Fly - Part IVa
  • Beaver Brouhaha
  • Restoration Round-up
  • Controlling Edges
  • UV Light - The Stealthy Destroyer
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?

Added 21 Feb 23

A new resource has been added to the CAAA Links and Resources Page

CASPIR - Canadian Aircraft Serials Personnel Information Resource
Searchable database of Canadian military aircraft and personnel that combines data from multiple sources. Maintained by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Added 07 Feb 23

Dave Mork has been added to the CAAA Main Gallery

CAAA Member Dave Mork has added a selection of his acrylic paintings to the CAAA Gallery, covering subjects from early bush planes to fighter jets.

Added 04 Jan 23

2023 Aerospace Anniversaries

With a new year comes a new list of Canadian historical aviation events. We've compiled a list of anniversaries of events in Canadian aerospace history for 2023 to spark an idea for a painting, or just to increase your knowledge of Canadian aviation history. Highlights include:

  • 50th anniversary of the Launch of Anik A2, Canada's second communications satellite;
  • 60th anniversary of the entry into RCAF service of the Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur helicopter and the Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer;
  • 75th anniversary of the first flight and entry into RCAF service of the DeHavilland Vampire Mk.3, the RCAF's first jet fighter;
  • 75th anniversary (08 Feb 1948). The RCAF Flyers hockey team won the Olympic gold medal and World's Amateur Ice Hockey championship during the Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland;
  • 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise (the Dambusters raid), 16-17 May 1943. No. 617 (RAF) Squadron, led by W/C GP Gibson (RAF), breached the Mohne and Eder Dams in the German Ruhr. Twenty-nine of the 133 men in the attack were members of the RCAF and seven of them were decorated;
  • 80th anniversaries of No. 6 (RCAF) Group, No. 430 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, No. 433 (Bomber) Squadron, No. 434 (Bomber) Squadron, and No. 438 (Fighter Bomber) Squadron;
  • 80th anniversary of the first test flight of the prototype Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X at Malton, Ontario by EH Taylor and crew, the aircraft was later christened "Ruhr Express" on 6 August; and
  • 100th Anniversary of the National Defence Act of 1923, creating the Department of National Defence. The Air Board ceases to exist, and the Canadian Air Force (CAF), Department of Naval Service and Department of Militia and Defence now fall under the new Department of National Defence (DND).
Click the link for a more comprehensive list of events.

Added 30 Dec 22

AerialViews Vol 27 #4, November 2022

The November issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • The Divine Proportion
  • How Airplanes Fly - Part III
  • Casein, The Other Water Medium
  • Labour of........Love?
  • Lost Bomber Found
  • Canada Post's "Canadians in Flight"
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?

Added 30 Nov 22

Jake Fowell has added three new paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Two of the images commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of Laurentide Air Services.

Added 07 Nov 22

Jim Bruce

Hello CAAA family,

I have received the sad news of Jim Bruce's passing, this last weekend. Some of you may have already gotten the news as one of the sources was the CAHS. Jim was a founding member of the CAAA and our first AerialViews editor as well as designing the original CAAA logo. A fantastic artist, Jim won or placed in most of the ArtFlight competitions, held at the CASM in Ottawa and was quick to lend advice to the less experienced members. A true gentleman, he will be missed by those lucky enough to have known him.

All the best,

Ardell Bourgeois
President, CAAA

Jim Bruce - In Memoriam

Added 02 Nov 22

AerialViews Vol 27 #3, August 2022

The August issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • How Airplanes Fly - Part II
  • Surviving an Art Class
  • Gums and Resins Part IV
  • Looking Back - HP42
  • Are We Losing Touch With Our Craft?
  • Acrylic Surfactant Migration
  • Member News and Aviation World News
  • Did You Know?

Added 08 Aug 22

AerialViews Vol 27 #2, May 2022

The May issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • How Airplanes Fly - Part I
  • Prepping Your Canvas, Part II
  • Gums and Resins Part III
  • Is it Dry Yet?
  • To Insure or Not
  • Book Review: "The Story of the Spitfire" by Ken Delve.
  • Member News
  • Did You Know?

Added 04 Jun 22

May is membership renewal month at CAAA

Also a great time to join! We have forms for renewal and for applying for membership. Check out our Join CAAA page for more information.

Added 13 May 22

Considering getting a painting commissioned?

Check out our new guide to commissioning artwork.

Added 20 Apr 22

Jake Fowell has added a new collage to the CAAA Main Gallery

This one celebrates the history of the recently retired CC-115 Buffalo.

Added 22 Mar 22

Canadair Sabre Gallery Added

We've compiled some of our images of the famous Canadair Sabre into a separate gallery.


Added 4 March 22

AerialViews Vol 27 #1, February 2022

The February issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Action and Attitude - by Keith Woodcock
  • Making Prints part III
  • Canada's Engine Test-beds, part III
  • Prepping Your Canvas, part I
  • Gums and Resins Part II
  • Uncle Sam's Spitfires v3.0
  • President's Annual Summary
  • Did You Know?

Added 16 Feb 22

New Streamlined Gallery

Our On-line Member Directory and Gallery was getting too big and cumbersome and was taking too long to load, so we have streamlined it by giving each artist a separate page.
Added 10 Feb 22

2022 Aerospace Anniversaries

Looking for ideas? We've compiled a list of Anniversaries of events in Canadian aerospace history for 2022. Highlights include:

  • 30th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar's shuttle flight;
  • 50th anniversary of the Anik I satellite;
  • 60th anniversary of the Alouette I satellite;
  • 75th anniversary of the first flight of the DHC-2 Beaver; and
  • 80th aniversary: S/L KA Boomer, CO of No. 111 (Fighter) Squadron, destroyed a Japanese Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe) floatplane fighter over Kiska, Alaska.
Click the link for a more comprehensive list of events.

Added 24 Jan 22

AerialViews Vol 26 #4, November 2021

The November issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Third One's the Charm - restoring a third Lancaster
  • Making Prints part II
  • Taking Electronic Payments part II
  • Canada's Engine Test-beds, part II
  • Stretching Canvas
  • Gums and Resins Part I
  • Cropping for effect
  • Lively Greys
  • Did You Know?
Plus member news and illustrations!
Added 10 Nov 21

In Memoriam

The CAAA gallery has been re-organized slightly: we now have a separate 'In Memoriam' page to honour and remember our artists who have passed on.

Updated 15 Oct 21

Announcing our first annual Virtual Art Show!

The CAAA presents a virtual art show on the theme Help From Above - Humanitarian Aviation.

Updated 27 Jul 21

Avi Barzel has added three new images to the CAAA Main Gallery

Avi's new mixed media digital images feature the Sabre and Lancaster.

Added 03 Sep 21

AerialViews Vol 26 #3, August 2021

The August issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Perspective part VI - Ellipses
  • Dale's Last Bequest
  • Making Prints part I
  • Taking Electronic Payments part II
  • Canada's Engine Test-beds, the Avro/Orenda Years
  • Making Your Own Canvases
  • How to Have a Show
  • Read the Fine Print!
  • Did You Know?
Plus member news and illustrations!
Added 19 Aug 21

Please welcome new member Jake Fowell to the CAAA Main Gallery

Jake's professional background is in architecture, but he also studied watercolour painting, oil portraiture and life drawing at the Toronto School of Art and Central Technical School over a period of years. He has privately shown work and in gallery exhibitions and willingly accepts commissions.

Added 22 Jul 21

Presentation of a painting by late CAAA President Dale MacMullin to the New Brunswick Aviation Museum

The painting depicts Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin (Serial No. C4017), flown by Captain Albert Debrisay Carter, DSO and Bar, Belgian Croix de Guerre, of Moncton, NB, while he was serving with No. 19 Squadron in Spring 1918.

Added 22 Jun 21

AerialViews Vol 26 #2, May 2021

The May issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Call for Entries for the 2021 CAAA Virtual Art Show
  • Looking Back: The Flying Wing, Part 2
  • Book Review: The Secret Lives of Colour
  • The Art of Perspective, Part V - Grids and Squares
  • Designing with Value, Part 2
  • Electronic Payments for Artists
  • Tech Tips
  • Getting Things Right - WWII paint colour variations
  • Did You Know?
Plus member news and illustrations!
Added 15 May 21

CAAA Member "Doby" Dobrostanski has added a painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Doby's painting depicts a CH-113 Labrador helicopter conducting a rescue in the BC mountains.

Added 13 May 21

 

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