The Art of flight is a Groundbreaking Collection of Modern Aviation Art.
"Davidís eye for composition, shapes, outline and technical precision complement each other so wonderfully in all his art work. But it is his inspiration and vivid love of aircraft and the magic of flight that makes Davidís work stand out! " Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton KCB ADC BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
"I have admired David Bent's work since the very first time I saw his unique perspectives and geometric patterns that creatively integrate the beauty of airplane design and the drama of flight. Every picture tells a story in a very unique way and leaves a lasting impression on the viewer." Tom Burbage. Executive Vice President, F-35 Program Lockheed Martin
"David's work is striking in its originality. It captures the essence of the Red Arrows and the emotiveness of their displays. It truly is breathtaking and reflects the excellence of both the artist and the team." Emma Thomas. PR Officer. The Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team. The Red Arrows
"David Bent's love for and appreciation of the power and beauty of aviation adds a unique fourth dimension to his work that sets it above his contemporaries. Many of our guests at the Royal International Air Tattoo share his passion and consequently view David's work as an integral part of our celebration of the magic that is aviation." Tim Prince, Chief Executive RAFCTE Director RIAT
"I have a selection of prints of David Bent's works on display in my London office and they have attracted a great deal of interest and highly favourable comment from my many visitors." Sir Nigel Essenhigh GCB, ADC. Northrop Grumman
"I have three of David's pictures on my walls. As a former Vulcan pilot, I only know that David is a master of his craft and that his images lighten my spirit whenever I gaze upon them." Andrew Brookes. Director, The Air League
"David Bent's stunning portraits of high tech advanced aviation where machine as marvel is a critical theme have long been on the Kurzweil radar... David's acclaimed works of art fascinate with their simple austerity - and at the same time, surprise with their mesmerizing intimacy." Sarah Black. Managing Editor Kurzweil A.I News. USA
"When you love aviation and you love the Middle East like I do, then there is no question that you will get drawn to David Bent. The passion for both subjects is so vibrant in his creations that I still do a second-take every time I pass the piece of his work that adorns my wall." Alan Peaford. Editor-in-chief, Arabian Aerospace
"I love Davidís artworkÖ brilliant colours, great observation and precision in his work, almost akin to mandala artwork." Dwina Gibb. Artist & Writer
"Davidís pictures are fantastic Ė combining art with the technology of flight in a thoughtful and inspiring manner. I have three pictures and canít wait to buy my next three Ė each picture evokes itís own unique and personal story. "Timeless" is a real icon of everything that is great about Aerospace engineering in the United Kingdom" Iain Gray, Chief Executive, Technology Strategy Board
"Davidís work constantly evolves encompassing all the senses & the beauty of the experience of flight. His thrilling works of art intrigue, entertain and enchant our guests to a new level each year on....." Suzannah Harvey Director Kemble Airfield & Airshow
"David Bent's art is unique; it combines passion and sensitivity, the abstract and the vividly real. I especially love his colourful portrayals of the awe inspiring beauty of flight." Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville.
"I am attracted to David Bent's art as he has taken iconic bits of aviation history and remixed them into kaleidoscopic images and patterns. An emblem here, a silhouette there and you are transported back to days gone by as you discover subtlety and nuance in the shadows, shapes and angles of his artwork. The middle eastern influence evident in his latest series is as unique and beguiling as is the region." Ted Ingram, President APPH Houston, USA.
"It takes quite a mind to see through the everyday and to create complementary artwork of outstanding dynamism. David has that mind and we at Farnborough International Airshow are privileged to share the experience." Trevor Sidebottom. MD Farnborough International Airshow - 2008.
"Work of great integrity and beauty, by turns both challenging and inspiring." Ruth Staple Artsmatrix UK
"Truly new, refreshing and engaging. You will never look at an aircraft in the same way again. David's work makes you look deeper." Joe McGrath. International Airshow Commentator
"We first saw David's work when we displayed at the Royal International Air Tattoo, where he was exhibiting in the VIP marquees. You can imagine the number of images that we see of the Red Arrows every single day, and it takes something pretty special to get all of our attention! We were so impressed by the striking nature of the paintings that we immediately pestered him to see if he would be interested in collaborating with the Red Arrows. " R.Huxford. PR Manager The Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team. The Red Arrows 2002 - 2008
"David Bent is a very talented artist." Frank Cohen. Art Collector
"In celebration of our milestone event, it made perfect sense to invite one of the world's leading aviation artists to unveil his latest masterpieces. We hope that all visitors have the chance to view David's exceptional work." Alison Weller. Director Aerospace F&E Dubai Airshow
"David's work is unique, deeply felt and makes me think of the future." Yousif Hassan Al Hamadi. President Emirates Aviation Association. UAE
"I'm particularly impressed by David's photocollages. He has the eye of an abstract painter with a touch of heartfelt mysticism. David totally transforms his subjects. Great Work." M.Stern. University of New York USA
"David's thought provoking work breaks new ground - very clever and totally original." Will Curtis. World Record Holder Aerobatics Display Pilot
"David Bent captures the unique excitement and spirit of flight." Lawrie Cleary. Art Collector
"David Bent has put the humanity back into aviation." Cliff Allison. Ex Royal Engineers
"David Bent captures the essence of a subject beautifully, then transforms it into another paradigm to create new worlds that are dynamic and visually appealing." Yumi Ogasawara. Wabi Art
"David's art is intelligent, vibrant and distinctive... relevant to both aviation professionals and to anyone excited by the thrill of flight." Clive Richardson, Chief Executive, Aerospace Group. F&E
Recent Solo Exhibitions include: VIP Enclosure Royal International Air Tattoo (2009/07/06/05), VIP Enclosure Kemble Airshow(2009/08/06), Farnborough International Airshow (2008/06), The Dubai International Airshow (2007), Royal Enclosure Al Ain Aerobatics Airshow, United Arab Emirates (2007/06), Stroud House Contemporary Gallery (2007)
David’s refreshing & contemporary approach to aviation art is now widely acclaimed.
In 2007 David accepted the invitation to become artist in residence for the world famous Red Arrows. Ruby (The Red Arrows Aerobot) is the latest in the line of innovative robots, collaged from sections of aircraft.
The Art of Flight Collection features a wide variety of aircraft — from historical airplanes including spitfires and cold war vulcans to the latest stealth aircraft and UAVs.
Available as original paintings and high quality limited edition giclee prints, David also undertakes a limited number of commissions each year.
Held in private collections around the world, all of David’s art prints are now limited to a maximum edition size of 50.
These are printed in David’s studio, using archival inks on smooth fine art paper.