'Away Just in Time!', watercolour, 74 x 52 cm.
A Bristow S61 Helicopter departs from an oil rig in the sometimes hostile North Sea, just before a storm arrives. A Nimrod MR2 maritime surveillance aircraft circles in the background. The oil rig is the Ninian Northern, located some 80 nautical miles East North East of Shetland. The North Sea is well known for its changeable weather conditions; I hope this painting conveys not only the challenging operating conditions for both rig and aircraft, but also the remoteness of these platforms on which people live and work to provide our energy.
The original painting was sold by commission.