Artist Graeme Lothian describes himself as a landscape painter. The paintings may have a Tiger, Steam Train, Spitfire, or Kentish Oasts in them, but they're still landscapes. Graeme started painting in 1978 in oils, a medium he has stayed with since then.
When a parachuting accident curtailed his military career Graeme returned to his first love – art. He first took on painting full-time by producing paintings of WW2 aircraft, such as Spitfires and Messerschmitts, but over his career in art, now spanning over two decades, has also produced many military and naval pieces too.
In the early 90s Lothian formed a partnership with the late great Air Vice-Marshal Johnnie Johnson CB CBE DSO (two bars) DFC (bar), the top scoring Allied fighter pilot of WWII. Embarking on a career as an aviation artist, he travelled all over Britain and Europe obtaining the signatures for his prints, personally meeting the most famous aviators and top aces of both sides of World War II.
In 2010 Graeme went to Afghanistan as the artist to the Joint Forces Medical Group (JFMG) where he covered everything medical in Helmand including many hours in the hospital at Camp Bastion watching the surgeons operating. The subsequent paintings and artwork were displayed at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. He returned to Afghanistan as the official artist to 20 Armoured Brigade and 101 Logistic Brigade's Herrick 15 winter tour 2011-2012, this time covering first the logistics and then the infantry soldier.
Born in Sri Lanka, Graeme has painted all over the world including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Syria, India and most recently Oman and Jordan. His originals hang all over the world and to date has had over 80 limited edition art prints published.