Ron was also commissioned by the RNZAF when I was Air Force PRO to do some paintings. One of a C130 at sunrise and the other an Andover carrying out an airdrop both were presented to the Chief of Air Force in the late 1990s
Post by flyinghilly on Apr 12, 2021 17:17:47 GMT 12
Greetings I only just came across your posts on the forum about Ron Fulstow.
I introduced him to his UK agent Nick Stein and I have a number of original paintings from him. If you would like to contact me on email@example.com I can send you pics of my paintings and tell you more about Ron - I knew him very well
As the air force public relations officer in the 1990s I did a lot of work with Ron Fulstow who was residing in Paraparaumu at the time. I had him commissioned to do an annual oil painting of one of the air force aircraft. He did a magnificent painting of a Hercules at sunrise and an Andover during a supply drop mission. Unfortunately funding was reduced and we could no longer contract him. However he did a magnificent cover painting of a Solent getting up on the step at Evans Bay for our book "The Golden Age of New Zealand Flying Boats". In later years he gifted me several of his conte sketches of various wartime aircraft. The include Messerschmitt 109 G-4 over the channel, Spitfire Mk Vb of 485 Squadron, Corsair F4U-1D of 31 Su/15 Squadron, Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Bougainville which were all done in 1995
Dave, the last I saw of them they were in Air Staff, the C130 in the CAF office the Andover in one of the meeting rooms, but that was in 2000 so haven't a clue where they would be now with all the shifts that Air Staff and Defence have undergone since I left in October 2000