Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown was my first portrait to be made from a life sitting.
'Winkle' is revered as the greatest test pilot of all time, having set numerous aviation records that will almost certainly never be broken. His achievements have included flying 487 different types of aircraft, being the first man to land a jet on an aircraft carrier and he also flew extensive combat missions during the Second World War.
He was recently the subject of the prime time BBC documentary "Britain's Greatest Pilot: The Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown."
I am currently working on a younger version of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, commissioned by The Fleet Air Arm Museum.