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Tony Bramham - "D Day, 6th June 1944"

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 6 June 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

My uncle, Tony Bramham, is a very talented artist and this is a photo I took recently for him of his mixed media, paint and pencil drawing that he produced to commemorate the D Day landings 65 years ago today when so many soldiers lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy.

The original drawing is about 3 feet tall by 2 feet across (90cm x 60cm) so it's difficult for this small scale photo to do justice to the detail contained in the original.

The red poppy that you can see in the drawing is the flower used in the UK to remember those who lost their lives in both world wars and in other conflicts since.

NIKON D40 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TKS ************

6 Jun 2009 6:06am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great tribute.

6 Jun 2009 6:38am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great tribute to your uncle Ian ! his drawing is so beautiful, so much fine details ! great artist ! thanks to all these guys who lost their life for French people and freedom in the world !

6 Jun 2009 7:21am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Inspiring tribute to your uncle! He should be proud!

6 Jun 2009 7:53am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

For don't forget. Great tribute, 5 stars

6 Jun 2009 8:42am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A great and most touching tribute:) Great work Ian!

6 Jun 2009 11:46am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

My salute!!!

6 Jun 2009 3:06pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a creative family! You're uncle is one talented artist, and what a wonderful tribute. Hats off...

6 Jun 2009 4:31pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great tribute, wow

6 Jun 2009 5:08pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Nice piece of drawing.

The more I find out about these events the sadder they become. I don't have any direct family links to any of the WWII events, though a great uncle is buried in one of the Normandy sites from WWI. I find it all quite moving.

6 Jun 2009 8:19pm

Amit Basu Photography from United States

Nice drawing!

6 Jun 2009 9:43pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

Wow, that's a beautiful work of art. I wish I could see it full-size.

7 Jun 2009 12:21am

paco from málaga, Spain

ojala no vuelva a pasa nunca más....

7 Jun 2009 7:25am

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Very good drawing, the poppy is almost 3 dimensional.

7 Jun 2009 1:33pm

Paolo from Udine, Italy

Non dimenticare, mai.

7 Jun 2009 7:45pm

Frida from Sweden

A very good drawing. It runs in the family ? the creative imaging flow.

7 Jun 2009 10:23pm

@Frida: I wish that I had Tony's ability to draw and paint like that. It doesn't take any great natural ability to be a photographer in my view. I'm certain that given enough time and practice anyone could be taught to be a decent fine art photographer but that isn't the case with painting or drawing.

raymond from Geneva, Switzerland

beautiful picture. so many details! i would definitely like to buy the original if it is still possible.

10 Jun 2009 5:40pm

@raymond: Tony has already sold the original of this picture I'm afraid. He borrowed it back from the owner so we could take this record photograph. Tony still has some high quality signed limited edition prints available at the 90cm x 60cm size of the original picture if that's of any interest.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


11 Jun 2009 4:22am

@Magda: Hi Magda....thanks for the comment!

Doug Wallworth from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Hi Ian
Being a friend of your uncle Tony and having seen his work
I know why you are so proud. He is a very brilliant artist in this field he to me is the best , and should be Exhibiting in the R A . Incredibal detail and so acurate seeing your web picture of his work makes it look like a "Photograph" I have just been looking at a special picture he is working on about an American crew of fighter pilots and there are portrait drawings of the crew below his drawing of the aircraft..

11 Jun 2011 8:04pm

@Doug Wallworth: Hi Doug! I'm sure you know, Tony has had paintings accepted again this year in the Guild of Aviation Artists annual summer exhibition in The Mall Galleries in London so maybe we will indeed see his work in the RA soon!

I see Tony's painting of Concorde is one of the images on the front page of the Guilds website:

1/50 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)