Bin da wieder. Für den Profil werde ich weiter im Englische schreiben, weil meinen Deutsch nicht ganz gut ist. Entschuldige dafür:
My name is Peter van Stigt, Dutch, family man and nuts about aircraft. And, despite the photo to the left, I'm not a pilot although I've had my fair share of airtime. My background lies in advertising, I started out as an advertising artist/visualizer/graphic designer. At some point I decided to combine my two passions, drawing/painting and aviation, and specialized in aviation art. This has been my living for the past twenty years. About five years ago, I discovered the digital world and added digiart to my portfolio. I use my own photos, my own analogue paintings that I scan in, TerraGen, Flightsimulator etc, all edited in Photoshop (what else...). Here in FC I have three idols in the digiart department: Frank Fiedler, Pavel Kaplun and Ulli Staiger.
Recently I traded in my job at the Dutch National Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome for another one: driving around city buses in Amsterdam. Why? Because when a hobby becomes a job you eventually lose a hobby. And now I gained one again, because I don't have to but am allowed...
My mission is to capture the sheer dynamics of flight in a single still image. Get the audience strapped into the backseat of a plane and witness the ultimate rollercoaster firsthand. I approach my aviation art as adventures that I live myself as a wannabee pilot. The majority of my art depicts military aircraft. Not that my nature is a militaristic one, I'm just hooked on the aerodynamics, technology and flight performance of military jets. Their fighting capabilities I couldn't care less about.
Nuff said, come aboard and enjoy the ride... :-)))
Here are some links to articles I wrote on my art:
P.S.: take a look at the photos that are uploaded by my beautiful daughter, Betiana Barcala. Look for them in the sections World and Natur...
Danke und LG,
Peter van Stigt