Graham Force Aviation Art
‘Supporting Wounded Soldiers through Art’
Inspired by military aviators and their powerful flying machines, artist Graham Force captures military aircraft subjects using various media from acrylic paint to pen & ink to graphic color pencil on any surface; from large scale wall murals to canvas, illustration board and paper.
Born in Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada, Graham grew up sketching the military fighters that would streak over his house while performing at the Abbotsford International Air Show. His sketches were heavily influenced by the Canadian Snowbirds, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Graham began creating freelance artwork under the professional name of ‘Force’ in 2000. With renewed creativity he rebranded and created his new Extreme Aerospace Art performance demo which debuted for the first time at the 2001 Abbotsford International Air Show as a civilian ground based act which is performed out in front of the crowd.
A highlight of his artistic endeavors occurred in 2011 when Graham created an historical mural of a Junkers Ju13 aircraft at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories Canada that was unveiled and dedicated by Prince Andrew, Duke of York in a ceremony on July 23, 2011. In 2014, Graham designed and created artwork for a greeting card to support and raise awareness for wounded Canadian soldiers with PTSD and their families. Since that time, he has raised and donated over $2,300.00 to Wounded Warriors Canada. All his work is dedicated to supporting wounded soldiers through a portion of sales of his art.
Graham’s work can be found in the U.S. Air Force Art Collection at the Pentagon as well as many U.S. Air Force and Navy fighter wings and squadron offices worldwide. A civilian member of the U.S. Air Force Art Program since 1995, he has travelled to military installations to document operations on canvas for the U.S. Air Force. His work has been exhibited at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida and his art has been published in community newspapers as well as Lockheed Martins ‘Code One’ magazine & the Boeing Company News publication.