Exhibition of Paintings by Trevor Middleditch
4th June - 30th June
Following on from the WW2 weekend at the Museum we would like to welcome Artist Trevor Middleditch to The Gallery.
Trevor is an artist who is inspired by nostalgic memories of a time gone by but never forgotten. Reflecting on his childhood in the 50’s and growing up through the 60’s and on to today, Trevor takes a snapshot of the world as it was through aircraft, vehicles and scenery that has inspired him and perhaps yourself. Trevor Middleditch was born in 1944 in Stockton-on-Tees. He started his art career sketching cowboys and Indians for his school chums in the 1950’s - asking no fee!
His interest in aircraft began after watching the D.H Vampire and Gloster Meteors at nearby RAF Thornaby. He joined the air training corps in 1959, and later started flying lessons at Teeside Airport.
A career ensued as a G.P.O telephone engineer in 1969. Leaving BT in 1992 seemed to be a good opportunity to concentrate more on painting. However, with family commitments and running his own
telecommunications business, it wasn’t until he became a ‘friend’ of the Guild of Aviation Artists and was accepted to exhibit in the Whitby Art Gallery at his first attempt, did he concentrate more on his artwork.
His paintings of landscapes and seascapes are also influenced by his interest in aircraft and G.P.O vehicles, and the nostalgia this evokes, of recording scenes that have not been recorded by photographs.