Paul Rendel brings his more than 30 years of professional commercial art experience and a life long love of aircraft to his aviation art masterpieces. His artistic abilities are not limited to the two dimensional medium of paper and canvas, with one of his interests since childhood of carving ages lumber into wood sculptures, including full-size birds of prey.
Paul Rendels initial formal art training was at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Crafts. Presently Paul is a member of numerous professional art organizations including the American Society of Aviation Artists, New York Society of Illustrators and the Air Force Art Program. His active membership in these prestigious organizations is a clear indication of his professional standing the art community and his own abilities.
In the last five years Paul has participated in some of the most prestigious aviation art shows held at leading aviation museums including the Royal Air Force Museum, San Diego Air and Space Museum, U.S. Navel Air Museum, American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum among many others. At each of these showings his work has received accolades for his selection of subject matter and his ability and skill as an artist.
Paul’s aviation art takes numerous forms ranging from general aviation and commercial aircraft to the modern combat aircraft. In each work Paul incorporates the highest level of technical precision and artistic talent making Paul’s work highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike, regardless of the subject matter.
Pauls love of aviation is not limited to his paintings. In 1978 Paul had his first Oshkosh experience after years with being associated with aviation and a pilot the romance associated with the EAA and home built aircraft had found it’s mark. Four years later he completed a Thorp T-18, making Paul a builder and test pilot. The experience of riveting together pieces of aluminum and testing his own aircraft helped Paul understand the smile on the faces of the pilots at Oshkosh.