I hand-paint aviation and travel posters in the Art Deco style, popular in the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s. Art Deco emphasized modernity and exoticism, combining African motifs with the sleek lines and materials of the machine age. My work seeks to capture the optimism of the golden age of aviation, when machines promised a bright new future and aircraft were the most modern and luxurious mode of transport.

Please click on each thumbnail for a full-sized image. All works are painted in acrylic on canvas; sizes and prices are indicated on each sub-page.

For purchase information, or to arrange a commission, please contact me at decoechoes@gillesmessier.ca