Friday, April 28, 2017

90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's New York to Paris Flight

90th Anniversary Spirit of St. Louis over Paris
90th Anniversary 
Charles Lindbergh's New York to Paris Flight
The 90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's nonstop New York to Paris Flight is May 20 - 21, 2017.  In 1927 Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, also known as NYP and N-X-211 launched from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York with four sandwiches, two canteens of water and 451 gallons of gas.  They arrived over Paris at 10:00 at night and landed after 33 1/2  hours and 3600 miles.  While an amazing feat for Charles Lindbergh as an individual it was a team effort with those that believed in and financed the project along with the entire crew that designed and built the Spirit of St. Louis in such a short time frame that made this single flight the huge world renowned event successful. Kimberleigh & Paul Gavin wanted to commemorate this 90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s flight, the Spirit of St. Louis and all those involved in a single image for a t-shirt and poster.  But how?  What would capture and express this flight and this team most succinctly?  After some thought they knew.  It would be the Spirit of St. Louis circling the Eiffel Tower in the night sky just before landing, illuminated from below by the lights of Paris with New York’s Statue of Liberty on the distant global horizon and around the whole design would be a circular border containing words describing the qualities of Lindbergh and the entire team.  Also included is a fitting Lindbergh quote describing aviators and aviation. It’s a beautiful design and the underlit Spirit of St. Louis seems to fly off the page.  The Gavins coordinated this piece with EAA and they will soon be available on the EAA website.  Until then if you are interested or have any questions about this design please contact the Gavins at See more of Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin's designs and art work at thier Gavin Arts Site.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kimberleigh Gavin's Official 2016 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh T-shirt Martin Mars Water Bomber drops water at AirVenture

videoFeatured on Gavin Arts' Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin's Official 2016 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh T-shirt the Martin Mars Water Bomber dropped 7500 lbs of water on the AirVenture Runway. Beautiful and Impressive.    Then that evening we took a boat ride on Lake Winnebago up to the EAA Seaplane Base and the Martin Mars was gracefully floating on the water in the setting sun.  Again, beautiful and impressive.  The Gavin's Official 2016 EAA AirVenture T-shirt is available at the EAA Web site and at the AirVenture Grounds now through July 31st unless they sell out!  Hurry and get yours.  The Gavins will be signing the shirts at the EAA Wearhouse Merchandise Store  12:15-1:15 on Wednseday, the EAA Sky Shoppe on Thursday at 10:45-11:45 AM and the AirVenture Tent Friday 
at 2:00 PM. 

Official 2016 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh T-Shirts by Gavin Arts’ Kimberleigh & Paul Gavin

2016 EAA Main Event T-Shirt EAA Historic Brown Arch t-shirt Martin Mars Water bomber t-shirt
Official 2016 EAA Oshkosh AirVenture T-shirt
hand drawn by Kimberleigh Gavin features the
Martin Mars Water Bomber over EAA's
Historic Brown Arch 

The Official 2016 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Event T-Shirts by Gavin Arts' Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin features the Martin Mars Water Bomber.  

Now in their 4th year doing the Official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Event designs the Gavins’ 2016 EAA Oshkosh collection contains five new t-shirt designs:  The Official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Event T-Shirt featuring the Martin Mars, the EAA “Landmarks” shirt, the “View of the World from Oshkosh”, Kimberleigh’s special edition “WASP” Women Airforce Service Pilotsshirt for women and her now iconic EAA “Retro” design. They also created the limited edition “Aluminum Overcast B-17G” and “Ford Trimotor” T-shirts. They are all available on the EAAWebsite.

See more of the Gavin’s work on their web site at

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saint (St.) Junipero Serra Legacy canonization T-shirt design with all California Missions.

Legacy of Saint Serra T-shirt back
Kimberleigh Gavin's Legacy of Saint Serra Design
Kimberleigh Gavin’s “Legacy of Saint (St.) Serra” T-shirt design is now available on line, at Mission San Juan Capistrano and other Missions.  Created for Fr. Junipero Serra’s canonization, all California Missions' locations are marked along El Camino Real on a California map that is framed by pictures of each Mission in the order they were founded. Blessed Father (Fr.) Junipero Serra’s Mission Founding Legacy and his September 23, 2015 Canonization to Sainthood are very beautifully and historically portrayed and commemorated on Kimberleigh’s hand created 14-color screened-printed T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts.  

Celebrate the legacy in wearable art!  Get your St. Serra T-shirt today!  For more information and to order yours now click here. 

Legacy of St. Serra T-shirt Front logo
Front Logo

Friday, September 19, 2014

USMC CH-46 Sea Knight “Battle Phrog” T-shirt and Poster Released by Gavin Arts: “The Old Breed” Sea Knights soon fly into history

Back of Shirt Design: CH-46 Sea Knight: The Old Breed
Marine Corps Battle Phrog
This CH-46 Battle “Phrog” Sea Knight tribute T-Shirt and Poster design by Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin honors the helicopter and its pilots, crews, maintainers and the Marines and cargo they transported in their 51 years of service. 

The 46 is depicted literally “Flying Off into the Sunset” with “The Old Breed” as the title because the helicopter and all those involved with it share the proud tradition of those Marines who have gone before and flew, lived and died courageously and under indescribable conditions. 

The project was conceived by the CO of HMMT-164 and the Gavins worked with him and Vietnam era and current pilots and crews.  The aircraft will retire from US Marine Corps service in April 2015 when the last 46 squadron, the  HMMT-164 “Knightriders” transitions to MV-22 Ospreys. 

A friend of the artists put it simply and elegantly when he saw the design: 

“Good Knight CH-46, and rest in peace.  You saved a lot of men.”

These shirts are available directly through the squadron or they can be mailed if you order from the Gavin’s web site.   

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Paintings of Pelicans and Trains in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano

Painting of "Reverence for Pelicans" Flying in the Surf
Coastal Commute:
Eastbound Pelicans
San Juan on the Old Santa Fe Trail

 Paul Gavin has painted pelicans and people as they commute up and down the Southern California coast through San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.   Pelicans fly silently and gracefully as they find, follow and use the off shore and on shore wind currents along the coastal cliffs and out in the waves and surf.  People travel up and down the coast by train which are also animal like as large silvery snakes that swiftly and curvaceously slither along the glistening rails, rumbling as they hug the small shelf between the land and the sea.  While the birds are silent, the trains moan; lights flash and bells ring as they approach emitting a roar that is simultaneously mournful and menacing.   The pelican travelers are featured in "Coastal Commute: Eastbound Pelicans" and the human pilgrims in "San Juan on the Old Santa Fe Trail".   


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paul Gavin's San Clemente Pier Painting Featured on Summer 2014 City of San Clemente Magazine

Painting of walkers and people enjoying San Clemente Pier
Morning Colors: San Clemente Pier Walk
Artist Paul Gavin's "Morning Colors: San Clemente Pier Walk" Oil on Canvas is featured on the 2014 City of San Clemente Recreation Magazine.  Along with regular morning pier activities this painting captures the three stripes down the pier phenomenon.  For only a few weeks in the winter the sun rising directly perpendicular to the pier creates long and wide shadows of the three piece railing all across the pier down its entire length.  The colors of both the shadows are and the pier are truly 'fleeting".  Not only do they change every day depending upon the moisture in the air and the dampness of the pier but they also vary by the minute throughout each sunrise with the changing angle of the sun. Not yet even on the web site the giclee's will be available soon.  The image measures 24" x 30" and the giclee's will be available soon.  Are you interested?  Email us for more information.