SAS Artworks by Conway Bown



Conway joined the Army in 1990 as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, later transferring to Chinook helicopters. During his career in the Army he held several positions within aviation such as Operations Officer, Squadron 2IC, Regiment Adjutant and Regiment Aviation Safety Officer, but some of the more ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ jobs he held was as the Army’s Official War Artist and later as the Official War Artist for the Royal Australian Air Force.

Completely self-taught in art, he has become very well known in the art world for his military drawings, paintings and portraits, which can be found in the collections of ordinary citizens to senior military officers in Australia and abroad and in the offices of politicians as well as sold in outlets such as the Australian War Memorial.

As an officer in the Australian Army Aviation Corps, he has served multiple tours in East Timor, the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan in varied roles such as an Army helicopter pilot, a UAV ‘drone’ pilot working with the Air Force, aviation advisor or as a War Artist on official duty. In all these operations, he has worked with and in support of the Special Air Service Regiment; whether it be actually flying their soldiers into operations, or as a UAV pilot watching their backs whilst they ‘slog it out’ on the ground. And now, portraying one of the Regiment’s finest.

Conway's artworks include,

  • Happy in Harm's Way

Find out more about Conway's work

Launch artwork