Maine Air National Guard KC-135 Re-fueler
In the period of twenty years I was honored to be asked by the Maine Air National Guard to do paintings of their aircraft. The first painting was done in 1989 displaying the history of the aircraft they used from the years of WWII to the present day. The second painting was done in 2000 illustrating the KC-135 to make prints to sign and present to various individuals. The enjoyment of this was not only illustrating aircraft but I was given a flight in a re-fueler and also received a print with the signatures of their pilots and crews. The original painting now hangs in the entrance way of the Head Quarters at the Bangor Air National Guard in Bangor, Maine.
Instructors and technicians from Delaware Resource Group, pose for a photograph during the retirement of the KC-135 flight simulator, Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, March, 9, 2016. DRG supports the daily operation of the simulator. The simulator is being retired to make way for a new KC-46 weapons trainer slated to arrive in the spring of 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Lenz)
This painting was done to show the planes used by the Maine Air National Guard from the past history to present day. It was to show the North American P-51 Mustang, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, Lockheed F-94 Starfire, Northrop F-89 Scorpion, McDonnell F-101 Voodoo, and today with the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling.
Art has been the one thing that I have enjoyed either for businesses, individuals, or just for the joy of expressing my heart and talent on canvas. One of my greatest opportunities has been working with children both in schools and individually. It is sharing a part of myself that every artist expresses into his art itself.