A Nation's Pride (No. 4), 24" round, collector's plate, Bradford Exchange, oil on canvas

Always Remembering, 18" x 24", Postal Commemorative Society, oil on canvas

A Nation's Pride (No. 2), 24" round, collector's plate, Bradford Exchange, oil on canvas

Powhatan/Fort Sumter, 24" x 36", private commission, oil on canvas

A Nation's Pride (No. 5), 24" round, collector's plate, Bradford Exchange, oil on canvas

Morgan's Raiders, 18" x 24", collector's plate, Bradford Exchange, oil on canvas

Twelve O'Clock High, 11" x 17", book cover, Easton Press, oil on canvas

A Salute to the Armed Forces

In military art, conflict is suggested, but it doesn’t have to be shown. Military art has a lot in common with two other genres I love -- Western and marine art -- in that it's so visually stimulating, it tells a great story. 

Patrons of this type of art are almost always people thoroughly versed on the subject matter. In fact, they very often know quite a bit more than the artist, so the artist had better be accurate! So this art form demands a great deal of research.

The same principles are applied to this art form as any other -- make a powerful, dynamic image with a strong narrative thread.