Saturday, July 2, 2011

A-10 artwork by Kenn Berry

Drawing of A-10C 78-0129 from the 184th Fighter Squadron, 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, Fort Smith, created by artist Kenn Berry from the United States. Full size

By Joachim Jacob
Warthog News Editor
Berlin, Germany

I'm now also in contact with artist Kenn Berry from the United States. About his "Hog" drawing, Kenn told me:

Fairchild-Republic A-10C "Thunderbolt II" – Art Print

This limited edition art print represents the A-10C "Thunderbolt II", flown by Colonel Thomas "Tom" Anderson, commanding the 188th Fighter Wing, Ebbington Air National Guard Base, Arkansas. The 188th is known as the Flying Razorbacks.

The Thunderbolt II, termed affectionately by her crews, the "Wart Hog", was introduced by Fairchild-Republic in March of 1977 for the United States Air Force. It is a single engine close air support jet aircraft, used primarily in a ground attack role. The official name of the A-10, Thunderbolt II, harkens back to it venerable ancestor the Republic P-47 of World War II fame.

The original was drawn, by Kenn Berry, who's 35 year career in the art world has included writing, teaching, advertising photography, architectural model building and fine art digital illustration.

This is not a poster. Posters are printed hundreds, or even thousands, at a time, on high speed offset presses, on lightweight paper and can never match the high fidelity or level of detail that Giclees offer.

With the Giclee process, the image is printed slowly, one at a time, in virtually continuous tone, capturing all the classic beauty of this famous aircraft.

Each Giclee is printed by the artist, then numbered, titled and dated. The edition is limited to 500, and once that number is reached, the print will never be offered again.

This is the 29th in a series of Classic World Aircraft.

Edition size is 500.

Print size is 22 by 11 inches.

This is not an auction - it is a fixed price item, so when you decide to purchase, you can do so at any time.

Please check my feedback, of which I am very proud, and take a look at the other Giclees I am offering.

Note: Giclees (digital art prints) exhibit the finest printing techniques available.

Please visit Kenn's website.

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