The Fairchild Republic A-10 “Thunderbolt II” has been described as “a gun that thinks it’s an airplane” due to its most pronounced feature; the 30 mm rotary cannon that protrudes from its nose. In fact, the airplane was designed around its gun, so the description is relatively accurate and more than fitting. More commonly and affectionately known as the “Warthog,” the A-10 is undoubtedly one of the coolest aircraft ever created, which is why I’ve always wanted to create a painting of it in action. Subject specifics aside, this piece was created as a donation to “22 Too Many” — a non-profit organization that brings support and awareness to the very real problem of veteran suicides resulting from PTSD and the lack of readjustment support after their service. In fact, the organization’s name comes from the number of veterans that commit suicide daily; a tragic reality that needs addressing.

Title: Warthog
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 48” x 28”
Status: Available slots for raffle via donation at: www.22toomany.com