Entering the Air Force as an Arcraft Maintenance Officer, Rod was provided opportunites to develop first-hand understanding of the full spectrum of Air Force weapons and operations while living and working in various capacities worldwide. On retirement from active duty, he worked with a Major aircraft manufacturer with KC-135 and B-52 programs,and later Civil service Program Management with the B-52 and B-1B system program offices.
With this background he is able to collect, report on, and record everyday events by developing artwork of the events of his AF years. Adviation artwork continues to be a major focus in his life, where his stated goal is to record events from a first-person viiew incapable of being developed by mechanical or other artificial reproduction.
Rod has five accessions in the USAF Art Program, and several of his paintings were generated for use as covers for the AIR MOBILITY FORUM magazine while on staff at Headquarters Air Mobility Command. Rod is currently pursuing professional art development with ASAA.
Rod has five accessions in the USAF Art Program, and several of his paintings were developed and used as covers for the AIR MOBILITY FORUM magazine while on staff at Headquarters Air Mobility Command. He accepts commissions and readily considers opportunities to expand his artistic skills. Rod’s works include a 4 x 8 foot E-3B painting at Tinker AFB, one of the B-17 “Memphis Belle” hanging in the halls of the Pentagon, a painting memorializing the crew of a B-52 "Raidr 21" lost in 20008, and other works in private ownership. Rod is currently pursuing professional art development with ASAA.
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