Washington, VA (PRWEB) February 3, 2006
From a quiet boy who kept his paintings a secret, to an accomplished artist that has done what few artists have been able to do online, R.B. McKenzie is making his once private paintings available in limited edition at http://www.civilwarpainting.com. These limited, hand-signed prints will be sold in a progressive manner until all of his 20 battlefields are touching the lives of other American Civil War painting enthusiasts.
As a boy, Robert B. McKenzie would walk the Pennsylvanian fields, bringing the battlefields to life with his mind.
“I gazed at the serene fields, but imagined them as animated and loud…and bloody. So many fathers, sons and brothers were killed. As a child, I wanted to keep this feeling of awe a secret, as I knew that words could not do justice to what I felt.”
When Robert was 15, he was given an oil painting set and some old brushes by his father. He then began to paint the beautiful landscapes that poured from these brushes, but Robert would never sell his paintings. “They were for me. I wanted to preserve the memories I had as a child.”
At a battlefield reenactment in 1990, Robert decided to show some friends the paintings he had made. The response was overwhelming in that he realized his paintings of Civil War Battlefields could evoke the same feelings that he experienced as a child. Robert, however, would not sell his originals. In late 2005, Robert decided to bring “Gettysburg” to life and online at http://www.civilwarpainting.com.
“Gettysburg” will be the first of 20 battlefields that R.B. McKenzie will sell in a progressive manner on http://www.civilwarpainting.com. Once these are gone, Robert has decided not to release any more prints.