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Fair Faces Of Courage

Bob Wilson

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Loveland, CO - United States

Congratulations on your new $ale

Effingham, SC - United States

Congrats on your sale ! Totally Awesome !

Richmond, Su - United Kingdom

Beautiful artwork! Congratulations on your Sale!L

El Paso, TX - United States

Congrats on your sale!

Encinitas, CA - United States

Pardon my sentiment. I just cried upon seeing this. Being a vet, and a long time pilot, folks still call me fashion and skin care bug. I fight, and yet love beauty and fashion. We gals out there are effective and precise as untold-hell. But we are also who are are as human beings. I'm known in-famously to carry a ball gown in my cargo pod, in a tactical combat jet. Hell yeah. Proud of it.

Frankfort, IL - United States

CoNgRaTs on your Sale Bob!

La Plata, Bu - Argentina


Martinez, Bu - Argentina

Hermoso trabajo!!! f v

Bucharest, Ro - Romania

Congrats on your sale! :)

Venice, Ve - Italy

Hi, I'm Monica, I like your work a lot, an invitation for you: The Venetian brand Da Mai Sin 1979 invites all the artists to send us one image of your best artwork in order to post it on facebook ( because we understand the importance of our location, Venice, at the moment facing the international art event " la biennale di Venezia". You are all invited to ask our friedship on facebook, more easily you can get to us through our website: and your friedship will be accepted. You can send us the image of your best artwork to .Your image will be not sold, nor used for commercial purpuses, it is for your visibility as an artist. We include your name, title of the image, website if you have one,thank you!

Brooklyn, Ne - United States

Epic, congrats on your successes.

Rio Rancho, NM - United States

I have to tell you I am a member of a Veterans community group and love that you captured all of the branches in a very impactfull way! Congrats!

Stow, MA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Caledon, ON - Canada

Congratulations on your sale !!

Palm Harbor, FL - United States

Beautiful painting!

Selah, WA - United States

Congrats Bob

Sioux Rapids, IA - United States

Congratulations Bob, wonderful tribute!

Selah, WA - United States

Awesome image Bob Congrats

Charleston, SC - United States

Thanks for all your wonderful comments! The government recently authorized women to be in units that have combat roles . . . that's almost a laugh since our women have been in harm's way since the Bush era! By the way, a print of this painting, and a few others, will be on display in the Pentagon for a year. Our women are finally getting some of the recognition they deserve!

Lake Mary, FL - United States

Bob, what a great project, fantastic tribute and a fine painting! I'm sure Post 28 is quite honored, it is very moving and beautiful.

Hebron, CT - United States


Fort Myers, FL - United States

Excellent! Congrats on the sale!!

Schaumburg, IL - United States

Very inspirational and uplifting artwork. I will be watching your lovely work closely from now on. Adding to my favorites! When you get time visit my galleries too. Motionage Media

Kenmore, WA - United States

Very inspiring! Congrats on your sale!

Waco, TX - United States

Excellent job, Mr. Wilson. Congratulations.

Kailua, HI - United States

It is very deep an inspiring work awesome job!

Charleston, SC - United States

Thanks you all for your kind comments. I just found out that this painting will be going on special exhibition at the Pentagon in Washington DC. The exhibit will inclue a few other of my paintings and will hang with 15 other artists for a year or so. Thanks again!

Fayetteville, NC - United States

The painting is nicely put together. Congratulations.

Saint Paul, MN - United States

Great painting. Congratulations on your sale.

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!!

San Antonio, TX - United States

I thought this was put together attractively and I just love tributes to the brave soldiers that keep us protected. Keep up the great work Suebethian

Xalapa, ve - Mexico

Congratulations on your well deserved sale.

East Tilbury, Es - United Kingdom

Superb work..a huge Congratulations on this sale!

Brooklyn, NY - United States

This is an excellent tribute! Congrats!!

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Awesome image, congratulations on your sale

Halifax, WY - United Kingdom

Congratulations on your sale!

Gilbert, AZ - United States

Very Honorable!

Centralia, Wa - United States

Beautiful tribute, Sir!

Tucson, AZ - United States

This is a wonderful painting.

Plymouth Meeting , PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!!

Mumbai, Ma - India

congratzz... :) lovely emotion

Arlington, TX - United States

This is exceptional work. Our country seldom acknowledges the women of our armed services and the commitment and sacrifice they make in defending and protecting our nation.

Fort Collins, CO - United States

Wonderful. Congratulations.

Cordova, TN - United States

Very impressive.

Corona, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale! Awesome tribute!

Flesherton, ON - Canada

Congratulations on your sale - an amazing painting

Plymouth Meeting , PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale Bob!!

AUBURN, WA - United States


Sudbury, Su - United Kingdom

A fantastic tribute to brave people - well done for your sale.

Kapaa, HI - United States

Wonderful to depict women in combat. Congratulations on your sale. Well deserved!

Kailua Kona, HI - United States

Congrats on you sale!

Silute, Si - Lithuania

Congrats on your sale!

Plymouth Meeting , PA - United States

Congrats on your sale Bob!!

Greensboro, NC - United States

Bob, congrats on your sale.

Seffner, FL - United States

Powerful emotional piece. GREAT-EXCELLENT job. Congrats on your sale.

Phoenix, AZ - United States

Congrats on your sale :)

Bucharest, Ro - Romania

Congrats on your sale, Bob !

Plymouth Meeting , PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale Bob!!

Harrison, AR - United States

Gorgeous! Love, love, love it. You are soooo talented Bob. Congrats on you sale. I'm sure you sell a lot of your artwork. You're now one of my favorites.

TAVERNIER, FL - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Wahiawa, HI - United States

Congrats on your sale! I love this Piece, as a military wife, this is amazing!

Plymouth Meeting , PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale Bob!!!

Athens, AL - United States


Valley Springs, CA - United States

Awesome, congrats. Joni

Las Vegas, NV - United States

As a retired USAF veteran I truly love this piece, AWESOME!!!!!

Dublin - Ireland

Congratulations to the sale!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Absolutely Stunning!

Anderson, CA - United States

Congratulations on an awesome sale; beautiful work! jd

Miami, FL - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Medina, OH - United States

Mr. Wilson, I'm a retired Army Sergeant Firast Class who served in Desert Storm and OIF. Female Soldiers endure the same hardships, dangers, and sacrifice as our male counterparts. It's nice to see that captured in your wonderful tribute. Thank you. Duty Honor Country, SFC Cheryl McElroy US ARMY (RET)

Whitesboro, TX - United States

Stunning & truly amazing! Beautiful work!

Johnson City, NY - United States

Very well done.

Kent, OH - United States

This is brilliant, humanizing, powerful. So glad it's getting more recognition and more folks will see it!

Charleston, SC - United States

Jennie Baez - I was hoping some of the women in the painting would contact me. I've heard from two others so far. Your photo that I worked from also appeared on the front cover of Defense Magazine and it was a perfect centerpiece for the painting. The painting has also appeared in the American Legion Magazine, March 2012 issue. Thank you so much for your service!!

Tucson, AZ - United States

I am ex-military and this is very good.

Seattle, Wa - United States

nice re sale and like the concept/work

Miami, FL - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Suffolk, VA - United States

Beautiful piece. Congrats on your sale! From a proud Navy spouse, thank you.

Brooklyn, NY - United States

I must say this painting is amazing. That's me!!! Can I get a copy for free :) I'm so going to buy one. Amazing job well done

Victoria, BC - Canada

congrats on your sale...

Kuala Lumpur, Ke - Malaysia


New Port Richey, FL - United States

Nice collage work! Congrats on your sale.

Silute, Si - Lithuania

Congrats on your sale!

Los Angeles, CA - United States

congrats on the sale!

Miami (USA), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) - United States

Stunning homage, congratulations on your sale!

Blue Hill, ME - United States

Wonderful painting! The women who serve and fight for our freedom are so often, and sadly overlooked, and this is such an incredible tribute you have produced just for them!

Charleston, SC - United States

Melissa - I was hoping I'd hear from one of the women in the painting! I did a lot of research on the internet trying to find the right subjects, and the right variety of subjects to use in the painting. I often wondered whether or not any of the women would see the painting, and if they did, what their reaction would be. I am glad and relieved that you like it. The painting was featured in the March 2012 American Legion Magazine and as it states there, as well as on this web site, all proceeds from the sale of prints are being donated to the American Legion Post No. 28 in Spartanburg. Thanks, also, for your service! - Bob Wilson

Via Della Centa 11, Po - Italy

Never mind about the profile picture (I guess I don't get to include one).

Via Della Centa 11, Po - Italy

Great work! That's me in the upper right corner (see my profile picture). Who knew my quick snapshot before a sortie in Iraq would be included in such a neat painting? Guess I'll have to buy a print.

Bowmanville, ON - Canada

Congratulations, Bob. It looks like you have sold a few of these. It's a nice piece, and a worthy subject.

Pavilion, NY - United States

Awesome! Congrats on your sale Bob! :-)

Greenwood, In - United States

Congratulations Bob!

Russellville, Ar - United States

Congratulations, well done.

Yorba Linda, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Yorba Linda, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Lusby, MD - United States

Beautiful composition Bob! Great job and congrats on your sale!

Marion, IL - United States

Congratulations on your sale. Wonderful job.

Fairborn, OH - United States

I don't know what happened, but I live in SC.

Fairborn, OH - United States

If you are ever in South Carolina, stop by Post 28 and view the original painting in the Post Home. It is even more beautiful in person than the wonderful photos online on the gallery website. The women on the painting look like they could step off and shake your hand and give you a hug. Open invitation to view the original if ever in SC.

Lake Hopatcong, NJ - United States

Well done! Congrats on the sale.

Marion, IL - United States

Congratulations on your sale of this amazing collage of our heroes. f/v

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Wonderful concept and execution, Bob, congratulations!

Oakey, Qu - Australia

Congrats on your sale, Bob!

Carlsbad, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Fairfield, CT - United States

A very emotionally charged photo and very thought provoking, wonderfully done. Congrats on this sale.

Rainier, OR - United States

Very, very beautiful! Thank you so much for (sharing) this tribute to our men and women in uniform. :-) I am a mother of an active duty soldier who is currently in Afghanistan.

Corona, CA - United States

This is a fantastic piece!!! Congratulations!

Richmond, BC - Canada

I can't believe this is a painting, it's so life-like... Wow!!! Congratulations on your sale!

Litchfield, ME - United States

Great artwork! The way you put light in your work is simply amazing.

Aledo, Te - United States

Just retired from the USAF after 27 years myself and I can honestly say I've had the distinct honor of working with some of the best female leaders out there! This is a great tribute and well deserved,

Lithia, FL - United States

This is awesome! Congrats on your sale. :)

Kenner, LA - United States

What a wonderful print, Bob! kk

Canal Winchester, OH - United States

Your painting is beautiful and means so much!

Seal Rock, OR - United States


Pacific Grove, CA - United States


Yorba Linda, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale!

Omaha, NE - United States

Congratulations on your sale! Nice work!

Laurel, MD - United States

Thank you, from all my military friends.

Lewiston, ME - United States

What a great tribute. Congratulations on your sale.

Crestview Hills, KY - United States

A colorful and wonderful tribute to our Women Warriors, who are courageous, indeed ! Congratulations on your sale, Bob !!

Forsyth, Ga - United States

outstanding, love this painting, congratulation

Plymouth Meeting , PA - United States

Congratulations on your sale Bob!!

Elizabeth, CO - United States

Great job on this Bob :) My daughter is a Marine veteran and it is awesome to see such a piece honoring the women in services. Thank you Margaret Bobb for your service.

Longmont, CO - United States

Hi Bob! ...what a GREAT painting! ...I am a USAF veteran. I was in basic training in February 1981 and had to choose a career field. First, I applied to be a gunner, but then the paperwork came back saying that I was not allowed, since it was a combat position, and women were not allowed to be in combat. At first, I was pretty sad about that, but "it was what it was" so I just dealt with it. I ended up being a weather specialist and served in a top secret facility. Anyway, I applaud your wonderful rendering to depict womens' roles in the military during this time. Bravo! Thank you for your donation to help the community in Spartanburg. I hope you get lots of sales on this. I donated a painting I did of a Haitian child to help Compassion International. I miss the painting, but I hope it is helping the organization I donated it to. I tried to copy the page link here, but it would not work. If you want to see it, the name of the painting is, "A Smile for You from Haiti" and at this point, it is number 13 on my images page. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR SALE!

Iola, WI - United States

A finely assembled collage of courageous soldiers, Bob! It is a great honor and privilege to view this piece, and the honor bestowed upon our military is surely appreciated and welcomed by true Americans! Thanks for sharing, and Congrats on a very well deserved sale. F/V

Budapest, Bu - Hungary

Congratulations on your sale.

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Fair Faces Of Courage


Bob Wilson


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Dedicated to the women of American Legion Post 28
When this painting was first conceptualized, the thought was to do a parallel to the Norman Rockwell painting depicting soldiers in the American army through the annals of time. After starting the research, it was found that even though some women served in the revolutionary and Civil wars by disguising themselves as men, most women served by nursing the sick and wounded and performing menial tasks such as washing and cooking in the camps. WWI saw a great demand for women as nurses as did WWII, Korea and Vietnam. WWII also saw the formation of women�s auxiliary groups such as the W.A.S.P.S (Women Airforce Service Pilots),WACS (Womens Army Corps), WAAFs (Women Auxiliary Air Force) and WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. These groups filled non-combatant billets to free up men to do the front-line fighting.
It wasn�t until the end of the draft following the Vietnam War and the start of the all-volunteer army that more and more women were being accepted into the military to help fill quotas in billets other than medical and administrative . The admission of women to the military academies in 1976 further paved the way by expanding the areas in which women could be assigned. Ultimately the Clinton administration authorized women on combatant airplanes and ships and George W. Bush placed women in high risk areas in support of male ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This latter action put women directly in harm�s way. To date, 124 U. S. Military women have been killed in Operation Iraq Freedom and another 42 in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
Since never before have we deliberately subjected our military women to such high risks, the focus of this painting became a tribute to the modern day female warrior. Their sacrifices, isolation from family and children, hardships, and having to face the dangers of real combat require extraordinary courage. The women in this painting are truly �Fair Faces of Courage.�

This painting was given to the American Legion Post No. 28 in Spartanburg, SC along with the copy right to the painting. All proceeds from the painting will go to Post 28 in support of their community work including Boys and Girls State and little league baseball.


December 22nd, 2011


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