Welcome to the Rick Broome Studios online store. Rick is known as one of the most unique artists in the world. His Starlite technique is something that he has mastered over the past 50 years which takes a painting from a day scene to a night scene under special UV lighting. We have so much more than what is on this store and can customize any work to what you are looking for. If you don't see it, we can do it. Just contact us with what you are looking for. We make any work of art affordable with flexible payment options. Thank you for shopping with us and we look forward to adding you as a collector!

USAFA 2005 "To Match My Mountains" Official Class Painting

USAFA 2005 20x24 "To Match My Mountains" Canvas
To date, the 2005 Official Class Painting has been one of the most successful paintings created for a Graduating Class. The Painting "To Match My Mountains" was decided on by the Class when they were in their second year. The goal of the painting was to focus on the "BRING ME MEN..." sign, which was taken down not long after the class decided to have this view. There were no political reasons for this view, just something the Class wanted. After the painting was started, the Sign came down, and the class had a vote on whether or not it should be in the painting. The tally was, 900+ to keep it in the painting, 18 against it.

The Actual view of the painting does not exist. Photographs were used to get a close idea, but this painting was done completely by hand. Furthermore, the Class chose the "Stinger" formation of the USAF Thunderbirds. Coincidentally, at graduation, one of the T-Birds Broke, and they flew a 5 ship...

The end result, Rick invested over 2000 hours to do the Original. Unfortunately, because the painting has the "BRING ME MEN..." Sign in it, it wouldn't be put on display at the Academy. Hopefully, someday, the politics will be set aside, and the painting will be purchased and put on permanant display...