Military and Tactical artist produces third of four Camp Perry prints
Dick Kramer has been blowing everyone away with his tactical art for over 50 years. No one else accomplishes the realism, attention to detail, and power he instills into every drawing. His subjects— whether SWAT, military, or anyone else— seem ready to leap off the page.
This made Dick the perfect artist to create some special artwork for the Competitive Shooting Division of the NRA. Every year, the NRA sponsors over 50 national championships and sanctions over 11,000. Enthusiasts from all over the country come to demonstrate their prowess and appreciation for firearms. The NRA approached Dick for a series of four pieces of art to represent the four stages of the National Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio. Recently, Dick completed the third out of the four art pieces: High Power Rifle.
The drawing includes four men in Dick's signature ultra-detailed style, each holding a different rifle. Two of the men are looking away, but the two whose faces are visible show the confident, yet relaxed expression of someone who is a good shot and knows it. The NRA logo adorns the background. Altogether, it's a perfect piece to capture the spirit of the National Championships.
Dennis Willing, NRA Competitive Shooting Director, reflects on Dick's artwork and how the series began. "We contacted Dick a few years ago about creating a series of the stages of our National Championships at Camp Perry. Pistol, Smallbore and High Power Rifle. The results have been astounding."
Below is a picture of Dick with NRA Pistol Manager Tom Hughes, who had met Dick a couple decades before. Hughes' introduction led to the current project in which Dick does a drawing every year for the NRA.
Dick's work for the NRA is available as prints at several NRA locations, as well as at the National Championships in Camp Perry.
To enjoy more of Dick's artwork and perhaps shop for a print yourself, check out his galleries at www.dickkramer.com.