Sid is a member of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team based out of Frederick, Oklahoma. To learn more about this organization, click here.
Sid presents his painting of Lieutenant Robert Dole to former Senator Bob Dole. Senator Dole was severely wounded in Italy during World War II, yet went on to serve a distinguished career in the U.S. Senate.
Artwork for sale at the World War II History Center is exclusively produced by Sid Eells. Photos of artwork available for sale at the Gift Shop are included below. Mr. Eells can also produce commissioned paintings.
Dorie Miller $200.00
General Dwight Eisenhower $300.00
General Douglas MacArthur $200.00
General George Patton $200.00
Here are a few of the commissioned paintings Sid has painted.
Jake McNiece Peter Wagler (killed in Iraq) Bob Armstrong
"Wild" Bill Guarnere of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, "The Band of Brothers.
When Bill Guarnere received this painting, he called Sid to thank him for his work and said that he thought Sid had caught, "The Devil in his eyes."
Here is a collection of Sid's artwork at a local event.
Information about Sid Eells work:
"Painting people is my specialty! A painting should look like a painting. To me, a painting is a work of art, therefore, I try to overemphasize lights and darks and sometimes colors to bring the canvas to life. Photos, lets face it, are flat. My challenge is to treat the subject of the photo as if it were a live model. Painting from a photo gives me the chance to study the subject at my convenience. Somehow the character of the individual face or expression will come through without making it look like a caricature. The painting should reflect more of the character of the person than the photo. With photos I can also produce a finished product faster.
Caveat Emptor - The technique from one painting to another may differ greatly. I am an artist, not a color copy machine.
To produce your painting I need the photo to reproduce and maybe 2-3 others of the same subject. Hair color and eye color is important for black & white colorizing. Photos do not have to be large or high-resolution, I can work with almost anything! Paintings are acrylic on canvas panel or framed canvas."
(Prices subject to change based upon demand)
16" x 20" "Bust" Acrylic/Canvas - $150.00
14" x 18" to 12" x 16" "Head/Neck" Acrylic/Canvas - $75.00
16" x 20" Larger Multiple "Head/Neck" -
2 heads - $200.00
3 heads - $250.00
4 heads - $300.00
5 heads - $350.00
Full portraits will be discussed
(Sid will donate $25 of the sale price of paintings sold through the World War II History Center to the Center.)
Other art pricing
11" x 14" Graphite Pencil Drawing - $50.00
Colored Pencil Drawing - $75.00
Charcoal/Pastel - $125.00
Other sizes/prices are negotiable
Contact Sid Eells to place an order at:
300 E. 15th
Hutchinson, KS 67501