"VETS: 50 Portraits of Veterans and Their Stories" is available to purchase for $19.95 plus shipping and handling.
To order: email firstname.lastname@example.org and send your name, mailing address, phone number and John Thamm will contact you to make arrangements for payment and shipping.
Or stop by the J.F. Thamm Gallery at 11 S. Washington St., Spokane, WA to view the original oil paintings, purchase a book and meet the artist John Thamm.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30am-5:00pm or by appointment
"Vets: 50 Portraits of Veterans and Their Stories" is a memorable collection of images and stories as told by veterans spanning WWII to the war in Iraq.
“…after slowly pouring through this remarkable collection of portraits and personal stories… I realized why there is this connection, this brotherhood, this sense of automatic bonding with other veterans that makes being a veteran something special. We may have served in different eras, in different services, in different units, in different countries, in combat or not in combat, in a hot war or a cold war, but the bond somehow holds us together.” Paul Quinnett PhD-clinical psychologist and author of Suicide:The Forever Decision.
John F. Thamm lives in Spokane, Washington. He teaches portrait workshops in the U.S., Mexico, Netherlands and Germany and has a Masters of Fine Art degree from the University of Idaho. John studied portraiture at the Art Students League in New York City. John has been a courtroom sketch artist for television and newspaper media including CNN, ABC, Associated Press, KREM, KXLY and the Spokesman Review. Notable trials he has covered are the Weaver-Harris Ruby Ridge Trial, Branch Davidian-Waco Trial, and the Aryan Nations Trial in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. You can view John’s work at the J.F. Thamm Gallery, 11 S. Washington St., Spokane. “Vets” is featured by the local PBS station-KSPS in the November 2009 Northwest Profiles series. The project can be viewed on the “Vets” project blogsite- http://johnthammstudios.blogspot.com/
Vets is a large 8-1/2 X 11 format on high quality archival text. All 50 Portraits are full color images of John’s original oil paintings. A total of 162 pages contain portraits, interviews and commentary.