From Richard Craig - collector - CBC Radio Producer (Retired):
Thank you so much for the wonderful painting of the Mosquito and the V1. Your work is stunning, accurate to the finest detail. You help us to relive history, to recall stories that are fast becoming memories, as the vets and their aircraft disappear. It's vitally important that future generations have a means to look back at the greatest battle in human history. Your work gives us that link, tells us stories that only a remaining few are aware. And to have it signed by the pilot is a special mark.
From Barbara Line - collector:
I can't thank you enough for selling me that picture for my husband's present. It was a very emotional moment when he opened it and was pretty much awwhh struck. He said "the best present he has ever received".
From Angus Scott - Typhoon Pilot:
I just received your picture and I really am impressed. It looks as if I were there watching the whole show. Great job, and thanks for sending it to me. Cheers!
From Allan Clish - collector:
I had been collecting aviation prints, specifically those depicting WWII, for about twenty years. I was getting tired of the repetition, and increasing political correctness, especially from the same artist whose work I appreciated. I was looking for a Dam Buster print unlike those that I already had. After a while I came across "Courage Beyond Fear" by Len Krenzler. I immediately liked this print and it's accuracy depicting John Hopgood crossing the Mohne Dam in flames just as it actually happened. Another print that impressed me was 'Berlin Busters' showing the approach to the target, over the target, getting coned by the Master Blue, and then leaving the target amongst the waiting night fighters.
To be able to show all this in one print is complete brilliance by Len Krenzler. No other artist has ever done this!! My immediate reaction was WOW!, this Krenzler guy is really good and does not hold back when telling the story on canvas! Len tells the story EXACTLY as it happened whatever the event. This seems to be his theme for all of his prints. I like that!! It is a MUST HAVE! A new approach by this artist.
What happened after that? Well, I got in touch with Len, told him over and over again in repeated calls how much I appreciated his prints. Yes, I purchased the above mentioned prints in the large giclee size and mentioned to Len that I wanted at least three other works of his including his soon to be released 'Typhoon' print. Len Krenzler is not only a gifted artist, but he represents a fresh, new start when depicting aviation events which in my opinion most other artists have completely missed.
Many thanks Len.
From the Nanton Lancaster Museum:
On behalf of the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum, I would like to express our appreciation for your splendid depiction of S/L Bazalgette's aircraft as he approached the end of the Victoria Cross Flight on August 4, 1944. It was most important to us that the archival information that we have obtained regarding the event, as well as the information we received recently from an eye-witness, was accurately incorporated in the depiction. It was a pleasure to work with you over the number of months that we cooperated on this project.
Dave Dave Birrell, Director Nanton Lancaster Air Museum
From Brandon Poynter - collector:
I study World War II aviation history and am a collector of fine aviation art pieces. I have many rare prints in my collection, many with actual wartime signatures from leading aces on all fronts. Although my collection contains many pieces of work by Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian to name a few, I was recently looking for an original art print that would stand out from the traditional look of my collection.
From the Flindall family:
Dear Mr. Krenzler,
I have studied your previews fairly carefully now and I would say you have captured the moment with great accuracy. Anyone who criticizes your work would simply be nit picking. As you can imagine in a situation like a target area the scene changes all the time and you have caught a certain moment.
Neil Fuller - DFC
Since I learned of Capt. Bill Overstreet through my father, 2nd Lt. Blair Fulton (deceased) I have been amazed by Bill's feats as a pilot in WWII. Bill (Roanoke VA's only WWII ace) flew with Bud Anderson, O'Bee O'brien, and Chuck Yeager.
The newest painting "Berlin Express" by Len Krenzler is by far the most "alive" painting I have in my collection. The "Berlin Express" depicts Capt. Overstreet chasing an ME109 under the Eiffel tower.
The colors on my canvas print are bright and bold. The longer you look at it the more detail you are able to perceive and the more you are drawn into it, until you believe you are experiencing the action live. This piece will be the cornerstone of my collection unless Len does one of Bill flying a German jet back to England after being shot down then rescued by the French Maquis who provided Bill with the jet.
Blair F. Fulton II
With a desire to give some life to a bare wall in my residence, I decided to explore several local art dealers in my part of the city. Although quite a few paintings captured my wandering eye, the overriding artistic subjects on display seemed to fall into just a few categories that have become pedestrian with overuse. I didn't want a wolf in a misty forest, a lion on the savannah, or some anonymous landscape. I wanted something a bit more dynamic, and different, and happened to focus on Mr. Krenzler's Spitfire Domain painting. It was not only powerfully colored, but the more I stared at it, the more I came to realize the incredible technical accuracy and attention to detail that went in to the image.
The Spitfire is simply an awe-inspiring airplane, and this one isn't just peacefully flying through the clouds in a way too often portrayed by other aviation artists: no, it has just destroyed an ME-109 and is flying through the debris, firing its cannons at the next target. I can even see the pilot's eyes behind his goggles, and I swear that he has a maniacal grin under his oxygen mask. I would have, too.
Seeing vivid color combined with astute accuracy, I was sold, and subsequently returned to purchase one of the limited edition prints. I am very pleased, and my bare wall is far more interesting now than had I hung somebody's fishing village up there. By the way, there are tons of tiny details that I didn't notice in the painting until I had it on the wall, such as another formation of airplanes in the clouds, almost hidden. Any flying club or WWII enthusiast who doesn't have this painting is missing out.
This is the only image that I've ever had on my walls where an anti-war houseguest has walked in, looked, and exclaimed, "whoah, that's cool!" -- got to love that! My best wishes go to Mr. Krenzler and his continued artistic pursuits. Thanks!
Andrew Egbert - Collector
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