The American Fallen Soldiers Project was borne of an idea that professional artist, Phil Taylor, had upon learning that his childhood friend, Capt. Blake Russell, had been killed in Iraq in 2006. Inspired by stories of Blake’s patriotism and courage during the funeral, Phil knew that he wanted to contribute to the Russell family’s healing process, so he painted a portrait of his childhood friend for them. The family’s reaction to the portrait changed Taylor’s life forever and he began the American Fallen Soldiers Project. Since its inception in 2007, hundreds of portraits have been painted and presented to families of fallen soldiers all over the country.
The American Fallen Soldiers Project National Gallery opened its doors in mid-2016, with 5,000 square feet of gallery and office space. Texas Bomanite stained 3,040 square feet of concrete in Bomanite’s Black Orchid and polished it to a 400 grit. The polyurea joint filler was Gauntlet Grey color. To keep costs down for this very special project, we discounted the retail price as a donation toward the project’s success.
This beautiful gallery and tribute to American’s fallen heroes is at 4275 Kellway Circle, Suite 132 in Addison, Texas, and is open weekdays from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. We were honored to be a part of this special space.