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Following Your Dreams - Inspirational


Pulitzer Prize Winning Essayist Al Martinez\'s essay about artist John Robertson following his dreams.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Essayist Al Martinez\'s essay about artist John Robertson following his dreams.

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  • 1. Sports Art Paintings Artist John Robertson Commercial and Private CommissionsFox Sports NetFox SportsAmway Sports ArenaPrudential Sports CenterReal Cheap SportsLester’s Sports Bar and GrillLast Licks Ice Cream Stores (div. ofSteiner SportsPrivate Commissions (examples)Rumba (Sports Art [Boxing] GalleryShow)Contact/Bio
  • 2. Fox Sports NetSix large-scale basketball paintings werecreated for a National Basketball Video To view the NBA FoxAssociation (NBA) Fox Sports Network Sports Net Commercialcommercial promotion. The commercials ran on YouTube Click Herenationally throughout the NBA season onFox Sports Network. The photographs(below) shows what one of the paintings looklike and what the set looked like when theyfilmed the commercial. One of a series of seven paintings for the commercial. Each painting was 5 What the set looked like for the filming feet by 7 feet on Plexiglas. of the commercial.
  • 3. Fox SportsFox Sports commissioned me to paint three large-scale paintings of Willie Mays for a nationally Videobroadcast interview tribute (4 ½ minutes) during the To view the Fox Sports Willie MaysMLB All Star Baseball game. Two of the paintings interview with Dereck Jeter and Kenare 5 feet x 6 feet portraits. The third painting, from Griffey Jr. on YouTubethe well-known photograph "The Catch" is 4 feet by 7½ feet. Click Here (4 ½ minute interview)Behind Willie Mays, Derek Jeter and Ken Griffey, will see three of my paintings used as backdropsand bumpers for the Fox Sports tribute to the greatbaseball player Willie Mays. Click on image to play
  • 4. Amway Center Orlando, FloridaSix paintings were created forthe new Amway Sports Center inOrlando, Florida.The Amway Center is home to theNational Basketball AssociationsOrlando Magic and the Orlando The painting of Venice, Ca. street players is 5 feet by 6 feet, acrylic onPredators of the AFL. unstretched canvas. The painting of Venice, Ca. street players is 3 ½ feet by 7 ½ feet, acrylic on unstretchedThe Basketball dunk shot painting is 4 canvas.½ feet by 6 feet, acrylic on unstretched This abstract painting of a basketballcanvas. hoop and ball in a Venice, Ca. alley is 5 feet by 6 feet acrylic on unstretched canvas.
  • 5. Prudential Center Newark, New JerseyThese three paintings werecreated for the PrudentialSports Center in NewJersey. They wanted a fewpaintings that took themaway from traditional.realistic sports paintings.Currently The PrudentialCenter hosts the NHL’s NewJersey Devils, Seton HallMen’s Basketball, theNBA’s New Jersey Nets,concerts, family shows,special events as well asother professional,collegiate and amateur The “Devils Pro Skate Trim”sporting events. painting is 3 ½ feet by 8 feet acrylic on unstretched canvas. The Red Devils hockey paintings are 5 feet by 6 feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas.
  • 6. Real Cheap Sports Ventura CA.Large-Scale paintings for theinterior décor of Real CheapSports – Ventura, California‘snumber one outdoor andclimbing store featuringoutdoor clothing and gear.The paintings feature rockclimbing holds and gear used inrock climbing. The paintings are 50” x 70” acrylic on unstretched canvas.
  • 7. Lesters Sports Bar and Grill St. Louis, MissouriLesters Sports Bar & Grill in theCentral West End of St. LouisThe portrait of St. Louis Cardinals,Stan Musial, the premier sportsfigure in St Louis. The painting isthe focal point of the entrance to thesports bar.Known for his modesty andsportsmanship, Musial was selectedfor the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. The Stan Musial Painting is 30” x 40” acrylic on gallery wrapped stretcher bars.
  • 8. Last Licks Ice Cream Stores Div. of Steiner SportsLast Licks is (division of SteinerSports) is a chain of " SportsBar For Kids “offering sweetsinstead of liquor, live videofeeds of sporting events, and amultitude of memorabilia items.Paintings were purchased fordisplay in one of their ice creamstores.The paintings were originallycreated for Fox Sportsinterview by Ken Griffey Jr andduring a broadcast of the MLBAll Star game. Willie Mays “The Catch” 3½To view the video of the 4 ½ feet by 7 ½ feet acrylic on Willie Mays Portraits are 5 feet by 6 feet acrylic onminute interview see the Fox unstretched canvas unstretched canvasSports slide on this presentation
  • 9. Private Commissions (examples of paintings in private homes)The photographs show what the large-scale sports paintings look like in theinterior of client’s contemporary homes.Commissions available for painting yourclient in his/hers individual sport. Paintings range in size from 3 feet by 3 feet to 6 feet by 9 feet acrylic on unstretched canvas
  • 10. Rumba (Sports Art – Boxing)I was asked to do a show at Gallery ShowRumba in Santa Monica, Ca.and chose to paint and drawover 40 pieces of art for themonth long show.When I was a child I loved towatch boxing with my dad.watched "Gillette Friday NightFights", "The Saturday NightFights" and "The WednesdayNight Fights." These were thegolden days of boxing with thegreat fighter like Sugar RayRobinson, Archie Moore, JerseyJoe Walcott, Ezzard Charles, JoeLouis, Rocky Marciano, etc. AndI still have a great interest inboxing and continue to watchfights on a regular basis. Photos Boxing paintings andfrom the great old fights were drawings vary in sizereference material for some of from 5 feet by 6 feet tothe paintings and drawings. 8” by 11 ½”
  • 11. Contact / BioJOHN ROBERTSON earned a BAdegree in English Literature fromCalifornia State University,Northridge. He was a seniorexecutive with a large retailcooperation for over 23 years. In1991 John left the world of businessin order to pursue his interest in art To view a short interview Video of artist John Robertson onon a full time basis. His work hasbeen used in various movie and YouTube Click Heretelevision shows and commercials (approx. 1 minute)and he has exhibited in numerousone-man art shows. If you have an inquiry about pricing or commentsemail at: about the my paintings you may email me or call me my studio. I do not have a cell phone. I am generally in the studio five days a week starting around 8 until around 5 or 6. I don’t always answer my phone as my hands may be in a bucket of paint. But I will return a phone call as soon as I can. Also you may catch me in the evenings as I do sometimes spend the night in my studio.