I had the honor of being commissioned to paint the former UFC Referee Big John McCarthy. The painting they wanted me to create was of a famous UFC 71 fight between Chuck Liddell and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. They submitted a photograph of Big John McCarthy stopping the fight between the two fighters to use as a reference. They gave me creative liberties in how I approached the event and portrayed the crowd. Essentially this was an iconic fight in history and Big John has played a huge roll in the history of the Ultimate Fighter. I needed to make this monumental moment come to life, I needed to make you feel the event, to hear the crowd coming to life as Big John jumps in to protect a champion who has just succumbed to his challengers blows. The original painting is 30″ x 40″ acrylic on museum-quality canvas that was delivered to Big John McCarthy.
Worked on this new commission painting of UFC Fighter David Branch. The painting takes you into the cage where David is fighting his heart out securing victory over his opponent. A New York born and raised young man who’s spirit is depicted watching over the city.
Just completed another commissioned sports painting, this time of a wrestler. The wrestling painting is of Nicky Raspantini a young emerging wrestling stud from New Jersey. The fine art sports painting captures what it would feel like to wrestle in the NCAA finals, Madison Square Garden crowd going nuts and the names of the top college wrestlers glowing from the lights.
The Adversity a wrestler goes through just to get to this place..to win..to get your hand raised in the NCAA Wrestling Tournament is as tough as it gets. Some of the college wrestlers names that appear in this painting. BROWN, LEE, CRUZ, LIZAK, RETHERFORD, JOSEPH, VALENCIA, SNYDER, GROSS, NOLF, etc. The 2018 original acrylic painting is 30″ x 40″ on museum quality canvas.
“A great eagle with great wings” Ezekiel 17:3
My painting of a great football player on and off the field – Carson Wentz.
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints available. Licensed by the NFL and the NFLPA. Proceeds benefit the Deacon Jones Foundation. https://www.edgarbrown.com/shop/philadelphia-eagles-carson-wentz/
Just Finished the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Painting. Titled “A True Champion will Fight Through Anything”. a quote from Floyd Mayweather Jr. The orginal painting is an acrylic on heavy weight canvas and is a standard museum size 24″ x 36″.
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All of us at E.J.B. Creative Group LLC would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Give the Gift of Fine Art this Holiday Season. Visit the Edgar J. Brown Sports Art Collection featuring paintings of legendary New York Giants Football Players, like Phil Simms, Jeff Hostetler and Mark Bavaro. Limited number of fine art prints are available online in our store. https://www.edgarbrown.com/fine-art-editions/
We would like to congratulate Mike Piazza on being inducted into the Hall of Fame. A truly classy guy who I painted back in the Nineties when he played for the New York Mets. The painting I created titled the King of the City features Mike Piazza in front of a wall of graffiti. Graffiti over the years battled with being accepted as a work of art, when in fact it is.. The New York Mets have always had to deal with this because of the New York Yankees. So in this painting Mike Piazza is the King of the City on the streets of New York and all over the borough of queens… evidence was in the writing on the walls.
The Greatest ” Muhammad Ali” 1942-2016
It’s a sad day in America when you hear boxing legend Muhammad Ali “Cassius Clay” passed away. Growing up a boxing fan, Ali was the man to love or hate depending on who you were rooting for. June 4th 2016 will always been remembered as the day we lost another American Icon. Our hearts and prayers go out to Ali and his family. RIP
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