Unique Baseball Artwork on Classic Gloves Featured on ESPN Holiday Gift Guide and Beyond
A project in the works for about a year has come out swinging. My baseball artwork, which I'm calling 'Painted Glove Collectibles', is featured in the lead-off spot on ESPN.com's recent Holiday Gift Guide:
"1. Baseball glove artwork from Painted Glove Collectibles: Ontario-based illustrator Sean Kane buys up vintage baseball gloves and paints museum-quality baseball artwork on them, creating magnificent keepsakes that stand alone in the sports marketplace...each glove artwork is a one-of-a-kind item. Kane's attention to detail comes through in every little brushstroke. First-rate!"
Born out of tinkering with how to overlap my loves of baseball and art, each painted glove artwork features player portraits, stats and highlights of their career. Teaming up a player with a glove from the era they played in is an added treat. Admittedly, it's a departure from my illustration portfolio.
Also, the Dodgers' Blue Heaven blog featured an interview with me about this project.
I've been approached by a fantastic NYC gallery specializing in baseball and a solo art exhibit of painted gloves is slated for Fall 2013. Proper announcement and details to come.
Finally, a tip of the old baseball cap to a number of very kind, supportive, knowledgeable folks who have gotten behind this project. As I mention in the interview, it's very exciting to be able to create something unique that is resonating with baseball fans and those working around the game!