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.
More info about the gloves can be seen here on my illustration site and at Painted Glove Collectibles.com.
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!
Want to talk baseball glove art? Please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. Artwork copyright Sean Kane.