SPORTS ART COLLECTION

David Oriz "Big Papi"

David Oriz "Big Papi"

Boston Red Sox icon, David Ortiz, is shown here hitting a game winning home run in Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series. The Sox were down 3 games to none when game 4 went into extra innings, that’s when Ortiz blasted a 2 run home run to win the game, this would propel Boston on to win the series against the rival Yankees and then to win the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Steve Largent

Steve Largent

Seattle Seahawks legend , Steve Largent, the painting is showing him jumping up to snatch the football out of the air, then turning and sprinting for a touchdown.. Forming out of the blue and green that is streaming off the helmet is, Mount Ranier and Seattle’s skyline. Before the Seahawks current latest success, he was the man that put Seattle’s pro team on the map, and eventually became an NFL Hall of Fame inductee.

LaBron James, "James Gang"

LaBron James, "James Gang"

Shown here is LaBron James, currently of the Los Angeles Lakers. In this image, LaBron is throwing down one of his ferocious tomahawk slam dunks that explodes into Lakers colors. All three NBA teams he has played for are represented here, he brought 2 championships to Miami, and 1 to Cleveland.

Gary Payton, "The Glove"

Gary Payton, "The Glove"

Shown here is a depiction of beloved Seattle Supersonic, Gary Payton. On the court he was known as a fierce competitor who always talked trash and used his defensive and offensive skills to back it up! One of his signature moves in scoring the basketball was the finger roll lay-up. He is shown here doing just that with the ball splashing into the basket and as it falls, the trail mimics the shape of Seattle’s Space Needle.

Bruce Lee, "Be Water"

Bruce Lee, "Be Water"

This image is an interpretation of a scene in the movie “Fist of Fury” starring Bruce Lee. The water theme in this painting represents on of Bruce Lee’s famous philosophies, “Be Water”. He frequently would cite how water can both flow gently, crash violently, and water is constantly adapting to it’s conditions. These principles were applied to both his life and his martial arts which led to a one of a kind pop icon and modern day legend.

Ichiro

Ichiro

The image is a depiction of Ichiro's signature at bat stance and follow through swing path. As he holds the bat extended, it has the Seattle's iconic Space Needle forming around the bat. Where the swing and the pitch meet there is a collision of colors.

Cougars 2012 Apple Cup

Cougars 2012 Apple Cup

The image is a play from the 2012 Apple Cup. With under 2 minutes left in the first half, Justin Sagote (#51) and Ioane Guata (#95) simultaneously sacked Washington's quarterback, Keith Price. Amazingly, the Washington State Cougars overcame an 18 point deficit to beat Huskies in overtime with a game-winning field goal. That comeback featured many great plays, this being one them.

Huskies 2016 Apple Cup

Huskies 2016 Apple Cup

The artwork depicts Lavon Coleman, of the Washington Huskies, breaking an attempted tackle by Washington State's Peyton Pelluer. With just under 3:30 left in the half Coleman, the Huskies' running back, broke this tackle and one more on his way to the end zone. The Huskies went on to beat the Cougars easily in the 2016 Apple Cup.

Curry in a Hurry

Curry in a Hurry

This painting shows Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, making an over-time game winning 3 point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He scored 46 points and this shot , at the time, tied the NBA record for 3 point shots in a single game at 12. When Curry took the shot from about 35 feet, the ball went through the hoop with only 0.6 seconds left in the game!

Keeper Of The Cup

Keeper Of The Cup

Goalkeeper Stefan Frei of the Seattle Sounders FC makes a spectacular save in the 2016 MLS Cup Final. This match was played on Toronto FC home field in freezing temperatures. After a scoreless 90 minutes of play and 30 minutes of overtime, it came down to a pentalty kick shootout. Frei's save helped lead his team to the first Seattle Sounders MLS Cup win in franchise history and secured him the honor of MLS Cup MVP. Look for the maple leaf hidden in the in the path of the blocked ball.

Miller Time

Miller Time

This is a commissioned piece that depicts a huge play from Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. While on defense, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller swipes the football out of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's hand. After this play, the Broncos had all but won the Super Bowl. Orange blasts erupt to mimic the mane of the Broncos logo, where you will find hidden three Lombardi trophies.

That Catch Was Kearse'd

That Catch Was Kearse'd

Jermaine Kearse, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks, makes a game winning touchdown catch in overtime of the NFC Championship. With the Packers defender hanging on him, Kearse hauled in a raindrop of a pass from Russell Wilson. This play sent the Seahawks to Super Bowl XLIX.

Make It A Double

Make It A Double

Edgar Martinez of the Seattle Mariners hits the game winning double in the '95 playoffs vs. the Yankees. The details of the swing blast transforms into Ken Griffey Jr. sliding home, Bob Wolcott leaping in celebration, and Edgar Martinez triumphantly greeting Joey Cora. Look closely for "My Oh My", in homage of Mariners sportscaster Dave Niehaus, etched into the Space Needle.

Catch Of The Year

Catch Of The Year

This painting shows Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin making an incredible one-handed catch against the San Francisco 49ers. "What a catch!!!" This play was named the best catch of the 2016 season by the NFL Network.

King FeliKs

King FeliKs

Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners is painted here in the middle of a pitch. The line of his throw rips through the air to form Seattle's skyline. You can almost hear the cheers of Mariners fans in the left field King's Court seating section. "King Felix" pitched the only perfect game in Mariner's history to date.

Danger Rush

Danger Rush

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushes the ball, illustrating his unconventional playing style. Blue and green color splashes show how Wilson fends off a much bigger player with the swirled background adding a sense of motion and speed.

Griffey 24Ever

Griffey 24Ever

One of the most prolific home run hitters in MLB history, Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners is shown here doing what he did best - hitting a home run. The swing path of his bat forms the skyline of Seattle. The intention of the use of color and motion blur shows the strength and speed of The Kid's swing.

BOOM

BOOM

Featured in this image is Kam Chancellor, of the Seattle Seahawks. The art depicts a violent collision that jarred the football loose from 49’ers Tight End, Vernon Davis, as he attempted to secure a catch along the sideline. The numbers are being blown off of Davis’ jersey, as well as the paint on his helmet. Chancellor provided one of the most memorable moment of the 2012 Seahawks' season with this tackle that saved a potential touchdown.

Bring Back Our Sonics

Bring Back Our Sonics

The message in this painting is what the region is missing after the departure of the Seattle Super Sonics, the city's beloved NBA team, in 2008.

Beast Quake

Beast Quake

This painting is inspired by Marshawn Lynch's most iconic run. It is considered by many to be one of the most exciting moments in Seattle sports history. Lynch stiff-armed, juked, and bounced to a game-clinching touchdown, breaking nine tackles and running 67 yards. The crowd went so berserk with excitement that they shook the stadium enough to register on the Richter Scale. In this painting, you can see the ground shaking seismic waves depicted in the yard lines.

The Tip

The Tip

The first painting in this collection of sports art, it's led to one after another. This historic game-saving tip was made by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the 2014 NFC Championship game. The swirls in the background and the field show the speed as the action happened. The color of the football's path changes from 49ers red and gold to Seahawks blue and green when Sherman blocks the potential game-winning touchdown for the 49ers, leading the Seahawks to Superbowl XLVIII.

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