Funny, I’ve done so many private commissions over the years that unfortunately, I’ve lost touch with several of those clients due to distance and just life. However, I got a friendly blast from the past when Dusty Baker called me yesterday and left a message just to say still how much he enjoyed the original oil of Tecumseh that I painted for him 7 years ago!
For those of you Cincinnatian’s that don’t know Dusty, he is a famous ex-pro baseball player and was the Cincinnati Reds Manager until 2013. He is now Manager of the Washington Nationals. I truly enjoyed working with him back in 2010 as he is a super nice guy!
Anyway, I of course called him back an we had a nice chat about life, kids, etc. It’s so gratifying not only having happy clients, but ones that actually want to be friends and stay in touch. Even if they are famous Baseball Managers almost 20 years my senior.
Cheers to you Dusty and your friendship!
Well, it’s certainly not outdoor sports weather here in the great Midwest, but never fear…..there are lot of great indoor sports to keep you busy and in shape, not to mention outdoor sports in other parts of the country. First of all, we have the upcoming Super Bowl on February 5th in Houston, Texas. That is always an excuse to gather with friends and enjoy a great game along with cocktails and rib-sticking food! Not to mention, the PGA Tour is in full swing with tournaments in Hawaii. First, the SBS Tour of Champions at the Plantation Course of Kapalua, January 5-8th and the Sony Open in Honolulu, January 12-15th. Check out my Kapalua original on the web-site just to get a taste!
We might be a little biased here but we believe a fine art sports prints from Amy Youngblood Sports Art is a wonderful gift for the sports enthusiast in your life. Here are four reasons you should purchase a print today:
It’s already December 20th. If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your golf enthusiast husband, this might be your best option. Yes, a green masters jacket would be nice; however, this might be easier to find.
A piece of artwork is a perfect gift because it will last. Your loved one will be able to hang it in their office for years. It’s more ephemeral than a gift card to a nice restaurant. Plus, every time they admire the artwork, they’ll remember you.
At 100 to 150 dollars a print, these really are fair priced pieces of art.
These are prints of hand painted oils that took upwards of 50 hours to complete. They’re lovely reproductions of quality pieces that would make a great holiday gift.
So after months in the making, we are excited to introduce our new and improved website with better quality images, content and yes, e-commerce capabilities!
So a bit about me. I’ve worked as a fine artist for almost 20 years. I started out dabbling in all types of mediums and subjects until I found a great niche in the Sports Industry. I initially started off approaching high end golf courses in the Midwest and Southern regions of the U.S. with the intent on painting their “signature hole.” With the advice and connections of my accomplished golfer father, Mark, I peddled my existing artwork and met with golf pros and club managers of hundreds of golf clubs. Not to mention doing several art and golf shows. Yes, this was before the internet age and life was face to face selling. Remember those days?! In any event, I was hugely successful in my efforts and starting garnering commissions and opportunities through word of mouth and further networking.
From there opportunities arose in the areas of portraiture (as I’d also been good at capturing people), collage style pieces (athletic greats Byron Nelson and Barry Larkin ) baseball, horse racing and even NASCAR. I even had my original painting of Ben Hogan inducted in to USGA Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey.
I welcome you to our site, managed by my incredibly capable husband, Tom, who also shares my love for art, golf, and all sports. Please check it out at your leisure and let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to earning your business!