May
15
2014

Mother's Day Art Contest Winners

Lets Give a Big Hand for Our Contest Winners!

 

We had a great turnout for our Mother's Day Art Contest. Our winners each won an eGift Card to Jerry's Artarama online store. Keep up with our Contest Page to stay up to date on upcoming contests and your chance to win some fabulous prizes. 

Here are our Mother's Day Art Contest Winners:

First Place

A Mother's Warmth

by Chithra Priya Janadhana (Drawing) 

"I am a graphite and color pencil artist, I was inspired by a metallic statue, that inspired me to do this art with graphite. I wanted to get the shine of metal with just a pencil. And this was a gift for my mom last year for the mother's day."- Chithra Priya janadhana 

Wins a $150 eGift Card to Jerrysartarama.com.


 

Second Place 

Mother and Daughter

by Azalea Rodriguez (Drawing)

 

"My cousin was using my family as her subject to photograph, and since my brother didn't want to be photographed, my mother called me. The result was a beautiful photograph, one that is my mom's favorite. I used the photograph as a reference for this drawing."- Azalea Rodriguez

Wins a $75 eGift Card to Jerrysartarama.com.


 


Third Place

The Greatest Love is a Mother's Love

by Christian Comacho (acrylic)

 

"Inspired by my sister's pregnancy, and the love she already had for her unborn child. When a woman is pregnant there is a radiance or glow about them and I wanted to capture that in a painting."- Christian Comacho

Wins a $50 eGift Card to Jerrysartarama.com


To see our other entries and more Mother's Day Art, check out our Mother's Day Art Contest Page. Jerry's Artarama always has contests running. To find out more about current and upcoming contests,keep up to date with our Contest Page.

May
14
2014

Justyn Farano of Sports Art Illustrated in Jerry's Artist Spotlight

Premier Sports and Entertainment Portraitist has painted Jordan, Jeter, Manning and many more 

Born in Fort Meyers, Florida in 1979, Justyn Farano's passion for sports and art began during his childhood as he started oil painting at the young age of 13. Influenced by sports-artists such as Stephen Holland, Farano's art has evolved into it's own style and taken him into the stratosphere, painting remarkable representations of Athletes and Entertainers. 

Biography 

After studying drawing and painting at the University of Tampa and earning a degree in 2002, Justyn became the Official Artist of the Ted Williams Museum and sells his paintings and prints at Sportsartillustrated.com. He has painted live at many big sporting events including Red Sox games at Fenway Park, the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star games, the World Series and even Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night.

Justyn's style is energetic, capturing the heat of a pitch or touch down sprint to the goal line with expert contrast and vibrant color schemes. His works include many modern elements with a flair of old school sports cards and programs of games gone by. His paintings each tell their own story with a mix of articulated realism and inspired backgrounds. His attention to fine details specifically stands out among his long list of painting talents, as his brush never misses a hair or wrinkle in a jersey. 

"In each painting, capturing the true essence of my subject is paramount. I focus on creating an intense, highly emotional moment that grasps the viewer. Using techniques and an innovative perspective I achieve close attention to detail, which has enabled me to develop my unique style. It's gratifying for me as a realist; to create a powerful portrayal of my subjects that alters one's views and suprpasses my previous works. It is a dream come true doing what I enjoy and love most"- Justyn Farano

TV Spots

Justyn's Interview with MLBtv circa 2009

Justyn's Interview with YES Network, January 2014

Celebrity Clients

Farano's name is known far and wide in the entertainment world with celebrity clients and collectors of his works including Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter, Drew Brees, Bill Belicheck, Colin Kaepernick, Mike Ditka, Jerry Rice, Nolan Ryan, Evan Longoria and even musicians Rhianna, Gene Simmons among many, many more. His paintings even hang and decorate the player's club house of the New York Yankees and John Henry's (Red Sox Team Owner) Personal Suite. His artwork can be found in many different stadiums, art enthusiasts and professional athlete's homes. 

Clockwise: Justyn with Emmit Smith, Justyn with Jerry Rice and Eddie Bartolo, Justyn with Wife Dana and Colin Kaepernick, Justyn with Cal Ripken Jr

Justyn Painting outside the Red Sox Clubhouse

Charity

He is also heavily active and involved in several charities including Major League Baseball's Charity Hop, the Mike Alstott Family Foundation, the Hamel's Foundation, the Jimmy Fund and many more. Before Jerry Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, San Francisco 49ers Owner Eddie Bartolo commissioned Justyn to paint a portrait of Rice which fetched $100,000 for charity!

 If you've enjoyed Farano's work so far, you can find out more about him as he will be working with the Splatter to bring you more insight into the Sports Art world and to see more of Justyn's paintings, check out sportsartillustrated.com

 

 

 

 

May
10
2014

Perfect Last Minute Mother's Day Art Gifts

Send a Jerry's Artarama eGift Card to Mom and Get It There Instantly

If you're a procrastinator like I am and have not bought anything nice for your mother yet; then don't despair. There is still hope for all of us thanks to Jerry's Artarama! With only one day left, Jerry's has plenty of ideas on what to get the special woman in your life this Sunday. 

Looking for that amazing and artsy gift for Mom? Jerry's has full art sets to get her started off in the fields of acrylics, oils or watercolors with everything she needs. Or if she already paints, why not get her a beautiful new easel to liven up her studio. We have plenty of ideas for gifts available in our great Mothers Day Shopping Guide

If you're feeling artsy or already have a great piece of art made by you already, framing that piece in one of our wonderful picture frames will add a nice touch to really make the art you give look special. We have a large selection of beautiful and custom ready made frames as well as exclusive brands to really make your art stand out.

The Perfect Last Minute Gift for Her

If you're really unsure what to get Mom or Grandma, give the gift that allows them to be creative with the art supplies they want! eGift Cards make a great last minute gift that your mother is bound to love. You can send it almost instantly to her inbox and she will be able to choose from over 50,000 different art supplies and materials from brand names such as SoHo Urban Artist, Practica, LUKAS, Charvin, Creative Mark and many more. Simply pick out the image you want (we suggest one of these below), personalize it with your special message and send it. In only a few minutes after you hit send, the eGift Card you send will reach your Mother's/Grandmother's inbox for her to smile at and spend away! The eGift Card is also a sound alternative to mailing a card or gift to your mother if she happens to live far enough away. No shipping costs with the eGift Card.

 


Will you be doing something creative for Mother's Day? If you are or plan to give your mother something artsy, let us know about it in the comments below.

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