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. 


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 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


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






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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

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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Mother's Day Art Contest

Only 4 Days Left To Enter!

There are only a couple days left in our Mother's Day Art Contest which means the chance to win big is still available. Share your love for your mother and your art with the world this weekend as we wrap up this exciting contest. All artwork must be submitted by Sunday, May 11th.

So far, we've received dozens of entries depicting the theme of A mother's love. All of the intimate and special moments shared with mothers expressed through paint, colored pencil, pastels or mixed media. We want to see even more of your special feelings, thoughts and memories of your Mom expressed through art!

For more Mother's Day Ideas from Jerry's Artarama and The Splatter, read our recent article Announcing Mother's Day 2014 Art Contest and Shopping Guide.

So How Do You Enter?

  • Go to our Mothers Day Art Contest Page.
  • Submit a piece of artwork you created depicting the special moments only a mother can create. Whether it's a portrait of your mother, a family memory, you and your children (yes, mothers can win too) or "mommy and me", share your art and describe the moment for us. 
  • Fill out a simple form and upload your image (300 dpi or higher please).
  • Must be 18 or older to enter.
  • Submissions will be accepted till May 11th (Mother's Day), voting will take place May 12-14th, Judges will announce the Winners May 15th.

Mother's day Contest Entries


Embracing Motherhood

by Monique Olsen, Acrylic



Tying a Baby's Shoe

by Jane Cress Edgar, Acrylic



A Mother's Warmth

by Chithra Priya Janardhana, Drawing



Mother's Gift

by Igor Koutsenko, Mixed Media



Parkers Feet

by Valerie Summers, Pastel



Rocker Mom

by Kathy Michels, Watercolor


* All Entries shown here were chosen at Random

To see more entries like these or submit your own, check out our Mother's Day Contest Page today!

Contest Winners will be announced May 15th

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