KJ Creates Halloween Master Art

Posted in News on July 23rd, 2013 by admin

In a brave departure from his regular subject matter, Kevin-John has embarked on a new project and style line with his art. He will be creating a series of Horror Film based original portraits depicting some of the most historic images of the genre.
KJ begins the series with one of his favorite films, John Carpenter’s Halloween.
Offered here is the ultimate antagonist, Michael Myers, cloaked in a white sheet in this macabre scene from John Carpenter’s thriller, Halloween. A must have for any true horror film fan. Do not miss out on this first in the collection. ORDER THE NEW HORROR FILM ART HERE: http://kevinjohnstudio.tictail.com/products/classic-horror-film-art

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Beckett Selects KJ for Cover Art

Posted in News on April 2nd, 2012 by admin

Worldwide sports collectables authority, Beckett Media, commissioned Kevin-John to create a portrait of Cal Ripken Jr. to be featured on the cover of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, The Art Issue, March 2012. Kevin-John was selected out of thousands of artists nationwide. More than 100,000 of this issue were distributed.
Kevin-John will be a guest of Beckett at the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, MD August 1-5, 2012 to autograph this special edition cover. A very special auction of the original art will also take place that weekend.

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Jeter Gets Record, Beckett Gets KJ

Posted in News on July 10th, 2011 by admin

Worldwide trading card authority, Beckett Media, once again chooses Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John to commemorate another sports milestone. Moments after New York Yankee, Derek Jeter, connected with a pitch and nailed his record 3,000th hit on July 9, 2011, Kevin-John also put his talents to work. The artist, by commission, created two original sketch cards featuring Jeter and his grand slam. Kevin-John actually illustrated directly on the 2inch x 3 inch cards; each piece is a one of one and will not be reproduced. The cards will be won by the high bidder on Beckett Auctions.

These cards are the 4th and 5th in an ongoing series commissioned exclusively by Beckett Media where the artist will capture great moments in sports as they occur. Beckett Media comments “Kevin-John is a professional sports artist who has been highly recognized for his celebrity work for a number of years. We are proud to be working with him.”

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Leaf Trading Cards Pop with KJ Art

Posted in News on June 16th, 2011 by admin

Historic trading card company, Leaf Trading Cards, has once again commissioned Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John to create 685 original “sketch cards” for their 2011 Pop Century Series. The celebrity driven card series is Kevin-John’s sophomore gig with Leaf as he produced 150 cards in 2010 for the premier of the highly sought after collection. Each card is a hand drawn, original work of art and will be premium inserts in the new card sets.

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Browns’ Haden Locks Down KJ

Posted in News on April 19th, 2011 by admin

April 15, 2011 – Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Browns Cornerback, Joe Haden, celebrated his birthday weekend by hosting VIP Parties and Charity Events and along the way he thrilled his fans and friends by adding a little something different to the mix.
Joe called on Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John to paint a full action portrait of one of his favorite NFL plays during the VIP Party and Celebrity Bowling Event.
The exclusive party was held at Cleveland hot-spot, The BarleyHouse. Low lighting and thumping dance music added to the flavor of the evening as hundreds packed the club including other NFL and NBA stars T.J Ward, Josh Cribbs, Major Wright, Troy Smith and JJ Hickson. Kevin-John painted away as the party-goers looked on.
The following day, Joe and his friends participated in a Celeb Bowling Charity Event and KJ was there to put the finishing touches on the portrait. Joe autographed the art and commented “It’s amazing! My shoes look like my shoes; I think he made me look a little bit stronger than I am. It’s so good.” Joe pointed out that his favorite part of the artwork was the dirt and blood details on the uniforms, a quality that has become KJ’s signature.
The art will be auctioned off to benefit Joe’s Foundation at an event in the future.

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Powered Up – AFL Welcomes Power & KJ

Posted in News on March 3rd, 2011 by admin

The latest team to join the ranks of the Arena Football League, the Pittsburgh Power, will kick off their inaugural season on Friday, March 11, 2011 and their fans will be treated to a special gift that night.
The Power, owned by former Steeler and Hall of Fame player Lynn Swann, commissioned Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John to produce a commemorative lithograph for this event.
The art features KJ’s original portrait of the team owner in front of the new Consol Energy Center, where the AFL games will be played. The first 10,000 fans through the doors on opening night will receive the commemorative lithograph courtesy of Trib Total Media. Kevin-John comments, “I love the Arena Football product, it is such a fan friendly sport, the teams really know how to give the fans a great show. I feel very fortunate that on May 11th the show will start with my artwork.” the artist adds, “I have long wanted to create a portrait of Lynn Swann, growing up in the 1970’s, I recall very vivid images of him making acrobatic and graceful catches with the Steelers. He is just one of those rare athletes that come around once in a lifetime.”
Go to www.pittsburghpowerfootball.com for more information.

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Major Art for the Major League

Posted in News on September 1st, 2010 by admin

On Saturday, September 4, 2010 Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John will be the guest of the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park as he creates a commissioned color sketch of Pirate Neil Walker LIVE on the sideline as the game action takes place. Go to Kevin-John.com to see pics and video of this event, or contact KJ’s Marketing Team to host the artist at your special event.

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