Justyn Farano

Justyn Farano Gallery

Justyn Farano

www.sportsartillustrated.com

This extraordinary young talent is considered one of the premier sports and entertainment artist in the world today. Farano’s passion for sports and art stems back to an early childhood, playing baseball and drawing sports figures for as long as he could remember. Born in Fort Myers, FL in 1979, Farano began oil painting at the age of 13. Heavily influenced by artist Stephen Holland, Farano has refined his painting technique over the years. Farano studied drawing and painting at the University of Tampa and graduated in 2002. He is the Official Artist of the Ted Williams Museum and has painted live at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, the World Series, MLB All-Star and Super Bowl events just to name a few. Farano has worked with numerous athletes and entertainers to help raise money for their charities and foundations.

Although known for his rich vibrant colors and contrast, Farano is not your typical traditional sports artist, painting from a scene. Generally Farano creates a concept and conveys a story within each painting, a combination of realism and fresh inventive backgrounds. His unique approach and meticulous attention to detail has recently caught strong attention within the NFL, MLB, NBA, and art communities. Farano’s art captivates us with his originality, powerful emotion, and graceful brush strokes.

Farano's original oil paintings and artist recreated hand embellished canvas gicleés are painted, signed and numbered by Farano, and then autographed by the athlete or entertainer. His artwork can be seen in stadiums, athlete's homes, and the collections of art enthusiasts worldwide.

Farano's paintings have been used to decorate the New York Yankees player club house as well as Red Sox Team Owner, John Henry's personal suite. Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Musicians Rihanna & Gene Simmons, Coaches Bill Belichick & Mike Ditka, Former 49er's Owner Eddie DeBartolo, Colin Kaepernick, Jerry Rice, Nolan Ryan, Yasiel Puig, & Evan Longoria are just a few notable clients and proud collectors of Justyn Farano's works of art.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

"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 different 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 view and surpasses my previous works. It is a dream come true doing what I enjoy and love most."
-- Justyn Farano