About

ANDY BROWN:
Diamonds on Canvas – The Art of Baseball

From PNC Park’s majestic backdrop of downtown Pittsburgh, to the dirt infield of the hallowed Koshien of the NPB, amongst the cheer squads of the KBO and passionate fans of the CPBL, using paint on canvas for over 5 years I have captured baseball worldwide.
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, August 2018
My name is Andy Brown and I am an award-winning British artist. For over half a decade I have travelled the globe with my paints to document baseball: ballparks, stadiums, the players and people who make up the game. So far I have worked in the US (MLB, MiLB, Independent Ball), Korea (KBO), Japan (NPB), Taiwan (CPBL), and China (CBL). In the 2018 season alone I attended 67 games in 4 different countries painting the ballparks and games live, along with the many people who surround it.
Facebook post from China Trust Brothers(CPBL)  showing me painting in Tainan – Over 3,000 Likes
In summer 2019 I am traveling around all 30 MLB ballparks to paint and record these treasured diamonds on canvas, in oils. I feel this is a wonderful opportunity for MLB and the local cities and towns to be captured in this unique way and on this unique journey.
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland A’s. August 2018  
Arnold Field, Sonoma Stompers, July 2018. Taichung Intercontinental Stadium. Michael Nix pitching a ‘No Hitter’ Oil on Canvas, September 2018
At the conclusion of my trip, I am going to be exhibiting my paintings of all 30 ballparks in Cooperstown. In all the ballparks in which I have worked, my paintings – and the process of me actively painting during the game – has always attracted a huge amount of attention, giving enjoyment to the fans, players and all involved. I feel that me working in this same way would give your teams fans a unique family friendly live art show with which they could interact and view in between innings and while the game is in progress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9x5RbUokIk

(Top) Interview on Fox Sports, November 2018. (Below) Filmed painting by Eleven Sports during the Lamigo Monkeys home game at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium, September 2018.
My work has been recognised by news outlets worldwide, with articles written about me in Europe, Asia and the United States of America. I have also appeared on the BBC television and radio, Fox Sports, Eleven Sports, and I have sold my work to galleries, museums, and collectors (including MLB players and fans) across the globe! I have even received recognition from Buckingham Palace and have a question about my artwork in the board game Trivial Pursuit.
With Tony Watson, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who purchased two of my paintings while pitching in the World Series 2017 for the LA Dodgers.
For me to paint in a ballpark, I require very little. All that I need is a space from which to paint approximately 1 x 1 metre in size. This could be anywhere within the stadium, on the concourse, in a press room or box, or on stadium steps. In my vast experience I have worked in all sorts of environments and places to create my original artwork.
 
I have a large social media following on the below media platforms, where you can see more about me and my work:
email: andybrownisanartist@gmail.com
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon, whether you be front office, player or fan of any team, so we can discuss the exciting possibilities of this further.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Andy Brown

 

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Exhibitions and Publications

Toronto Blue Jays: Showcasing some incredible Jays fan art

Filmed during the last game of the CPBL Championship game between the Lamigo Monkeys and Uni President 7-11 Lions. Taiwan.  

Painting Passion – The CPBL

Pregame prep – Taiwan, 2018.

Fox Sports, feature and interview about tour of the CPBL. Taiwan, 2018.  

Interview in the United Evening News, Taiwan, 2018.  

https://twitter.com/andybisanartist/status/1056793907126657024

Today.Line interview. Taiwan, 2018.  

https://uni-watch.com/2018/09/29/painting-baseball-one-ballpark-at-a-time/%20%E2%80%A6

 

 

Artist paints Waterfront Park field during game

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2018/05/28/baseball/japanese-baseball/british-artist-andy-brown-captures-essence-baseball-paintings/#.XGolAc_7S9Y

 

 

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2018/05/28/baseball/japanese-baseball/british-artist-andy-brown-captures-essence-baseball-paintings/#.WwvmalPRDfa

 

 

Spring High School Tournament, Koshien, Osaka

Artist Andy Brown Returns, for Baseball Season

January 2018  Art Dependance

https://www.artdependence.com/articles/a-question-in-trivial-pursuit-which-artist-created-a-portrait-of-queen-elisabeth-ii-using-1-000-teabags-answer-andy-brown/

January 2018 Uni Watch Article on my coverage of the Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Games.

www.uni-watch.com/2018/02/17/painting-drawing-pyeongchang-meet-andy-brown/

Exhibition History

  • Yongsan International Art Show 2016, Yongsan district office, Itaewon. Group show.
  • Glow, Jang Un Sung Gallery, Insadong, Seoul. Group show. 
  • Yongsan International Art Show 2016, Yongsan district office, Itaewon. Group show.
  • Since I Left You, Laheen Gallery, Bangbaedong, Seoul, Korea. Solo exhibition presenting work created over a 5 year period living overseas.
  • Yongsan International Art Show 2016, Yongsan district office, Itaewon. Group show.
  • America, Gallery 39 Chelmsford Essex, UK July 2011. Solo show of etchings made from travels around the US.
  • A Centenary of Collage, Arison Gallery Manchester, January 2009. Tea Bag artwork included as part of collage exhibition.
  • Hulton Lane Heroes, Wally’s Community Centre, Bolton, 2008. Photography exhibition documenting local residents.
  • Raymond Firebrace ‘If you don’t know me by now…’ Arison Gallery, Manchester, 2008. Part of the Chorlton Arts Festival.
  • Dirty Mother, Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, 2008.
  • The Ambassadors, Lounge Bar, Manchester, 2007. Sell out show of paintings and photographs of the customers at Lounge Bar in Manchester.
  • Manor Farm, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Essex, 2003. Solo show of tea paintings.
  • Sefton Open, Southport Art Gallery, 2002.
  • Loughborough School of Art and Design Degree Show, 2002.
  • Arrivals, Custard Factory, Birmingham, 2001. Student organised exhibition.
  • Operation Team Hiker, Loughborough School of Art and Design, 2001.

Publications 

  • BBC television, feature on artwork.
  • BBC radio, interview about artwork.
  • Trivial Pursuit, featured as a question in the worldwide board game.
  • Korea Herald, article about exhibition and artwork.
  • Blipfoto.com, article on Pinhole Photography.
  • Korea Herald, article about artwork.
  • Groove, article about artwork.
  • Royal Wings airline magazine, feature on artwork.
  • The Sun, article about artwork.
  • Sächsische Zeitung (Germany), article about artwork.
  • News of the world, article about artwork.
  • Times Higher, article about artwork.
  • London Metro, article about artwork.
  • Essex Chronicle Go magazine, article about artwork.
  • Magistrates “Make this work” Single cover design, Released on XL Recordings, 2008.
  • Magistrates photo shoot –Various publications including NME, Guardian and other music press.