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). Last year 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
This summer 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.
(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:
I look forward to hearing from you soon, so we can discuss the exciting possibilities of this further.