This is artist Robert Hurst’ News Blog where you will find news and other other items of interest including a personal Costa Rica condo for rent. To go directly to Robert’s Web site click here.
If you’re a Heisman fan and/or collector – as I am – then check out my new Heisman Trophy Winners category. Here you will find my collection of artwork, both prints and paintings, featuring Heisman Trophy winners. I try to add one or two new paintings and/or prints featuring Heisman Trophy winners to the collection each year. When possible, I’ll get the artwork signed by the subject. Below is a listing of the prints I have available with a brief description and link to the artwork. Click the links go to my website for more information about each piece and to view and order from the Heisman Trophy Winners Collection.
Also, I have available a 24″ x 36″ Heisman Trophy painting autographed by 26 Heisman Trophy winners. (I have another painting with 40 or so autographs, but sorry folks hanging onto that one for my private collection.) For more information about the available painting and to view it go to my website. As always, if you have any questions just contact us.
Robert Hurst has been the Official Artist to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame since 1997. Each year limited edition prints are made from paintings Robert creates to honor the Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The paintings and prints are signed by the inductees and sold by Robert. This is a fund raising project for the museum. Additionally, each inductee is presented with a limited edition print or canvas giclee of the artwork by Robert at the annual Texas Sports Hall of Fame Banquet held at the museum in Waco, Texas. The public has an opportunity to purchase the artwork at the banquet and from Robert through his website or at one of his shows. This year the banquet will take place on February 18th. Below is more information about this year’s artwork and event
About the 2012 inductee artwork:
Original paintings of some of the 2012 inductees are still available. With the purchase of any of the official Texas Sports Hall of Fame paintings you will receive two tickets to the February 18th TSHOF banquet and reception in Waco, Texas. This is a great opportunity to attend this sold out event and mingle with 2012 inductees and many past inductees. The 2012 class includes New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, former Dallas Cowboys RB Walt Garrison, former Milwaukee Braves 3B Eddie Mathews, former Lubbock Monterey HS baseball coach Bobby Moegle, former San Antonio HS & NBA basketball champion Shaquille O’Neal, former UT softball pitcher Catherine “Cat” Osterman, and UT Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams
Note: A select number of autographed paintings of past year inductees are also available. Contact us for more information
Pre-order the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Series 2012 Autographed Prints and receive a 15% discount for a limited time. Click on the links below for more information and to order
Drew Brees autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Brees
Walt Garrison autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Garrison
Eddie Mathews limited edition fine art print
Bobby Moegle autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Moegle
Shaquille O’Neal autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Shaq
Catherine “Cat” Osterman autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Osterman
Ricky Williams autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Williams (more…)
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The recent passing of two of its sports greats, Coach Darrell Royal on November 6, 2012 and All-American Point Guard Slater Martin on October18, 2012 saddened the University of Texas sports community. In my role and through my connections as artist for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame I had the good fortune to meet and get to know both men over the years. I will cherish those times and memories.
Coach Royal’s career as the Longhorn football coach (1957–1976) is widely known. He was much beloved for both his contribution to the university and his charitable outreach.
I had the opportunity to visit Coach Royal at his house and to spend time with him on the golf course. During visits to Coach’s home I perused the personal photo albums his wife Edith put together chronicling Coach Royal’s amazing career. Here’s one of my favorite Coach Royal golf course quotes: In response to an errant tee shot that went deep into the woods. Coach Royal sidled up to the duffer and said, “You could wrap that ball in bacon and Lassie would never find it”.
Both Coach and his wife were active in the community. Edith is a big supporter of Austin Recovery and Coach Royal was a supporter and fan of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The two limited edition prints I have of Coach benefit these organizations. A portion of the proceeds for the Darrell Royal – TSHOF limited edition print goes to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Austin Recovery benefits from the Darrell Royal Stampede limited edition print. (more…)
Detroit homicide detective Jacob Miller has been accused of many things, but being smart isn’t one of them. The murder of drug-dealer Willy is proof enough of that, but not covering it up is even worse. So why would he think that stealing a fellow inmate’s hidden fortune is any smarter, especially when an ex-mafia family head is after the same thing?
But even the stupidest people have occasional flashes of brilliance, and Jacob is no exception. After being released from prison and moving to sunny Costa Rica, he solves an international murder mystery involving the usual suspects: love, lust and loot. Despite that mildly brainiac feather in his cap, he still has to deal with the beef between him, his fellow inmate and the mob boss…and the violent fallout that ensues.
Pura Vida is a globetrotting story of murder, mystery, suspense and revenge—and a great way to get your mind off a five-hour airport delay.
Nothing excites like the sights and sounds of Formula One (AKA F1) racing, and our little town of Austin, Texas has placed itself on the world map by hosting the Circuit of the Americas this upcoming November.
My wife Pam and I were in Valencia, Spain July 2011 when Formula One descended on that city. I already had an interest in capturing F1 on canvas before that trip. My experience in Valencia just reinforced my resolve. These four paintings are the first in the F1 series. Rather than portray the sport with photo-realism, I’m looking to capture the FEEL and COLOR of this International spectacle. I hope you enjoy!
Go to Formula One Series by Robert Hurst to view the artwork and for more information.
Contact us for pricing and availability.
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