Posts tagged Special Projects
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…)
Award winning artist Hurst is recognized as one of the top sports artists in the country. Widely sought after by corporate and private collectors, his paintings and prints are owned by numerous notable collectors and athletes including Troy Aikman, David Robinson, Bob Lilly, Mary Lou Retton, the Babe Ruth Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Additionally, he has close, long-term working relationships with several organizations. Hurst travels all over the country promoting his work at both art and major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl and MLB All Star games. Hurst’s work has been published extensively in art and sports publications.
AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
Official Artist Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1997 – Present
Official Artist National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2006 – Present
Official Artist Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 – Present
Rodeo Austin (AKA Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo)
Official Artist 2001 – 2010
Chairman Competitive Arts Committee 2011- current
Judge for Competitive Arts 2007-2010
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.
Just finished my first year as chairman of the Competitive Arts Committee for Rodeo Austin. Our final act was to judge and place 140 entrants and have a Q and A with attending students. I’d Like to thank Dalhart Windberg, Sam Yeates, Gilbert Sauceda, Mike Etie, and Will Harris for judging the digital art, photography and traditional art. Thanks to Roger Beasley Audi for sponsoring event and supplying a showcase at the Quattro Gallery.
Update: The CowParade auction was a great success. Over $1,000,000.00 was raised for Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas and Super Hero Kids. Uddercup was one of the cows selected for the live auction and raised over $20,000.00!
Learn more about Robert’s Austin CowParade cow, formally know as the “Texas Holstein of Fame” but affectionately referred to as “Uddercup” by Robert, at the link below.
Maggie Mae’s write up: http://www.maggiemaesaustin.com/site/index.php/about/robert-hurst/hurst-art/
Robert is honored to be the artist for the 2011 Maaco Las Vegas Bowl Hall of Fame inaugural class. John Robinson, USC; Stephen Jackson, Oregon State; Anthony Calvillo, Utah State; and founding father Rossi Ralanlotter are the inductees.