Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This particular piece was conceived well before Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon departed the ball club for other pastures. Mr. Maddon's winning spirit was unceasing, even throughout his mom's battle with cancer did he concentrate and lead his team to victory.
Mr. Maddon sports iconic black-framed glasses, as seen in this graphite portrait, and is noted for community involvement. He encouraged his baseball administration and team to partake in cancer-related events, raising funds and launching a head-shaving tradition (to honor cancer patients enduring chemotherapy).
As a cancer patient myself, I admire his focus and compassion. Thus I was drawn to render Mr. Maddon's portrait.
Here is the depiction of a great man and leader, created in pencil.
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My name is Stephen Owsinski. Residing in Tampa Bay, Florida, I am a professional artist. Albeit currently rendering pieces with graphite pencils, I am also developing skills in woodcarving and glass etching. My first set of "art pencils" (as my mom called them) arrived at age five. A make-shift art studio in our small Brooklyn apartment served as my base where I produced art, from pencil sketches, acrylic paintings, watercolor compositions, and even airbrushed pieces (album cover design was huge back then). I was a student at the High School of Art & Design (located in NYC) where I garnered the fundamentals in artistic creation. Thereafter, I enrolled in the graphic arts/advertising design program at the Center for the Media Arts (NYC). Upon graduation, I was hired by an upstart publishing firm on the upper east side of Manhattan. The firm's relocation brought me to Florida. However, I felt rather stifled in the office-based realm. I opted to further my education and attended college; I studied criminology. After a career in law enforcement and an ongoing bout with cancer resulting in limb loss, my life was redirected. I picked up my pencils and produced portraits of my four children. Here I am, a single dad, generating hyper-realistic pencil portraits. Thank you for visiting my portfolio.