I have had the privilege to paint art for another NFL football stadium, Lambeau Field, the stadium for the Green Bay Packers, one of the oldest franchises in the NFL. Eight of my paintings in their permanent art collection adorn different sections of the suites and club levels of Lambeau Field in
I feel it is a great honor to be able to create work that celebrates the culture and history of Lambeau Field, one of the great stadiums to watch a football game in. Using canvas, acrylic and other materials such as maps and old newsprint with the images I painted specific players along with a series of old football posters. I was given great freedom to paint what I wanted. As my favorite era of the Green Bay Packers was the sixties I created half of the paintings from that period.
Why I am a fan of Green Bay Packers
The reason I am such a fan of the Packers is that during the sixties I had a good friend whose family was from
. We spent a couple of weeks in Green Bay, Wisconsin Green Bay, and went to
their practice field every day. What was
so great about those days was that one could sit on the practice field, on the
bench, with the players and actually talk with them. Can you imagine sitting next to your football
idols? My favorite of all times was Ray
Nitschke the absolutely best linebacker off all time. Yup. Sat next to him and
talked. Fuzzy Thurston, the great
lineman, Jim Taylor, Paul W. Horning, (the golden boy) Jerry Kramer, etc.
Original paintings are featured in several areas on Lambeau Field's Associated Bank Club Level. It includes rarely seen historical photographs provided by the Press-Gazette and art obtained from nineteen artists through the sports consulting firm, Sports & The Arts.
The sports art by sports artist John Robertson is of JimTaylor, running back is six feet by eight feet, acrylic on canvas.