Brian Fox has been recognized not only for his distinctive painting style, but also his ability to capture the essence of his subjects- the world's greatest legends and icons. Through incredible draftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, Fox breathes life and energy into his canvases. The compositions are dynamic. The artist juxtaposes aesthetics with fundamental qualities, resulting in a finished product that radiates the very energy found in his subjects. In this respect, Fox is able to simultaneously paint a contemplative portrait and an action-filled moment.
For instance in Follow Through, Fox pinpoints the exact moment before Curt Schilling releases a fast ball, an instance of the purest kinetic and potential energy; however the way in which Brian Fox paints, the viewer is able to identify thus subjectively understanding, the very being of the pitcher. Brian Fox has specialized in painting the world's greatest legends. This includes the late Jackie Robinson, Stone's Keith Richards, Olympian Michael Phelps, actor Johnny Depp, singer Ray Charles and exciting new show portraits of UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre and the Fighter Micky Ward.
Most recently Fox paid tribute to legendary boxer Micky Ward in Ward Vs.Gatti 1 glorifying the historic 1st fight of the famous Gatti-Ward trilogy. In this painting, the artist is able to capture the critical moment during Round 4 when Ward overpowers his opponent, weakening Gatti hence artfully boxing towards victory. Years later Arturo Gatti famously quipped that he was impressed by Ward's tenacity saying "I used to wonder what would happen if I fought my twin. Now I know".
Boston's Newbury Fine Arts gallery hosted a one-man show for New Englander, Brian Fox in March 2011. The exhibit included an unveiling of the original canvas Ward VS Gatti 1 in a VIP reception honoring both the artist Brian Fox and his inspiration Micky Ward. As a matter of fact, Mayor Thomas Menino proclaimed March 29, 2011 to be Micky Ward Day in the city of Boston.
Other show masterpieces included Ray Allen NBA. Fox captures a transfixed and focused Allen as the Celtic guard prepares to eclipse Reggie Miller's NBA record of 2560 career 3 pointers. Ray Allen now holds the record for the most 3 pointers made in the NBA. Allen was so pleased with Fox's painted image of him that he signed it in silver ink parallel to the basketball. The silver signature, along with Allen's green Celtic 20, is dramatically contrasted with Fox's monochromatic palette.
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Foxwoods Resort & Casino
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
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George St. Pierre (MMA Champion)
Georges St. Pierre
Larry Lucchino- CEO of Boston Red Sox
Oz Scott- Director of C.S.I. NY
George Horowitz, President Everlast Worldwide Inc.
Bill Casner, CEO WinStar Farms
Fox News (NYC): FOX Fight Game- June 25, 2009
The FIGHT Network- June 24, 2009
NESN: The Ultimate Red Sox Show- June 6, 2009
WBZ Radio- June 2, 2009
WPRI Providence CBS 12- April 24, 2009
Boston Herald- April 6, 2009
Fox25 Boston- March 30, 2009
Sports Collectors Daily- March 30, 2009
Boston Globe- March 24, 2009
Providence Journal- March 27, 2009
Boston Globe- January 28, 2009
WBZ Boston- August 11, 2008
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Brian Fox was selected as the official commemorative artist for Major League Baseball's 2007, 2008 and 2009 All Star Games, as well as the artist for the 2007 World Series.
Recently NHL enterprises chose Fox's art to be used for the celebration of the 2010 NHL Winter Classic. The images adorned the commemorative event program cover. The programs are now considered collectables.
He has teamed up with numerous famous athletes over the years to raise money for their favorite charitable organizations. In the past year alone, Brian has partnered with Curt Schilling, Josh Becket, Major League Baseball Players Association, Rachel Robinson and others to produce unique oil paintings that have raised substantial monies for their charities, including the ALS Association, Major League Baseball Players Trust, Josh Becket Foundation, Providence College and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. In doing so, he has made a significant impression on both the athletes and their families. Most notably are the heartfelt words of Rachel Robinson.
"Brian Fox created a superb painting of my late husband Jackie Robinson. The likeness is exact and beautiful."
Brian recently painted Olympic swimmer and world record-holder Michael Phelps. Fox painted a total of eight portraits, commemorating eight Gold Medals, and autographed by Phelps. Although all of the original paintings were purchased by a private collector, two of the images are available as limited edition fine art prints.
Additionally, Fox was selected by Disney as one of a few outside artists to create original art for their galleries in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Brian graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts.
"Every time I've seen Brian's art I find it captures the event perfectly. He has a great touch and I'd hire him for my daughters' school pictures but we're already locked in with those awful pictures that are taken with bad lighting and have clouds in the background. I'm dealing with it. But as for Brian, his creations are first rate." –Kenny Mayne, ESPN
"I love this painting. I'm a good guy, and when I fight, I am another guy. Brian's work shows that to me. He is a master on his canvas, and I am a master on mine. I hope my fans love it as much as I do." –Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion.
"It's a true pleasure working with Brian. I love his work and passion for both his art and baseball." –Evan Kaplan, MLB Players Association
"Mr. Fox is a truly talented artist and TOPPS is very fortunate to have him in its sketch artist lineup." – Clay Luraschi, TOPPS, Inc., Director of Product Development
"Brian is the true champion of sports art. He has a keen ability to bring out the drama of baseball and capture me and others during key moments in a game. Brian's artistic genius is matched only by his generosity. How many artists are willing to donate some of their best works to charity? The ALS Foundation and SHADE Foundation have benefitted greatly form Brian's donated paintings, which are often the cornerstones of our charity auctions." –Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox
"Brian truly made the 2009 Major League Baseball All Star Game at Yankee Stadium a spectacular memory for me. It was humbling to be included in Brian's All-Star painting with such excellent players as Derek Jeter and Manny Ramirez. It is an honor for me to see and own Brian's beautiful work of art." – Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
"We have carried Brian's work in our art galleries for years and have been very pleased with our success in selling original art. Brian has provided us incredibly creative images featuring both the Disney characters, Pirates of the Caribbean and wildlife. His unique art style separates Brian's work from our other artists and enhances the options our collectors have when choosing their art." –Aaron Babcock, Disney
"Brian Fox is a gifted artist. His painting entitled "Legends Forever" depicting three of the greatest players in Providence College Friar History is a masterpiece. It is hung proudly in my office where it received many accolades." –Robert Driscoll, Providence College Athletics Director
"Brian's art captures the energy, essence and realism of his subject. He's quite simply, the finest portrait artists I have ever seen." –Patrick Norton, President, Narrows Center for the Arts
"To be good at one's desire, you must be passionate about it. Brian's passionate about it. Brian's passion is truly evident in the extraordinary equine paintings he produces. We always welcome Brian to paint live at Saratoga and capture the raw power of horse racing. Brian is one of the most sought after sports artists because of his God-given ability to accurately capture the moment, as well as the emotion." –Michael Dickinson, Owner of Siros Restaurant, Saratoga, NY
"Amazing work!" –Josh Beckett, Boston Red Sox