Newport hosted the America's Cup World Series in summer of 2012. The in-port race was fantastic, with a spectator fleet of 1200 boats in Newport harbor, and racing at top speeds close to viewers on land, at Fort Adams and elsewhere.
The World Series used AC45 catamarans, conceived as a smaller version of the larger AC72 class which was used for the 2013 America's Cup.
This scene is from Fort Adams in Newport, and focuses on eventual AC winning team Oracle. 30" x 40" $9500.00 (unframed).
I was based in Newport, RI, for the summer of 2015, and it was the only stop that year in North America for the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
While I have tended to paint traditional, small sailboats such as the Point Jude 15, designed by my grandfather Edson I. Schock, or the Edgartown harbor based fleet of Herreshoff 12 1/2's, this remarkable event inspired this painting of these super fast, colorful, state of the art sailing machines.
Oli on canvas, 30" x 40", $12,500.00 (unframed).
In 2014, Hunter Hayes emerged as a rising force in the music world, receiving his first grammy nomination, and giving an electric performance of his hit song "Invisible" at the Grammy Awards.
Then, later in the year, Hunter broke the Guiness World Record for most concerts in a 24 hour period, concluding with this performance at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.
Commissioned by a friend of the musician, and gallery owner, this is in the collection of Hunter Hayes.
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