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In light of the tragic events that unfolded on the evening of October 27th at the King Power stadium in the city centre. Jay painted a portrait of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and wanted to give the piece to Leicester City Football Club and Mr Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.
Marco Antonio Barrera commissioned a hand painted boxing glove which will be joining a pair of the fighters match worn shorts and the Mexican’s robe to complete a collection. This will be on show at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.
We met Joe Root at the Belfry Golf Club this week and took the opportunity to show him the original painting which was commissioned by The Root Academy.
This Iconic image captures the moment Joe Root scored his first Century on debut as England Captain against South Africa at Lord’s in July 2017. This original painting on canvas will be auctioned later on this year for a charity event held by The Root Academy.
Joe loved the piece and we hope that later on this year it raises awareness and funds for The Root Academy and its associate charities.
THE WAIT IS OVER! The 'Wildlife Collection' is being launched today at the Pixie Gallery in Wellingborough Northampton. To view Jay's artwork close up visit Neil and his team during July and August as the entire collection will be on show. The original of Angus will also be on display in the Pixie Gallery for a limited time. There are a limited number of 95 prints available of each piece and with many prints already sold by pre order this is a rare opportunity to own an amazing limited edition print from Jays first gallery collection. Limited edition prints can be purchased through our online store, The Pixie Gallery or in several local bespoke framing shops.
Please enquire through our contact us page if you have any questions.
After his amazing win last month IBF World Champion Josh Warrington paid Jay a visit at his home to see in person Jay's amazing painting of the fight. This original painting in acrylic paint on canvas shows both Warrington and Selby in the midst of the bout which saw Warrington crowned as IBF World Champion!
After weeks of the public selecting their favourite image from Joe's test career so far at www.therootacademy.co.uk The winning image that Jay is going to paint has finally been announced.
Image No. 4 of Joe celebrating his first century as captain Vs. South Africa in 2017 at Lord's was the chosen image. Jay is preparing to encapsulate this image on canvas for a charity event Joe will be attending later on this year in September.
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"The art-loving city star and the man who makes him look like a masterpiece".
Excerpt from the Leicester Mercury dated Monday the 7th of May 2018. This article relates to several paintings Jay has had commissioned by Leicester City footballer Yohan Benalouane. Also mentioned are his previous works including the 2016 Premier League winning team portrait of Leicester City and another painting he completed of then Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.
May 5th 2018
Jay will be the official artist for David Haye Vs. Tony Bellew ‘THE REMATCH’ at London O2 arena. Jay was commissioned by Hayemaker Promotions and Matchroom to create a painting to feature on the front cover of the official on site programme.
The Joe Root Academy is currently holding a competition whereby the winner will receive a print of a painting of Joe Root by Jay. This will then be signed by Joe Root himself.
To enter this competition all you have to do is select your favourite image of Joe from 5 highlights of his career so far. The most popular image will be the one which Jay will then go on to paint.
Please click on the image of Joe Root to take you to the next page where there is a link to the competition.
Nigel Benn will be attending the Pixie Gallery in Wellingborough, Northampton for a public signing session. Jay will also be in attendance where he will be displaying a brand new Nigel Benn painting which will be unveiled on the day. A selection of past, present and new artwork by Jay will also be on show.