MLB Sanctioned Artist Opie Otterstad
Opie Otterstad has stood in the sporting world’s spotlight for many years. He is best known for his ability to paint the spirit of the athletes, the fans, the teams and their victories. This ability comes from something beyond the brush. He is as much a part of the athletic world as those who wear the numbers. Otterstad captures the indescribable through his signature style of painting “the game.”
Throughout his sixteen years as an MLB sanctioned artist, Opie Otterstad has created the World Series celebration paintings for the Chicago Cubs (2016), Kansas City Royals (2015), Boston Red Sox (2004/2007/2013), San Francisco Giants (2010/2012/2014), New York Yankees (2009), Philadelphia Phillies (2008), St. Louis Cardinals (2006/2011), Chicago White Sox (2005), Florida Marlins (2003) and Anaheim Angels (2002), as well as many other of Major League Baseball’s most historic moments.
It’s now 2018 … and Opie has created an amazing collection to celebrate the 2017 Houston Astros historic win. The “hometown” Texas artist is thrilled to premiere this exhibition, and cannot wait to greet his collectors and each and every baseball fan! Opie was front and center throughout the spectacular 2017 season: traveling with the team, celebrating the many wins, and basically being a part of this World Series victory.
“I have been working with sports as my primary subject for the past 20 years. Most of my work has been private commissions from inside the professional sporting community. It has been a great honor and blessing to work as a small part of a world that young kids dream about.”
“I am trying to show the world of sports that art can take some thought without being incomprehensible. With a love of the spirit of the athlete and telling the story of sports in our time, I am trying to show the world of art that sometimes depth of character and thought can be expressed with tangible imagery.” - Opie Otterstad