Professional Sports Artist
Professional Sports Artist
Over the past 30 years Tony Harris’ body of work as a professional sports portrait and landscape artist has established him as one the most sought after talents internationally.
Tony has commissions with the NHL, NHLPA, PGA, LPGA and many elite sport agencies. He is under contract with the NHL Players Association to paint the Ted Lindsay Award recipient (League MVP as voted by the players). Tony has also served as the official artist of the RBC Canadian Open.
“My goal as an artist is to capture the true personality of my subject. I played OHL hockey as a goalie and was a QB for Bishop’s University and on some level, I think I have brought that competitiveness to my painting. I love the challenge of creating a lifelike image. I want the work to look as if the subject could literally step off the canvas at any moment and engage the viewer.”– Tony Harris
Painting the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players
In late January of 2017, the National Hockey League, as part of the NHL Centennial celebrations, announced it has commissioned original portraits of each member of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian. The special initiative pays tribute to a century’s worth of record holders, all-time leaders, captains, Stanley Cup champions, and Hockey Hall of Famers, immortalizing the greatest stars from the League’s first 100 years.
“All player portraits will be painted by renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Harris has been specially commissioned by the League to create 100 original portraits. Harris’ work will capture the character and spirit of each player in a one-of-a-kind 11×14 canvas. The oil-based paintings then will be digitized and posted online for fans around the world to experience and share.”
Painting the 100 Greatest NHL Players
The National Hockey League, as part of the NHL Centennial celebrations, announced it has commissioned renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris to paint original portraits of each member of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian. The special initiative pays tribute to a century’s worth of record holders, all-time leaders, captains, Stanley Cup champions, and Hockey Hall of Famers, immortalizing the greatest stars from the League’s first 100 years.
Limited Editions For Sale
- 99 signed and numbered giclee prints on fine art paper
- Image size: 28 x 28″
- Price: $225.00 + tax + shipping.
- 15 signed and numbered giclee on canvas prints
- Image size: 36 x 36″
- Price: $850.00 + tax + shipping.
To purchase please email me at THFineArt.
Mario Lemieux and Tony with the painting commemorating “The Greatest Moment in NHL History” as voted by the fans. Lemieux scored 5 goals 5 different ways in one game.
The NHL Needed 100 Portraits. So Tony Harris Got to Work. By Stephen Smith
NHL gives artist commission of lifetime. By Dave Stubbs
Tony Harris’s year of painting furiously: The Ottawa artist has completed portraits of NHL’s 100 greatest. By Andrew Duffy
Bernie Parent discussing his painting with Tony at the Governor General’s residence, Rideau Hall.
Click for the releases of the NHL 100 by Tony
The CBC’s coverage of Tony (click to view)
Alex Ovechkin poses with his NHL Top 100 painting at the Caps Fan Fest – 09/22/17