Saturday, July 8, 2017

Coach Sid Lansberry 2017

Coach Sid Lansberry Drawing
My good friend Coach and Author Jeff Potter recently commissioned me to do a drawing of another friend of his Coach Sid Lansberry. Coach Sid is the Baseball Coach for the Clearfield Bison High School team in Clearfield PA. I had already started the drawing and Coach Potter contacted me and told me that Coach Sid was very close to 600 wins in his coaching career. I started thinking about the composition of the drawing, and how to incorporate the information about his 600th win into the drawing when that happened. I came up with the ball and engraved bat idea. On May 17, 2017 Coach Sid got his 600th win, and I finished the drawing. 
CONGRATS to Coach Sid, and Thank You to Coach Jeff for always supporting my artwork, and mentoring me in the wonderful game of Baseball. 

Jeff Potters books, "What happened to Baseball" and "Saving Baseball" can be found on Amazon.com
You can also learn more about the Potter Baseball Lifestyle and his Summer Baseball tours for 13-15 year old boys on www.jeffpotterbaseball.com
Coach Potter and Coach Lansberry with my drawing
On July 6th, Coach Potter visited Clearfield Pa. with his Summer Potter Baseball Tour and presented Coach Lansberry with his gift.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Washington Capitals Practice May 5,2017

 Autographed Braden Holtby Drawing
Despite being down 3 games to 1 in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, on May 5, Jacob skipped a day of school and we went to Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington Va. to see the Caps practice. 
 Braden Holtby with  Jacob, My Pop Graham, and myself (Photo by Caps Heather)
After practice, we waited in the designated area for fans to see the players to exit the locker room. I had my Braden Holtby drawing with me. When he came out, he spent time with every person that was there and signed autographs and posed for pictures. 
 Braden Holtby with me after signing my drawing
 Jacob with  4 Taylor Chorney
Defense-man Taylor Chorney was the first out of the locker room, and signed Jacobs helmet for him.
19 Nicklas Backstom
43 Tom Wilson
14 Justin Williams
8 Alex Ovechkin
8 Alex Ovechkin speaking to the media
Braden Holtby

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adam Jones 2- 2017


 Adam Jones Drawing
Adam Jones is the Center Fielder for the Baltimore Orioles. Everyone knows that I bleed Black and Orange unless my guys put on the Red White and Blue to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Adam did just that. As of this posting, they are in the Semi-Finals in Los Angeles.

Louis Rogers 2- 2017

Louise Rogers Drawing
This is the second drawing that I have done of Louise. She is a professional Body Builder from England who completes in the Pro Figure division. I did this drawing just before she left for Australia to complete in the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Christian 2017

Christian Drawing 2017
Christian is the Son of my best friend Alberto. Christian and my youngest Son Jacob played baseball together a couple years ago. Alberto and I coached the team. Alberto also coaches Navy Youth Hockey who Christian is playing for this season. This drawing is 11x14, and the hockey puck is actual size (1"x3")
Alberto and Christian and I

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aly Raisman 2016

Aly Raisman Drawing
"Aly" is a two time Olympian. She was on the "Fierce Five" in London in 2012, and on the "Final Five" at this years 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Boxers Arm 2016

 Boxers Arm Drawing 12x30
Restored double matte and frame
The 12x30 drawing was a commission. The origonal print and frame and double matte had gotten wet in a basement. My client wanted me to redraw the image, and re-matte and frame it. I actually cleaned the mattes and frame and reused them after redrawing the image.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Aaron Grzymkowski 2016

 Aaron Grzymkowski Drawing
 Me with Aaron and Joshua
Joshua with Nick Markakis and Aaron Sept.2010
Everyone that knows me, is aware that coaching Youth Baseball is one of my passions. This Spring will be my tenth season. This year, the first boys that I coached, are graduating from Kent Island High School. Among them are Aaron and my son Joshua. At this point I have coached a couple hundred boys. I have often spoken to Joshua and wondered if any of them would ever go on to play Baseball or another sport after High School.
Aaron Grzymkowski just became the first, however not for Baseball. In addition to Youth Baseball, Aarons first love has always been Football. This week Aaron, who had been recruited by, committed to play ball for Towson University here in Maryland. 
I am so excited for him, and his family. I applaud the work ethic that he has had for so many years to achieve the honor of playing college ball. As Joshua said to Aaron, "The grind has paid off, you earned this!" I couldn't agree more and am proud to have had him call me Coach!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Braden Holtby 2016

 Braden Holtby Drawing
 Jan. 17,2016
Jan. 17,2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Charlie Hustle 2015

Charlie Hustle Drawing
One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Pete Rose will probably never be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His record 4256 base hits will probably never be broken, and he still holds 17 MLB records.
As a youth Baseball coach for many years, I wish all my players would play the game like Pete.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Blogsite for my Equine Art




Proud of my Drawings and Photos of  Horses and Photos from the tracks that I have visited. I have been building a new Blog Site. www.bardsleyequineart.blogspot.com

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bobby Thomson and Willie Mays 2015

 Bobby Thomson and Willie Mays Drawing 


Recently I went to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY with my Father and my two sons. This drawing  and story, were inspired by that trip, and they are both for my Pop.

Cooperstown

As I walked around the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the town of Cooperstown NY., I could see that this place has a magical effect. I watched one young boy as he looked for his heroes, and looked for souvenirs from them. He knew his baseball history, and spoke of players and games he had seen. As he stood before the plaque of Willie Mays, he told the other boys that "Willie had made him a baseball fan." He told them about Willie and "The Catch", and he told them about Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants, and the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in the 1951 National League pennant race against the Brooklyn Dodgers, "The Giants win the pennant, the Giants win the pennant" he said.
Later in one of the memorabilia shops, he found a Mays autographed baseball. Disappointed, he knew it was too much money, and handed it back to the man at the counter. In another shop however, he did find a Thomson signed ball that he would buy. For the first time ever, he possessed a baseball treasure that he had wanted for many years.
That little boy was my Pop, and the other little boys were me and my two sons. He is 76 now, I am 50, and the boys are 16 and 11. For just a couple days though, Cooperstown NY. had turned us all into little boys again. Discovering and loving the amazing game of  baseball together.
 MAGICAL!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Miesha Tate 2015

Miesha Tate Drawing THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Miesha nicknamed Cup Cake, is an MMA Fighter. She is currently the No.1 ranked in the UFC bantanweight division. Her MMA record is 17 wins with only 5 losses. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Novak Djokovic 2015

Novak Jokavic Drawing
I am not a tennis fan. I rarely watch tennis. Over the years however, I have watched matches, and have an understanding of the game. This past Sunday night I turned on the television to watch the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball featuring my Baltimore Orioles. Due to a three hour rain delay, ESPN was still broadcasting the US Open Finals featuring Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. I dont think I have ever enjoyed watching tennis as much!
Novak won in four sets, claiming his tenth Grand Slam Singles Title. He is currently ranked No.1 in the world (164 weeks), while Roger Federer is considered by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. Roger has won 17 Grand Slam Titles.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Manny Machado 2015

Manny Machado Drawing
Manny is the starting Third Baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Manny was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft. Now at the age of 23, he has already been to two All Star games and won the 2013 AL Gold Glove Award for third base, as well as the 2013 AL Platinum Glove Award given to the best defensive player at any position, 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jeff Gordon 2015

Jeff Gordon Drawing
Jeff Gordon is in his final year as a NASCAR racing driver. He is a four time Cup Champion. 

Chyna 2015

Chyna Drawing
Chyna (Born Joan Laurer) if a former professional wrestler. Chyna (knicknamed the Ninth Wonder of the World), rose to prominence in the WWF in 1997. She is considered the most dominant female wrestler of all time. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Steve Eells 2 2015

Steve Eells Drawing
This was the second commission drawing of Steve that I have done. This pose was from the 2015 NPC  Maryland State & East Coast Classic. Steve placed third in the Light Heavyweight Division. 


Sunday, July 26, 2015

UPRiSE Music Festival Poster 2015


UPRiSE Music Festival Poster
UPRiSE Poster Drawing with Performer Tattoo Names
UPRiSE Poster Drawing with no GRAPHICS
In May, my son Joshua Founded UPRiSE Productions, a collective of up and coming young musicians and song writers. They held the UPRiSE festival on May 9,2015. Joshua asked me to do the Festival  Poster.  This is what I came up with. A body builder upper body with the performers names on the torso as tattoo names. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza 2015

American Pharoah and Vicor Espinoza Drawiing
On Saturday June 6,2015 American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes the third leg of the Triple Crown. Over the previous 5 weeks he had won the Kentucky Derby; and the Preakness, the first two legs. American Pharoah ended a 37 year drought becoming the 12th winner of the Triple Crown. The Jockey Victor Espinoza won the Triple Crown on his third attempt, winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness twice before on the same horse, only to lose in the Belmont Stakes. The last Triple Crown Winner was Affirmed in 1978. American Pharoah is owned by Zayat Stables, and was trained by Bob Baffert. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Caleb Joseph 2015

Caleb Joseph Drawing
Caleb is the starting catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Caleb was drafted by the Orioles in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. After playing for the Bowie Baysox (AA) and Norfolk Tides (AAA), Caleb was moved up the the majors in 2014 when Matt Wieters had season ending surgery.On August 9, Caleb hit a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals to become the first Oriole Catcher ever to Homer in 5 consecutive games.

Chris "Crush" Davis 2015

 
My Chris Davis Drawing
My Son Jacobs Chris Davis Drawing
Chris is the first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Chris played for the Texas Rangers from 2008-2011. Nicknamed Crush because of his power, Chris lead the American League in Home Runs in 2013.He also lead the AL in RBI's, as well as being named an Allstar that season.

The Drawing on the bottom was done by my 10 year old son Jacob.