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       In This Issue:                                               January 16, 2013

"Alabama Domination"  

Celebrate Alabama's 15th National Championship

with Alabama Sports Art by Rick Rush


NothingButWinners "Nothing But Winners"   

18"x27" Limited Edition Canvas Giclee

                                           Standard Number #34
$495 unframed
"Crimson Dominance" 
Alabama's 14th National Championship 
18"x27" Limited Edition Canvas Giclee 
Artist Proof #3  $700 unframed
Standard Number #30  $550 unframed

"Crimson Dynasty" 
Alabama's 15th National Championship  
Available in April 
Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas
Contact the Gallery for Details 


Why Own Rick Rush Sports Art?
-Rick Rush sports art is very collectible.  Rick was Sports Artist of the Year in 2001 and is an extremely accomplished and well recognized artist in the sports art genre.  He has been painting sports art for over 40 years and has painted all sports from football to Americas Cup racing.

-Rick publishes his art in small editions which make them very collectible.  You won't find Mr. Rush with limited editions in the thousands.

-Rick paints in a unique style, merging realism with abstraction, which immediately sets his art apart from all other artists

-Mr. Rush's art is published not only on paper, but also on a stretched canvas, using the giclee process.  This gives his art a higher perceived value and life.

-Rick Rush is the 'Official' University of Alabama sports artist as well as a University of Alabama graduate

-Rick Rush's art has been commissioned by Presidents, Professional and College teams, top financiers and entertainers.

Rick Rush Biography:

The essence of sports is a fleeting moment of intense exuberance--life at its most exhilarating. At its best, sports art acknowledges yet counteracts life's brevity by allowing the viewer to savor the intensity of a moment in motion. Artist Rick Rush is a master of the Sports Art genre.

Rick Rush has been appropriately called America's Sports Artist. And, indeed, the title is well earned. Through his masterful interpretation and rich, evocative use of color, Rush is able to preserve some of sports' most stellar transitory moments as enduring commemorative testaments to the magnificence of both the exciting sports events and their incomparable athletes.


Mr. Rush goes beyond the mere visual portrayal of an event to capture the actual spirit of each particular occasion. This remarkable ability has moved well-known novelist and poet James Dickey, to assert that, "Rick is able to render the explosive essence of an action with more feeling of its reality than any numbers of actually moving images, such as those made possible by film, could do." In fact, the word "spiritual" has been used by more than one critic in appreciation of the way Rush captures the very nature of the sports and the soul of the sportsman. The moments he preserves are not frozen in the nostalgic stillness of the past, but breathe with a life of their own. To accomplish the amazing feat, Rush strips his subjects of all pretense and artifice to expose a central nerve of authenticity universal in its poignancy and scope.

Realism merges with abstraction in Rick Rush's work: the graphic blends with the ideal to form works singular in spirit--canvases that could only be created by one totally submerged in his subject and his art. That one of his early influences was the Impressionists can readily be detected. The subtly striking interplay and weaving of light found in his art is no mere coincidence. Mr. Rush's masterful grasp of his craft allows him to take enormous emotional risks in presenting his views. Perhaps, though, Rush can best be described as combining, in his own inimitable way, the free spirited exuberance of LeRoy Neiman with the more traditional realism of Winslow Homer. His vision is all encompassing and the range of his interpretations is brilliantly eclectic. Upon viewing his work, one is struck with equal force by his acute attentiveness to minutiae and his brave and far reaching breadth of vision.


He began painting professionally in 1975 and, since that time, Rick Rush has gained increasing international recognition. The impressive and diverse register of those who commission and own his work includes: two United States presidents, top financiers and entertainers, and many of America's best known sports stars. In addition, Mr. Rush's art can be found in the collections of The All England Club (Wimbledon), and many public museums and collections.


"Today's winners are tomorrow's losers; today's losers are tomorrow's champions. Athletes in the winners circle experience this brevity, as we all do in life," says Rick Rush. With a finely discerning eye and powerful artistic style, Rick Rush creates stunning canvases that insist we step in and experience some of sports' greatest dramas.


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Insky's Thomas Kinkade Gallery