"Coach Mike Tomlin"
Created in March, 2010 this print titled, “Coach Tomlin” was the first real “visual biography” I created. With over 63 hours of “hand on” drawing time over a 2 month period, Coach Tomlin was created to be entered into the 2010 Penn Arts Spring Show. It had been over 15 years since I entered an art show, but I am pleased to say that I was awarded the “2010 Terry Fero Creative Expression Award.” Winning this award was so overwhelming and appreciated that it brought tears of joy to my eyes as suddenly I knew “Christopher’s Collages” was very much a reality. When I drew this tribute, I never imagined he would ever see it, but thanks to a friend, of a friend, of a friend, who knows Coach Tomlin–HE SAW IT! She gave it to him and I was told, “he loved it” and spent a lot of time going through all the personal images while laughing, pointing, and smiling. He was also gracious enough to sign one for me, my father, and my father-in-law. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do and thanks Coach Tomlin for all that you do. Look close, do you see what I see?
A video explanation of the "Visual Biography®"
"Personalization" is when Chris HIDES/ADDS names, words, or phrases INSIDE of one of his existing artworks! It looks like part of the original artwork! ($20). Up to 5-words. People rave about "Personalization" at my art shows because it makes the artwork more of an original. It literally ties a person, family, or organization INTO the artwork. They become a part of the overall "Visual Biography®" of the subject. Add your name, or all the family members names, or "Happy Birthday Susan!", or "Congrats Billy, love Mom!"....anything you need to make it special to you.
Matted artwork is ready to display, or gift! If you CHECK "Add a Black Matte" (+$15) then your 8"x10" artwork will arrive already affixed to beautiful 11"x14" Black Matte. Matted artwork also includes a sturdy backing board, all inside a crystal clear sleeve. MATTED ARTWORK IS READY TO DISPLAY OR GIFT! If you choose NOT to "Add a Black Matte", your artwork will arrive as just a print (8"x10"). You will need to purchase and matte your own artwork.
Buy with 100% confidence that your artwork will arrive in perfect condition!!! If ANYTHING happens during the shipping process (even if it's not my fault) I will replace your order 100% free. Rest assured that 99.99% of the artwork arrives unscathed, but if yours would get bent, damaged, etc. .....I will make a quick exchange free of charge. No questions asked!
UNMATTED ARTWORK: Is delivered in a sturdy cardboard mailer, stamped "Do Not Bend" many times.
MATTED ARTWORK: Is delivered in a high quality manilla envelope, stamped "Do Not Bend" many times.
You can download or print the accompanying materials for each "Visual Biography®". There is at least 1 piece of information to accompany each artwork. Sometime more. You'll see I am pretty inconsistent with what I have across different artworks since my marketing strategies have developed and changed over the years. But, at least you will have what I have! Here are the links to the available downloads:
To Print or Download the available information follow the steps below.
- Click Link(s) above. A new window opens.
- Right click on the image, and click "Print" or "Save Link As...".
Ask Chris a questions about this artwork, and get the FAQs going! Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
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