About The Artist
“Robertson is 57 and lives in a hilltop house trailer overlooking the ocean. He’s a slight man with a graying beard and the kind of enthusiastic attitude that glows in the dark; a guy doing exactly what he should be doing. Robertson paints. Not with fancy oils and acrylics on textured canvas but with house paint on those rolls of canvas you put on the floor when you’re redoing the ceiling. It was a question of economics at first. Drop cloths and cans of paint are a lot cheaper than the stuff you buy in art stores. Later it became a choice. He began painting about a dozen years ago in all kinds of styles and sizes, but what he’s become known for are the faces of musicians and writers he puts on 4 1/2-by 6-foot canvases in a techniques vaguely reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s. Faces glow through streaks and lines of color.” –Al Martinez, the LA Times
About The Artwork
Figurative and sports artist John Robertson has created art for Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, Prudential Sports Arena (at the time home of the New Jersey Nets and the New Jersey Devils), the Amway Sports Arena, and various other commercial projects, including movies and television. John Robertson's most recent commercial project was a large-scale painting for the new arena of the Milwaukee Bucks, opened in August 2018. He’s also made art for the MLB Atlanta Braves stadium, SunTrust Park, and the remodel of the NFL Green Bay Packers stadium, opened in July 2017. He has created work for the Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the new San Francisco 49ers stadium. He has also created a number of images for private clients.