Artist of the Month, May 2016 — Brent Naughton

Brent Naughton

Brent Naughton

Whether your favorite player is Roberto Clemente, Peyton Manning or Mike Trout, Brent Naughton’s goal is to provide a piece of artwork that celebrates the greatness of the athlete that you hold close to your “tattered jersey-covered” heart. His artwork appeals to the people who watch ESPN on a daily basis, who can recite the starting lineup of their favorite team and folks that take college football so seriously that it ruins the weekend when their team loses. He understands the joy and agony of being a fan.

A native of Cincinnati, Naughton is a life-long Reds fan. As a child, he idolized the graceful play of Dave Concepción and the grittiness of Pete Rose’s hustle. His goal was to someday play for the Reds at Riverfront, but, when his talent peaked in his sophomore year of high school, harsh reality set in, and he resigned himself to capturing the players‘ likenesses artistically instead.

His work is created with acrylic wash and colored pencils. Currently, he resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Michelle Blades, and their two dogs, Chimpanzee and Baboon.