Jim Elder Good Sport Fund – Home Plate Heroes 2014
Auction Ends: May 7, 2014 11:00 PM CDT

Art

GAME TIME by Mike Gaines

Item Number
149
Sold
$130 USD to Live Event Bidder
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Ray Winder Field, the home of the Arkansas Travelers for decades, is brought to life by the mosaic-like painting of Mike Gaines.

Influenced early on by Victor Vasarely, Mike’s work evolved through the years from geometric abstracts to more traditional watercolor landscapes and portraits. In the past several years: however, he has continually returned to lifelong fascination with pointillism. That, coupled with an admiration for the grid-work portraiture of Chuck Close, has inspired Mike’s recent works involving mosaic-like representations on canvas and paper, often incorporating distressed and aged elements.

Item Special Note


Self-taught, Mike has been painting for over 30 years-primarily watercolor and acrylics. His work is in private and corporate collections throughout the country-from Washington, D.C. to Beverly Hills. In 2006, one of Mike’s clay sculptures was featured in an episode of the NBC series Kidnapped.


Mike Gaines, an Arkansas native, he spent several years in the Washington, D.C. area as a member of the Clinton Administration- serving as President Clinton's Chair of the United States Parole Commission. This followed over 15 years in various Arkansas positions, including working on the staffs of Governors Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, and Bill Clinton.