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Shawn Voelker, 38, of Edgewood, Ky. works on his portrait of Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto

Shawn Voelker, 38, of Edgewood, Ky. works on his portrait of Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Photo: Greg Lynch/Journal News


So you met various Reds at the zoo, CitiRama, the animal shelter and the field dedication in O’Bryonville, got Davey to sign something at the mall, got Sabo at Kroger, headed to the Reds Hall of Fame for Joe Oliver … and you’re wondering what’s next?

Local artist Shawn Voelker will finish his portrait of Joey Votto at the Fairfield Fine Arts Fair on Saturday (June 19) at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

It sounds really cool actually. Some details from journal-news.com:

It will use a unique painting style he created using an acrylic paint and prismatic foil.

“The foil actually changes colors with a change in lighting or movement from the viewer,” Voelker said. “I have some really bright vibrant colors going on, and that mixed with the foil it just creates a huge, energetic action, fast-paced piece.”

About 90 percent of the three-foot by four-foot Votto painting will be done before the fair since Voelker said it will take more than 30 hours to create.

The Votto piece will be on display at the Fairfield Community Arts Center for a month to six weeks before it will be auctioned. The benefactor of the proceeds has yet to be determined.

Also of interest: Phil Nuxhall, Joe’s eldest son, will be at the Fairfield Fine Arts Fair signing his new book, “Beauty in the Grove.”

2 Comments

  1. JTNo Gravatar

    As a wannabe artist, this is really cool. I hope to start painting more in a couple of months when I have some free time.

  2. mikeNo Gravatar

    Ludlow-Pride!

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