Duluth, MN (04/01/10) – Tim Cortes announced today that he was commissioned to create three murals for the Minnesota Twins to commemorate the professional baseball team’s three World Series appearances. The 36-inch by 72-inch hand-drawn colored pencil murals will be on display in the Champion Club at Target Field. The unveiling will be opening day, April 12, 2010.
The Twins selected Cortes in December of 2009 following a national search. The project took approximately three months for the Duluth native to complete. “I am proud to have been selected to produce the three illustrations commemorating the 1965, 1987, and 1991 World Series appearances,“ said Cortes. “As an athlete, coach, and sports fan, I felt very comfortable working on this project. Collaborating with the Minnesota Twins organization has been great and I appreciate the opportunity to create pieces that will be on display for Twins fans to enjoy for years to come.”
Known for impeccable detail and due to the scale of the illustrations, over 500 colored pencils were required to complete the three murals. They were created on matt board.
One of the nation’s premier photo-realism artists, Tim Cortes uses colored pencil as his preferred medium. Hundreds of his limited edition lithographs have been sold all over the world and his clients are a venerable who’s who of American sports. From Wayne Gretzky to Dale Earnhardt and from Shaquille O’Neal to Troy Aikman, Cortes has been commissioned to create countless commemorative works of art over the last decade. The Cortes Studio is located in Duluth, Minnesota. Phone: 218-525-3383; Email: email@example.com;