ABout The artist
Al Sorenson has become one of the pre eminent sports artists on the market today. Painting professionally since the 1990's, Al has spent years practicing and perfecting his technique.
A former college basketball player and art enthusiast, Al has had no formal training. Al has taken his competitive spirit and transferred it into each of his works. Mesmerized by Leroy Neiman paintings as a child, Al has captured the essence of Mr. Neiman but added his own personal touches to create a unique style of impressionism.
Using vivid colors to play on one's senses, while not straying from detail, the individual becomes immersedin a sea of emotion and drawn into the painting itself. Whether a still life or action scene, you feel as if you are a part of each painting.
Besides painting on canvas, Mr. Sorenson’s has created one of kind impressionistic creations on jerseys, balls and helmets which no one in the industry can match. His style is truly unique.
Al's works have been seen throughout the country in a number of galleries, museums, television ads, and dozens of major retail outlets on the internet. His paintings are highly sought after by collectors and professional athletes alike.
Al’s work is nationally published and has been featured in the MLB.com holiday catalog as well as websites for major retailers across the country.
Al has appeared numerous times on FOX sports Chicago with his artwork and was a feature interview on the MLB.com network.
Al was approached to have his artwork appear in two feature films: Money Ball starring Brad Pitt as well as an Adam Sandler production.
His work has been on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
His artwork was selected out of hundreds of entries to be part of an international exhibit at the National Museum of Sport and Art.
His work was also a part of the former Sports Museum of America in New York City.
He created the artwork for the inaugural New York City Open tennis tournament.
Al continues to create one of a kind pieces for SpikeFootball.com, BigtimeBats.com and Hampster Direct Industries.
Al’s paintings have also been featured in a number of different print publications including the Chicago Sun Times, Sports Collectors Digest, and Pro Football Weekly.
Most recently Mr. Sorenson has been working with legendary football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his foundation creating pieces for their various fundraising efforts.
Most recently, Al completed a project for the NHL Alumni Association and Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Borque.
a look into al's work
Above is a glance at how Al creates his unique paintings.