This spirited drawing is rendered by hand and signed by the artist, capturing the Cincinnati Reds after a big win. Payne, a Cincinnati native, captures the emotional celebration from Sept. 28, 2010 when Jay Bruce's walk-off home run clinched the 2010 National League Central Division title for the Reds. The image features caricatures of Reds players Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Bronson Arroyo, Jonny Gomes, Scott Rolen, manager Dusty Baker and others. The work comes with a key to identify each of the figures in the piece.
(American, 1956 - )
C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine, MAD Magazine, der Spiegel, U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, Texas Monthly, Boys Life and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers. He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, written by John Lithgow.
His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design and numerous college and university galleries.