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Art of Golf at the Ritz Hotel - outfit your golf facility in style.

 

Recently, two oversized prints were selected for inclusion in the lobby of the Ritz hotel in Naples, Florida, and five of his works were installed at the Dreamland golf facility in Azerbaijan. In addition, his work has been exhibited at high-profile events at the Desert Golf and Travel Show in Palm Springs, Calif.; at the Harmony Institute Golf Invitational in Harmony, Fla.; at the Essex Country Club in Manchester, Mass., and at the Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.   

 

His works are also in private collections in Toorak, Victoria-Australia; New London, Ontario; Guanajuato, Mexico and Irapuatu, Mexico, and in cities across the Unites States, including Chicago, New York, California and more.

See the full 2016 collection here. 

5 Prints Ship Overseas

5 Prints Ship Overseas to Azerbaijan

We were thrilled to hear from Dreamland Golf Club in Azerbaijan this summer and learn that they were interested in Art of Golf for their club house. We were even more excited when we were commissioned to create 5 oversized prints and shipped them half way around the world to grace the walls of this golf resort. Learn more at: http://www.dreamlandgolfclub.com/

Coming April 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Art of Golf will be featured at the new invitational show titled "Go Figure" at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, Maine.  Please join us for a reception on April 4th from 5 - 7pm, or visit the gallery any time during the month of April to view our paintings.   Visit Greenhut Galleries for more information. 

Featured in Golf Digest

Art of Golf was featured in Golf Digest magazine. Click here to view the online article.


Steve Sunenblick was a lawyer by trade and an aspiring artist, who, unbeknownst to most of those around him, attended the Maine College of Art from 1978 to 1984. "It was sort of the best kept secret in the community," he said. "Not many people knew I was doing it."

He also went away for a month every year to an art colony, the Vermont Studio Center in the foothills of the Green Mountains. "I thought I'd like to transition into doing this (art) full time," he said. "I had the skills, but probably didn't utilize them as much as I'd have liked while working."

Sunenblick, meanwhile, also was an avid golfer, who today has a handicap index of 9.0 at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth, Maine. He also plays at the Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. "I've been playing in the same foursomes for the better part of 20 years," he said.

Eventually, he made the transition to full-time artist and combined his passions, painting and golf, into a business, the Art of Golf, featuring "modern art for the golf enthusiast." Shown above is "Swing Elegance #1" from his newest collection.

His pieces, he said, "primariily came from the camaraderie of the guys I play with, all the laughing and jousting about and having a grand old good time. Of course, I also spend a lot of time on the range. I have a collection of buddies, fellow range rats, giving each other tips and pointers. Most of the paintings I think have a little sense of whimsy and humor. "

Sunenblick maintains studios in Portland, Maine, and San Miguel, Mexico, north of Mexico City, the latter a winter destination, where he plays a Nick Faldo-designed course, Ventanas San Miguel Golf and Resort.

Giclee prints of his work are available for $150.

-- John Strege

 


AOG featured in Troon Golf & Travel

Featured in their Holiday Gift Guide with a full page article highlighting Sunenblick's work. Click here to view the article.

Art of Golf featured on Golf.com

Let the Big Dog Hunt is featured in The Art of Golf photo gallery. Click here to see us on Golf.com

Featured in Colorado Avid Golfer

They write: "Instead of populating your walls with another lifeless golf landscape, why not capture the emotion of the game we love?" Click here to view the digital magazine. Look for Art of Golf on Page 40.

AOG featured in Tee To Green!

Steve Sunenblick expresses his views of the game of golf in a fascinating way. An award-winning artist with studios in Portland, Maine, and San Miguel, Mexico, Sunenblick is an avid, nine-handicap golfer. Like the writer who writes what he knows, he paints what he knows....in this case, golf. Read full article...

Thank you Dave Donelson!

 


Steve Sunenblick Featured in the Portland Press Herald

Thank you Portland Press Herald for the wonderful feature article "Stephen Sunenblick TEES IT UP"
 

"The idea probably first occurred to Stephen Sunenblick back in the late 1990s. He was bound for a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center to immerse himself in his painting, with no distractions.

But before he went to Vermont, he got together with a bunch of his buddies for a golf vacation in Rangeley.

As Sunenblick remembers it, they hit balls long and straight for several days and reveled in the camaraderie of men at play without a care in the world aside from their golf scores.

As his buddies returned to their workaday lives, Sunenblick -- then a practicing Portland lawyer -- sauntered over to Vermont for his art residency. Almost certainly, during those long and satisfying weeks in the studio, his mind wandered back to the lush fairways and forgiving greens."  Read the full article- Click Here
 




New Website and 2011 Desert Golf and Travel Show

Greetings my fellow golf enthusiasts and modern art connoisseurs!

I wanted to take a brief moment from the studio in Mexico and welcome you to Art of Golf's new website.

I've updated the collections to include a portion of my most recent pieces and streamlined the navigation to make it easier to view and shop all of the galleries.

In addition to the new website and paintings, I also wanted to let you know that the Art Of Golf team will be in Palm Springs, CA for the 2011 Desert Golf and Travel Show from March 12-13 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The expo provides the entire desert golf community an opportunity to promote face-to-face with golfers; golfers learn where to play and what to buy. We will have a booth set up at the expo and encourage anyone currently attending (or those planning to attend) to stop by and connect with us. I'll have original canvas paintings on display and archival, giclée prints for sale. It should be a lot of fun and we can't wait to see you there!

 

 

Cheers,