What an honor.
Growing up an Elvis fan, I never thought that one day I would be the Official artist for his estate. I was discovered by Elvis fans on the Elvis Collectors Club website. There, I was posting a few of my paintings for other fans to enjoy. People there kept asking me if they could purchase my paintings of the King, but they were not for sale. They asked over and over again. My answer remained the same.
Then one day I got an email from Elvis Presley Enterprises asking about my work. It seems like a few fans had contacted them about my paintings. After a few emails back and forth, they asked me if I would like to become The Official Artist for EPE and Graceland. The rest is history. We've been together now for 13 years. It's been amazing. A dream come true.
Today, thanks to Elvis and his fans, I am also Official Artist for Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath and Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp. I was honored to be the Official Artist for the 30th Anniversary of Rocky in conjunction with MGM and Hard Rock Park.
I am an avid sports fan posting my journals for the New York Mets, Jets and Knicks on Instagram. Check them out @joey_paints
Thank you... Thank you very much.