Archive for August, 2015

Police officer tribute fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

Featured here is a personalized tribute illustration I created a few months ago in honor of Lt. Eric Eslary who was a police officer who was lost in the line of duty on May 5, 2015. Every once in awhile, I get commissioned by police departments across the country to create these artistic memorials as an everlasting tribute for fellow police officers. This illustration was done only as a memorial tribute and presented to his family.

Lieutenant Eric Eslary lost his life in the line of duty in a vehicle collision when his SUV patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a van driving the wrong way on the divided highway. His canine partner suffered serious injuries and underwent surgery at an emergency animal hospital. The two occupants of the van were critically injured.

Lieutenant Eslary had served with the Ligonier Township Police Department for seventeen years. He is survived by his wife and six children. Prayers and thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow officers.

Steel City Artist Illustrations

Officer Down Memorial Page

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Jerome Bettis NFL Hall of Fame induction fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

Jerome Bettis, nicknamed “The Bus” is a former halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1993, Bettis was drafted in the first round from the University of Notre Dame. He is presently 6th on the list of NFL rushing yard leaders and 2nd on the Steelers all-time list behind Franco Harris. He retired in 2006 after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. Bettis is a 6x Pro Bowl player and was the Steelers Team MVP on three separate occasions. He is a member of the Steelers All-Time Team and his #36 jersey is no longer issued by the Steelers organization. Jerome Bettis was selected for the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Featured here is a detailed illustration I created of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Jerome Bettis who will be honorably inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend. I know many faithful Steelers fans of Steeler Nation will be making the trip up to Canton to show their support for “The Bus” who will join the many greats of the black & gold who came before him. Show your support for #36 and your Pittsburgh Steelers! Click the link below to peruse my Steel City Artist fine art website and to place your order for this collector’s edition print. I will be donating a percentage of the sales from this print this week to the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation. Here We Go Steelers!

Click the link below to the Steelers Art section of my fine art website to purchase this print of NFL Hall of Fame legend, Jerome Bettis.

Steel City Artist Illustrations – Steelers Art

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