Through his superlative art, John Gable has created an unequaled visual chronicle celebrating the color and drama of the world of sport. No other living American painter has devoted so much energy to the meticulous recording of the subjects he has chosen to paint. When the University of North Carolina Tar Heels proudly brought back the NCAA basketball title to Chapel Hill for the third time, Gable was selected to commemorate this important milestone in the history of the university. Gable's realistic style of painting captured the spirit of the Tar Heels' fight to become the 2993 College Basketball Champions.
When Stars & Stripes brought the America's Cup home once again to the United States, his was the Commemorative painting of the victory. Prior to this historic event, Mr. Gable capture the Australian win of the coveted cup with a commemorative series for Alan Bond. In concert with Harvard University, the artist created a unique suite of four rowing prints titled The Oarsmen. This series of signed prints became an important vehicle to help raise funds for the vaunted Harvard University, Newell Boat House on Boston's historic Charles River.
Other commemorative paintings have included those for Northeastern University, Oxford University, Rutgers University and Power Ten NYC, as well as a broad range of diverse sporting subjects. John Gable's original and realistic style clearly demonstrates his command of light, color, and his sense of sporting drama. Through his unparalleled talent and technique, he has helped nurture a strong collecting interest for his sporting paintings. Athletes, sports figures and serious art collectors have eagerly awaited each new Gable image. Mr. Gable's original paintings can be found in leading art galleries and corporate collections worldwide. Mr. Gable paints from his studio in a two hundred year-old coastal Maine farmhouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.