Local painter getting praise from KC's superstar athletes

Posted at 11:05 PM, Jan 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 01:05:53-05

With every stroke of the paint brush, another masterpiece is off and running.

Welcome to the soon-to-be world famous AO Art 5 Studio, where designer and painter Anthony Oropeza turns out larger than life images of some of sports' biggest super heroes.

It's his love for the hometown legends that inspires him to create what he calls "passion pieces."

"They are created to go into my house, to be mine, and if a buyer wants to purchase it, then we will talk about that," said Oropeza. "Some I don't let go. Some I do."

The art work he has let go has wound up in the homes of some pretty impressive athletes. No formal advertising, just the power of social media.

"I push it out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. When it came to the Yordano (Ventura painting), I sent a tweet out. I believe Steven St. John retweeted it and (Eric) Hosmer and (Jarrod) Dyson saw it. The next thing you know, we are messaging over Twitter. I also have a (Danny) Duffy piece in Duffy's house. Having some of my work for the home team is phenomenal."

Upcoming Exhibits

February 14-16:  Planet Comicon - Bartel Hall
April 6 - AO's 3rd Annual Opening Day: 1st Friday Sports Art Exhibit
5:30pm - 9pm at Ricos Tacos Lupe
Sept - Sports Art Exhibit - Alcott Art Center

Check out more on his website.