Brazilian jiu jitsu Portrait paintings
My first finished commission, first BJJ art show, and first display of artwork at a grappling Tournament!
The last month has been extremely busy with making Brazilian jiu jitsu paintings. I finished my first commissioned portrait painting, several paintings for an art show at 100state, and showed my artwork at a grappling tournament in Milwaukee area called Combat Corner.
First Time showing Jiu Jitsu Paintings and Prints at a Grappling Tournament
I went on the road with my Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo artwork on the road, and showed it at a local tournament in Milwaukee, put together by Combat Corner. This was the first tournament that I had ever grappled in, so it was a little bit nastolgic as well! I was really glad to meet the people from Combat Corner, meet the fans and competitors, as well as Nick from BJJ Tees! I had brought my painting of Mark Vives as an example of my artwork, and it was lucky because Nick trains with him Mark in Chicago! I really learned a lot from Nick in a brief amount of time, which I really appreciate.
First Completed Jiu jitsu portrait Commission
This Spring, I completed my first commissioned portrait painting.
Painting of Mark Vives (doing the crucifix) for my first BJJ art show
This painting was done of Mark Vives from New Breed Gym, because he had taught the crucifix at the Stronghold Midwest BJJ Camp that I had attended.
My First Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Art Show!
I showed paintings for the first time in public in an art show at the 100State coworking space in Madison WI. There were about 30 artists showing work at 100State, and a score or two of galleries having parties in downtown Madison for Gallery night. It was great to share jiu jitsu with my art and coworking communities, and to bring my jiu jitsu community into my work space!
I am glad that people from several gyms in Madison came, including Rise Up Martial Arts, Foundations BJJ, and Monkey Bar Gym. It is really great that the Madison Brazilian jiu jitsu community is growing and evolving!
Do you want Custom artwork?
Custom art pieces are made to order! All that is needed are high-quality photos of the person or people engaged in the sport, or however you'd like them posed! For fees and agreement, please contact!
BJJ Jiu Jitsu Guard Painting Print$49.00 – $199.00
Double leg sweep to mount$59.00 – $159.00
Judo Throw Painting Print$49.00 – $199.00
Judo Throw Painting Print #2$49.00 – $199.00
Open-guard Shift to Armbar BJJ and Judo$54.00 – $159.00
standing-armbar-open-guard-yin-yang-composition$54.00 – $159.00
Underarm collar choke from s-mount$59.00 – $159.00
Yoga Inversion, Handstand Warrior Pose$55.00 – $175.50
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