Mark Kannell has been drawing and painting since his early childhood, and his persistence and talent has captured the attention of celebrities and professional athletes alike. His art depicts popular athletes from various sports teams and celebrities from popular television shows and music.
In addition to painting on canvas, something that sets apart Mark from the rest of other artists is that he paints on items related to the athlete, such as jerseys or baseballs. Mark's paintings can also be found in the personal collections of many of the New Jersey Devils players, former MLB pitchers Mariano Rivera and Gil Meche, and NFL quarterback Tom Brady.
List of greatest accomplishments includes:
- 2017 Painted live at one of the US Presidential Inaugural Balls during inauguration weekend
- 2015 Painted live in downtown Fort Worth for the College Football National Championship game
- 2015 Painted live in downtown Phoenix during Super Bowl XLIX weekend
- 2015 Blake Shelton painting featured on Entertainment Tonight
- 2014 Personally commissioned by Mariano Rivera for a painting