Frenchy Back Again for Gruden’s QB Camp

Frenchy Paints for Chucky: Back Again for Gruden’s QB Camp

Building upon his previous work for ESPN Monday Night Football and last year’s Jon Gruden’s QB Camp, Frenchy returned to camp to create an action painting for Chucky and co. QB Camp was held at the state-of-the-art facilities of Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL.

This time around Frenchy created a painting capturing Gruden’s sessions with Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback from Eastern Illinois University.

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Frenchy Paints at WWE Superstars for Kids

Frenchy continues his all-star partnerships by joining forces with the bad boys of World Wrestling Entertainment and creating a live painting of the WWE Superstars for Kids Event. At this event, the heroes of WWE get together to auction off once-in-a-lifetime experiences with wrestling superstars, divas, and legends and donate the proceeds to the Brees Dream Foundation.

Actor/comedian, Marlon Wayans hosted the party where auction participants got the opportunity to bid on experiences such as a meet ‘n greet with WWE Hall of Fame legends Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart at Hulk’s Tampa restaurant and the “The Ultimate Drew Brees Experience.”

At the request of the WWE, Frenchy was on-hand at the New Orleans Museum of Art creating a painting and capturing the evening’s festivities on canvas. His painting caught highlights of the party and integrated WWE all-stars:

  • Rita Benson LeBlanc
  • Rey Mysterio
  • John Cena & Nikki Bella
  • Mitch & Cheryl Landrieu
  • Paul Triple “H” Levesque
  • Naomi
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Latalya
  • Michael Luisi
  • Summer Rae & Fandango
  • Mark Henry
  • BIG Show
  • Tyson Kidd
  • Eva Marie
  • Sheamus
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • Hulk Hogan

The event raised well over $200,000 with many auction items still up for bid! Get a piece of WWE history and a timeless piece of art and bid on Frenchy’s painting here.

The Art of Traffic: Frenchy & Millenia 3

The Art of Traffic: Frenchy to Paint for Millenia 3 at Promaxbda Conference in LA
When we say Traffic, we don’t mean the shit you get stuck in on the way to work or 70s rockers featuring Stevie Winwood – this is a completely different kind of traffic. In the broadcast sense, traffic refers to the orchestration and placement of the day’s ads to ensure maximum exposure and meeting the expectations of the advertiser. Atlanta’s Millenia 3 are world leaders at the “art of traffic.”

In fact, “The Art of Traffic” is the theme of this year’s conference in Los Angeles, California and who would be better at capturing this theme than Frenchy?

Jackie Arevalo, Senior Vice President at Millenia 3, stated, “We are thrilled to have Frenchy with us at Promaxbda to bring our theme to life.” Frenchy is proud to support Millenia 3 at this event and if you happen to be attending, be sure to drop by their booth to check out his performance painting in action.

Read the full press release here


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2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Frenchy was at it again this year painting for the two weeks of this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

He kicked things off at the Jazz Fest Gala producing two performance paintings of Kermit Ruffins and the Dirty Dozen Brand.  These live paintings raised a combined total of $8,000 with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the JazzFest Foundation.

Following the gala, Frenchy moved over to the fairground on Friday, Saturday and Sunday  painting live musical performances by John Mayer and Little Freddie King as well as legends like piano man, Billy Joel and blues man BB King.

Painting the music and capturing the spirit continued with Papa Grows Funk over at the Congo Stage. This is a special piece as it marks their last JazzFest together as a band.

Other live paintings included a reunited Fleetwood Mac and the all-star ensemble, Fleur Debris, which features New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton and includes heavy hitters such as  George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modelista – the renowned rhythm section of The Meters – and pianist, David Torkanowsky.

Frenchy was also able to catch jazz trumpeter, Terrance Blanchard.

Monday night was the last show at the Maple Leaf Bar for Papa Grows Funk and to close things off in traditional Frenchy style, he poured his heart into painting that show while the Oak Street block celebrated with a Crawfish boil outside. The band held a Monday night residency at the club for many, many years and this painting reflects their final performance:

Paintings from JazzFest 2013

All paintings available in the Frenchylive Online Store

Frenchy Paints “Grace at the Race” in Louisville

Frenchy was on hand for this year’s Grace at the Race event in Louisville, Kentucky. This Derby Week celebration is aimed at honoring three people from the corporate, sports and entertainment sectors for their commitment and contributions to community service. The whole thing raises money for Louisville based non-profits that focus on at risk kids.

Frenchy produced two paintings for this year’s event. The first was a studio painting of local basketball legend and key sponsor of the event, Junior Bridgeman.  Sherman Brown, founder of Grace at the Race, presented this painting to Junior as a personal gift for his tireless efforts in the community .

The second was was a live painting featuring last year’s Kentucky Derby winner “I’ll Have Another” together with the three honorees of the event: Ken Griffey Jr, Lynn Merrit (Sr. VP of Marketing NIKE Basketball) and Emil Brolick (CEO of Wendys).

Grace at the Race ended up raising over $100k iand Frenchy’s live painting auctioned off for $21,000. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Photos from the event

NCAA in Atl: Zac Brown, CBS Sports, Maxim Party

Performance Painting from Final Four in Atlanta: Zac Brown, CBS Sports, Maxim Party

Friday Night

This past Friday night Frenchy was on-hand at Centennial Park in Atlanta, Georgia. He painted the Zac Brown Band‘s performance as part of the NCAA Final Four Festivities. This was the second time Frecnhy did a live painting of Zac and the crew. Mr. Brown himself ended up purchasing the painting and took it straight from Frenchy on to the tour bus.

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Frenchy caught up with new friend and CBS Sports personality, Adam Zucker, on the set of CBS Sports coverage of the Final Four. Frenchy was able to squeeze in a live painting of the CBS crew in action and also getting some quick air time.

Saturday Night

Frenchy Madness continued at the Maxim party where he partnered with the notorious magazine and sponsor Blackberry once again to capture the festivities on canvas.  The party included DJ Master Jermaine Drupri and Def Jam Records Artist Ludacris.

Maxim Final Four Party Sponsored by Blackberry


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Frenchy Paints ESPN Mike and Mike in the Morning

Frenchy will be painting Mike and Mike on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5am – 9am CST.  Frenchy will be doing his thing, producing a painting of the show’s set as well as being featured as a guest. His work will unfold throughout the duration of the show. This will be a great addition to his ESPN Production Painting collections. He created live paintings for Monday Night Football multiple times, with canvases depicting the broadcast booth, different camera angles, from the sidelines, Pre-Game set, etc. This is another event in the continued relationship with ESPN.

Here is a clip from Mike and Mike in the Morning:

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Treme Brass Band

Treme Brass Band (30" x 40")
Treme Brass Band @ The Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans

30″ x 40″
Original: $3,000
Giclay: $1,200

For more information please contact a Frenchylive representative at [email protected]

The Treme Brass Band are living, breathing history; a moment captured in time. They are a marching brass band similar to what you would experience in the French Quarter of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. They are pure Louisiana and this piece, by Frenchy, captured just down the street from his gallery at the storied Maple Leaf Bar is about as close as you can get to N’awlins without being there.

Check out the Treme Brass Band on MySpace

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ 2010 West Oak Lane Jazz Festival
Philadelphia, PA
Dimensions: 40″ x 30″
(only available as a Giclay)

For more information please contact a Frenchylive representative at [email protected]

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is to music what Frenchy is to painting; the ambassador’s of the New Orleans style. Representing the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the band’s mission is to preserve the heritage of the region’s traditional Dixieland Jazz. This ever-rotating cast has put out many albums and supported other artists such as The Del McCoury Band and My Morning Jacket.

Learn more about The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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