Kirk Maggio is a Maryland based artist who
is gaining national interest with his fine art oil paintings.
The growing demand is evident in not only his sports art,
but also his portraits, landscapes and still life paintings.
Maggio’s portraits of celebrity art are commissioned
for personal collections and commercial projects. His love
of portraits and personalized expression of the subject
fuel the energy in his work, the inspiring details and vibrant
colors bring movement and life that so characterize “Paintings
by Maggio.” The paintings for golf holes are some
of the artist’s favorite works, the serenity and beauty
inspiring commissions from some of the most famous golf
courses around the world. He uses the finest oil paints
available and his work is hand painted on Belgian linen
or mahogany panels.
is represented by Cash Appeal MultiMedia, an
agent for artists, fine art publisher and licensee for sports,
entertainment and corporate brands. He was recently commissioned
to paint the portraits of Shaquille O’Neal “Shaq
by Maggio” and Dwayne Wade "Wade by Maggio",
the first official NBA oil paintings of "Shaq"
and "Flash" showcasing the Miami Heat's dynamic
duo both on-the-court and in mesmerizing portraits. Maggio’s
artistic realism and bold colors capture the essence and
sheer charisma of these NBA superstars, reproductions of
this artwork will surely be an immediate collector’s
item. Cash Appeal has published limited edition giclee prints
and open edition lithographs that are available for sale
at the NBA Store on 5th Avenue, art galleries and on-line
sports memorabilia stores across the country.
Kirk was an All-American Punter at UCLA,
before being selected in the National Football League (NFL)
draft by the Green Bay Packers. He was also an All-World
punter with the Birmingham Fire of the World Football League.
Maggio’s passion and understanding of sport is apparent
in his work. He has been commissioned by numerous NFL players
and many PGA golfers to create original oil paintings for
their private collections. Some of Maggio’s other
commissions include the following: 2003-2005 Honda Classic
at the Country Club of Marisol, including portraits of yearly
winners and paintings of the signature holes. The Baltimore
Ravens commissioned reproductions of his work for each luxury
suite of PSI Net Stadium, including Raven’s owner
Art Modell’s personal skybox. The Baltimore Orioles
Major League Baseball team selected Maggio to create their
1999 Opening Day program cover. He also works closely with
many charity organizations and will be creating artworks
of other featured sports superstars and entertainment celebrities.