Joseph Gormley is a Scottish Artist born in Glasgow and raised just outside of Falkirk. He moved to the USA in 2003, when he met and fell in love with his American wife, Erin. Joseph has always enjoyed art, but it wasn’t until his wife bought him a set of acrylic paints for Christmas in 2006 that his love for painting flourished and his creativity began to soar.
Joseph set up a small art studio in his home and began painting as a hobby. It wasn’t long before his friends and colleagues were commissioning him for custom pieces.
Back home Scotland, his art was featured in a Soccer Magazine, after his portrait of Neil Lennon, former Player/Head Coach of Glasgow Celtic FC, was auctioned off to help raise money for the Vanessa Riddle Appeal. The painting raised an amazing $8,000 for her charity! It was then that Joseph decided to lend his talents in hope of helping others. He made it his life’s goal to use his art to raise $1,000,000 for charity.
Word got out about Joseph’s story, and he has since been featured in full-length magazine articles here in South Florida. His story and his artwork have also been spotlighted on many TV features from ESPN Sports Center to Fox Sports, and from Local 10 News to Channel 7 News.
Joseph’s artwork graces the walls of several famous South Florida Sports Venues, including the Miami Dolphins NFL Stadium, Florida Panthers NHL Stadium and the Miami Marlins MLB Stadium.
In 2015, Joseph had something special up his sleeve when he collaborated on a painting with Marlins Baseball star Giancarlo Stanton, who lent his time as well as his hand to help paint on a portrait of his famous Sports Illustrated cover. Joseph finished the painting during the live Fox Sports Fantasy Auction, during which an anonymous bidder bought it for an astounding $25,000, bringing an overwhelmed Gormley to tears!
Recently, more artwork sold for over $20k, once again for the benefit of the Marlins Foundation.