Acrylics, Watercolor and pencil
Ron Mahoney is a freelance illustrator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, specializing in sports and lifestyle illustrations and has won numerous awards in the various cities in which he has worked. The mediums he works in include pencil, watercolor and acrylics. His sports illustrations have hung in the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and the Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and his Blue Elvis hung in Graceland for Elvis’s 60thbirthday. For about 12 years, he was commissioned by the NFL Alumni to illustrate the Players of the Year Awards which were presented to the players at their annual banquet prior to the Super Bowl. A major accomplishment in his career was a commission from Harris Corp. for his identical twin brother (also an illustrator) and him to do five large transportation murals for their visitors’ bureau in Melbourne, Florida, which they worked on together for about two months.
He has been commissioned for numerous illustrations for various professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey teams and has also been involved in Indianapolis racing car art and illustrations for music album covers and children’s books. Recently he was one the artists involved in Art Rooney, Jr.’s (one of the owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team) book A Passion for Art and Footballand also worked on a series of boxing post cards and a book depicting boxers who fought for the Rooney-McGinley Boxing Club from 1933 to 1952.