Paine Proffitt (born 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American-born artiste living in England, best known for his sporting works and for his depiction of the "working man's life". Proffitt moved to Philadelphia taking into consideration he was fourteen after spending his at the forefront years in Saigon, Beirut and Kenya as a upshot of the bill of his father - novelist and case correspondent Nicholas Proffitt. Proffitt studied illustration at the University of Brighton in 1994 before distressing to England for all time in 2001.
Proffitt cites some of his influences as being Chagall and Picasso and while not ascribing himself to any one art bustle in particular, feels that surrealism, cubism and contemporary naïve art are the best labels for his work. The have emotional impact of Fred Otnes has in addition to been noted, with this physical most apparent in the collage achievement Proffitt produced below the also called of Nicholas Hudson Paine. Similarities to L. S. Lowry have plus been recognised due to the northern working-class themes of some of his works.
Sport, and especially football, has been a major inspiration to Proffitt's artwork: 'Football is central to who we are and where we come from'. This sporting theme has seen exhibitions such as that at Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup in 2007 as skillfully as commissions for football programme artwork. West Bromwich Albion used Proffitt's show for their programme covers throughout the 2011-12 season, this culminating in the July 2012 exhibition at The Public. Proffitt's artwork featured on the 2012-13 programmes of Port Vale and Aberdeen FC although Proffitt's connection with Port Vale goes support several seasons since this.
Stoke-born popstar Robbie Williams is purported to own several of Proffitt's pieces, as realize cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish after the city council presented them behind two commissioned paintings during the Stoke-on-Trent stage of the Tour of Britain in September 2012. In July 2020, Proffitt created artwork depicting the song Alan & The Robot by the comedy band The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican for Scott Doonican, the band's frontman. Later in the year he went upon to paint the pub sign for Doonican's pub 'The Pint & Puppet'.
An ahead of time Proffitt fragment took summit lot in a 2011 UK auction alongside produce an effect by Govinder Nazran, Sir Sidney Robert Nolan and Reggie Kray. In a departure from his football-related work, Proffitt most recently exhibited a series of gothic fairy-tale inspired paintings in an exhibition entitled Broken Sleep.