Local artist follows his passion to teach and still create his own work

It all started when Justin Patten made a sports painting for his brother. He wanted it to be something wife would let him hang up in their house! We’re guessing she approved because ever since then, Justin has been a very busy guy!

Meet Justin and his wife Rachel, owners of Storm Striker:



-Officially licensed artist for the following universities: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A & M, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin
-Does a lot of custom work- dogs, children portraits, variety of work for individuals and companies-works from a photo
-Name of business inspired by our children’s middle names- “Storm” and “Striker” Striker is what the batter was called in Vintage Baseball and Justin has played vintage baseball for the Indianapolis Hoosiers for the past 11 seasons.
-Did a large one for Riley Foundation- hanging in headquarters and image used on one of their Christmas Ornaments this year. All proceeds from ornament sales go to the foundation.

– Did 2 “live paints” at Purdue home games in the main Fan Shop-featured on the Jumbo Tron
– Make great gifts for sports lovers, dog lovers, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Man Cave…
– He is an art teacher in Zionsville- loves teaching art to all ages

Justin creates each ORIGINAL painting on high quality canvas with the care that has made his work loved around the world. Each painting has a protective matte finish to protect it and bring out the true colors that Justin saw when painting. Your painting will arrive ready to hang. His unique painting style brings life and energy to your living space and he would love to create something special for you.

Storm Striker Officially Licensed Sports Art
Storm Striker has been a way to give sports fans and graduates a way to represent their loyalty and passion while not sacrificing great taste. My work seeks to be as energetic as the last moments of the game. My style really comes out of my instincts on how something should look. When I paint, I try to push my boundaries and stop only when I have reached the edge of my abstraction.

I hope you love my work, as I create for you and your passion. When I paint for you, I think of you sitting on your couch, pumping your fist as the clock counts down.

To learn more, visit www.etsy.com/shop/stormstriker.