The McTier family’s dedication to the arts, coupled with their sporting interests have given rise to their prominence in capturing sports history through spectacular art. Lucy and David McTier began their journey into the art world in 1979, with Lucy as portraitist and David using his talents as agent and ambassador. Lucy has painted over five hundred commissioned portraits- from oil paintings of a mother and baby to President Reagan on his Arabian stallion, now in the collection of the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Lucy is sought after for her portrait abilities and social commentary paintings, while Jace, their son, is known for his powerful portrayal of the human figure captured in explosive color.
Lucy’s larger-scale commissions include a 7 1/2 feet by 12 feet triptych painted on aluminum honeycomb panels as well as murals highlighting an area’s resources or themes with vibrant color and engaging compositions. The McTiers were part-time Hilton Head Island, South Carolina residents and during that time Lucy was inspired by the works of portraitist Joe Bowler and John Stobart, a maritime artist, because of their passion for realism and sensitive treatment of light. Horses have “carried” the McTiers to the Oval Office and to the horse farms of Olympic Gold medalists. Some of Lucy’s latest paintings feature the Steeplechase in Aiken (Aiken’s choice image for 2014) and Palace Malice, the leading thoroughbred in the racing world, and was a candidate for Horse of the Year in 2014.
McTier Art impacts the world with their original fine art, murals and installations: New York, Houston, Miami and Atlanta, from the Oval Office to Madison Square Garden. Today’s leaders, pacesetters and heroes of yesteryear are captured in dazzling elegance through the passion and prestige that is McTier Art.