my relationship with the Hockey Hall of Fame and the many NHL Hockey Legends I have been fortunate enough
to work with, I have had access to and have extensively researched through many Hockey artifact and archives collections. From
those opportunities, I have used the vintage game-used gloves, skates, sticks and
pucks from numerous NHL legends as reference and inspiration for "The Vintage Hockey Collection" paintings - including actual Vintage game-used equipment worn and used by: Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull, Frank Mahovlich, Paul Henderson, etc., etc.
I wanted to capture the the essence of the 1960's and 1970's era of
hockey through detailed depictions of the classic leather gloves, skates, wooden
hockey sticks, and equipment of the time. I have always been fascinated by the heritage
and history of the sport, as well as the textures and feel of the old
and worn equipment, and wanted to create a Series of paintings dedicated to this Classic Era in hockey. These paintings are truly reminiscent of my childhood hockey memories and I hope that they bring back many of the same nostalgic feelings to others."
- Artist Daniel Parry