Steve Dopka

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    I was born and raised in “the region”, just outside Chicago where the people are hard like the work they do. I’m proud of my region roots, as they have made me the guy I am today. I had a modest blue collar upbringing. I’m a former athlete as I played football well into my 20’s. Football was my identity; I worked hard and it was rewarding. I had to leave the game sooner than I wanted and struggled to fill the void it left for years. I always had an appreciation for art and creativity, but was never considered the artistic type. While staring at an abstract gallery one random day, I suddenly found myself with an overwhelming urge to create my own works. I have never taken a class or received any formal instruction. Right now, I draw from my relationships, surroundings and my personal appreciation of existing works for inspiration. I will not be limited by a defined style or consistent theme in my work because I realize that I am continuing to grow as an artist. I learn something new from every piece I create.

    Painting demands that I have a plan, and adapt with progression.

    It demands of me incredible concentration.

    It challenges me to remain patient.

    It excites me to finish.

    I have filled my void, thank you for your interest in my craft.

    Please feel free to contact me to discuss any commissioned works.

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    Steve Dopka

    Indianapolis, IN
    United States

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    Dust Up

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    Date

    Oct. 2012

    Medium

    Acrylic on canvas

    Original Dimensions

    54 x 31.5 x 1"

    Overview

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    Andrew Luck Colts

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    Date

    August 2012

    Medium

    Acrylic on canvas

    Overview

    Abstract painting of rookie Colts QB Andrew Luck. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Summer House

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    Date

    August 14, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 20.000 x 0.500 inches

    Original Price

    $550 - SOLD

    Overview

    Commissioned piece.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Roger Eugene Maris

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    Artwork details

    Date

    August 14, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 20.000 x 0.500 inches

    Original Price

    $425 - SOLD

    Overview

    Commissioned piece. New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris, of Fargo, North Dakota, is best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Vedder

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    Date

    August 9, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    20.000 x 16.000 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    Abstract interpretation of Eddie Vedder, lead singer of legendary band Pearl Jam – I listened to the Ten album multiple times completing this.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Butkus

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    Date

    July 30, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 20.000 x 1.000 inches

    Original Price

    $400 - SOLD

    Overview

    Commissioned piece, Hall of Fame Dick Butkus, one of the many great Chicago linebackers feared by all that lined up across from him.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    The General – Bobby Knight

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    Date

    April 14, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Overview

    4′x 4′ canvas, tried to capture the intensity of the stare that made Coach Knight one of the most successfull coaches in NCAA history. This piece is currently displayed at Kilroys Bar in Indianapolis, a popular Indiana University Alumni watering hole. Please contact me to discuss originals.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Bobby Knight – Kilroys

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    Date

    April 14, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Overview

    4′x 4′ canvas, tried to capture the intensity of the stare that made Coach Knight one of the most successfull coaches in NCAA history. This piece is currently displayed at Kilroys Bar in Indianapolis, a popular Indiana University Alumni watering hole. Please contact me to discuss originals.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Bobby Knight

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    Date

    April 14, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Overview

    Tried to capture the intensity of the stare that made Coach Knight one of the most successfull coaches in NCAA history.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Man in Black

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    Date

    January 16, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    36.000 x 24.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Johnny Cash. Original has a 1.5″ border around all edges creating a mat effect.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Man in Black

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    Date

    January 16, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    36.000 x 24.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Johnny Cash on wall. Original has a 1.5″ border around all edges creating a mat effect.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Harry Caray

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    Date

    June 8, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Board

    Original Dimensions

    24.000 x 24.000 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    2′ x 2′ painting, original is heavy glossed and framed- Displayed at Kilroys Bar in Broadripple, Indianapolis. Tried to capture what Harry was beloved for, his smile and a his love of beverages. A true legend.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Harry Caray – Kilroys

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    Date

    June 8, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Board

    Original Dimensions

    24.000 x 24.000 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    2′ x 2′ painting, original is heavy glossed and framed- Displayed at Kilroys Bar in Broadripple, Indianapolis. Tried to capture what Harry was beloved for, his smile and a his love of beverages. A true legend.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Hard Wood

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    Date

    August 2, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    24.000 x 12.000 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Hard Wood

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    Date

    August 2, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    24.000 x 12.000 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Hoosier Fall

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    Date

    July 29, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    54.000 x 32.000 x 1.000 inches

    Overview

    Displayed at Kilroys Bar in Indianapolis.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Andrew Luck

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    Date

    January 21, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 20.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Living in Indianapolis, Andrew Luck is the much anticipated draft pick for the Indianapolis Colts.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Old White Tree

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    Date

    March 17, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    30.000 x 24.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Eli Manning

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    Date

    June 11, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 20.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Eli Manning displayed at Kilroys Downtown during SuperBowl week.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Four Trees

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    Date

    May 17, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    20.000 x 16.000 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Hoosier Roots

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    Date

    May 17, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    20.000 x 16.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    A lot of friends that have moved out of state comment that this piece really brings them back to home.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Red Bike

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    Date

    July 29, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Original Price

    $600 - SOLD

    Overview

    Commissioned piece. See picture of it “on the wall” in home and portfolio page.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Red Bike

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    Artwork details

    Date

    July 29, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Original Price

    $600 - SOLD

    Overview

    Commissioned piece located at my friend Andy’s house.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Brian Urlacher

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    Date

    August 5, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    18.000 x 24.000 x 1.000 inches

    Original Price

    $400 - SOLD

    Overview

    Bears long time linebacker and future hall of famer Brian Urlacher.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Bob Marley

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    Date

    May 17, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On African Zebra Wood

    Original Dimensions

    23.500 x 23.500 x 0.500 inches

    Overview

    Bob Marley painted on African Zebra Wood.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    ol’ Blue Eyes

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    Date

    January 16, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    22.000 x 28.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Frank Sinatra.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Brian Urlacher

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    Date

    August 5, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    18.000 x 24.000 x 1.000 inches

    Original Price

    $400 - SOLD

    Overview

    Bears long time linebacker and future hall of famer Brian Urlacher.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Blurry Referees

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    Date

    August 14, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    20.000 x 16.000 x 0.500 inches

    Original Price

    $575 - SOLD

    Overview

    Commissioned piece.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Tom Brady

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    Artwork details

    Date

    February 1, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    20.000 x 16.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Displayed at Kilroys Downtown during SuperBowl week in Indianapolis.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Peyton Manning

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    Date

    January 16, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 12.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    Peyton Manning in a Colt’s uniform and helmet.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Cityscape One

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    Date

    June 8, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Overview

    View of downtown Indpls, taken from the west side on the bank of the White River.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Cityscape One Split

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    Date

    June 8, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    48.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches

    Overview

    Painting and photo view of downtown Indpls, taken from the west side on the bank of the White River. Original photograph taken next.

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    USS Long Beach

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    Date

    January 15, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    30.000 x 16.500 x 1.500 inches

    Original Price

    $300 - SOLD

    Overview

    This is a commissioned piece for a friend who’s brother served on this ship. Was an honor to complete this piece.

    This original painting has been sold. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!

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    Bad Robot

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    Date

    April 22, 2012

    Medium

    Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

    Original Dimensions

    16.000 x 12.000 x 0.750 inches

    Overview

    This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact me directly to inquire about purchasing this original. For prints and greeting cards please visit here. Thanks!