When you hear the name Frizzell you automatically think music. Let me introduce you to a member of the Frizzell family who is taking a different road than music alone. He is son of Allen Frizzell and the nephew of David and Lefty Frizzell.
Corey Frizzell is a phenomenal pencil artist. When asked at what age Corey first realized he could draw he said "I could draw for as long as I can remember." Corey first started with cartoons and comic books and grew from there. He used to draw murals of comic book art some of which were as big as 10 ft tall.
At the age of 15 Corey drew his first portrait of an R&B singer. He said he didn't get serious until 1988. When asked about his inspirations Corey said "Drawing for a living can be a real emotional thing for me. If I feel something for the subject I think that really comes across in the finished piece." Corey said he loves to create portraits of children and they are his favorite to create. As for how long it takes Corey to complete a portrait he said "I have spent a month on some portraits, I have done a portrait in a day." It really depends on the subject and how much time he has. When he is commissioned he now tells everyone a couple of weeks from start to finish.
Corey's portraits are all done with a pencil but he does plan on branching out to paint over the next year. Corey has been commissioned by the public for portraits of children, families to couples and loved ones who have passed on. Corey has created portraits for such great country artists as George Jones, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Morgan, Keith Whitley, and Loretta Lynn to name a few.
When asked if Corey could choose his dream person to be commissioned by he replied with "I don't really get star struck so I can't think of any one person who I would like to get commissioned by, though it's an honor everything I am asked and each piece means something." Contact Corey to have him create a portrait that will be a lasting memory for years to come.
Something else you may not know about Corey, he is a 3 time Golden Gloves Champion. He also won a gold medal at the George Games. Corey got his start late in boxing and was in many street fights before he stopped into the ring at the age of 18. Corey said "I didn't get serious about boxing as competition until I was about 22." He started fighting on the national level shortly after that. Corey has no plans to step into the ring in the future. He does take part in training camps for his former teammate James Spider Webb. If Webb has a big fight coming up, Corey will go down and do about a weeks worth of sparing with him.
You can explore more of Corey's art work and learn more about him on his website, www.coreyfrizzell.com
Article Written & Submitted by Nora Mayor