Watson, who has been featured in numerous international publications and TV shows, has received commissions for his work from celebrities like Elton John and other high profile clients. His works are included in many collections in Australia, U.S. and Great Britain. Watson operates a gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
Watson’s oil paintings are in the style of Old World classic masters and often feature contemporary male models, like Baresi. In a recent painting, he featured Scissor Sisters’ lead singer Jake Shears.
“Alex is one of the world’s most stunning examples of manhood,” Titan Vice President Keith Webb told XBIZ. “Not only is he breathtakingly handsome with a physique of a Roman god, he is also incredibly intelligent and holds a doctorate in economics. He is a classic example of beauty, brains and brawn — the perfect match for Ross Watson’s work.”
The painting featuring Baresi is “Untitled #01/08,” rendered in the style of Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, and shows Baresi standing before Caravaggio’s 1602 painting “St. John the Baptist (or Youth with a Ram).”
Limited edition prints of the painting are available, with Giclee edition prints hand-numbered and signed by Watson, printed on archival quality stock.
In addition, 10 percent of the revenue from the sale of the works will go to Baresi’s nominated charity, Munchner AIDS-Hilfe.
For more information, visit the artist’s website.