ROME, N.Y., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Stern shocks listeners with his racy humor. But it was an artist's paintbrush—not his profanity—that recently shocked the shock jock.
In just a matter of seconds, speed painter Robert Channing stunned Stern with a dazzling portrait of the radio and TV star. Channing received a prolonged standing ovation on NBC's "America's Got Talent" for speed-painting a giant portrait of Stern. The portrait appeared like magic from Channing's rapid-fire paint strokes and a handful of gold dust he tossed onto his canvas.
Channing more than passed the audition. He received unanimous "thumbs up" from Stern, and the other talent judges on the show: Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Mel B who shouted "Wow! Wow! Wow! Why didn't you paint me?"
Channing appears to be laughing all the way to the bank.
Famed media expert Michael Levine, calls Robert Channing "a dazzling and unique talent." Levine, who worked with Michael Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne at the height of their fame, says that Channing is "a star. He's a shoe-in to win the competition—if the producers of "America's Got Talent" actually know what they're doing."
Channing's paintings are not found in exhibits or museums. He creates his art in front of corporate, charity, college and theatre audiences at live events. Companies like ReMax Realtors in San Francisco, where Channing is appearing next week with Steven Tyler, are paying top dollar to showcase Channing's art at their annual convention.
The speed-painter's dates are filling up nearly as fast as his paintings. Apple meeting planner Beth Martin, asked Channing to paint a portrait of her company's VP of Sales. She says, "Our sales people were thrilled to see Robert create art right in front of our eyes!" Channing says, "It's quite a thrill when you have 500 employees stunned when they see their top brass or CEO become a work of art. And the CEO is usually happiest of all."
Although he is booked up traveling across North America and around the world with his "imagination-into-art" appearances, Channing loves to perform near his home in Central New York. He recently collected a glorious review from UpstateLive.com Magazine (http://upstatelive.com/2014/07/16/americas-got-talent-breakout-star-awes-amazes-central-new-yorkers/). He will bring his full program of speed painting, mind reading, and inspiration to the Stanley Center for the Performing Art on Saturday, November 15th (http://www.thestanley.org/events)
For more about Robert Channing Speed Painter and Mind Artist
contact: Debbie Kinsella 315-735-9667 or email: Debbie@powerperformers.com
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