Olympic Hopeful Trades Her Bobsled For A Paintbrush In Camden Yards Display

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)–The art of sports. To really capture what it takes to be a professional athlete may actually take an artist who’s an athlete.

Mary Bubala has the story.

Hillary Werth was on the U.S. National Bobsled Team and trained for the Olympics, but she always had a passion for art.

And now her two worlds are coming together at Camden Yards.

Chris Davis is captured in full color, crushing the ball. And home plate never looked so inviting.

This is artist and athlete Hillary Werth’s take on sports and its equipment.

“Sports have always been what you do in my family,” Werth said.

Werth was on the U.S. National Bobsled Team but she’s traded her Olympic dream for a paintbrush after a career-ending injury.

“Art has always been my passion, so just this past year started seriously pursuing it,” she said.

The subject of baseball is natural for her, especially with her brother Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals as an inspiration.

She also does sculptures and installation work along with her sports art.

“This is what I seriously want to pursue,” she said. “My art is my passion.”

Hillary Werth is now working on creating a unique Nick Markakis bat.

All her art is currently on display at a gallery at Camden Yards.

If you’d like to see more of Werth’s artwork, click here.

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