Golf News for Monday, April 6, 2009 | Briefly

Graeme Baxter paints Paula Creamer for Kraft Nabisco Championship

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- The Kraft Nabisco Championship is proud to have commissioned Graeme Baxter for the portrait of Paula Creamer, the LPGA player known as the "Pink Panther", in celebration of the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Tournament being hosted by Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

"We've had such a success with the previous golf landscape paintings of Mission Hills signature holes over the past five years and we're excited to continue to be a part of Kraft's LPGA program," states Graeme. "It's the one tournament I look forward to the most, year after year because the Kraft team is great to work with and the crowds are fun."

Graeme Baxter is renowned for his original golf art landscape oil paintings of signature holes from the world's most prestigious golf clubs, but has in recent years been commissioned to do portrait paintings for PGA and LPGA Champions, the likes of Padraig Harrington and now Paula Creamer. For professional golfers and their sponsors, lithograph prints of the original painting are great for awards, corporate gifts and charitable donations.

The Paula Creamer Kraft portrait was unveiled this week by Graeme Baxter and Dennis Belcrastro at a private party in her honor. After unveiling Paula was speechless but eventually was able to say, "I love it. I just absolutely love it and I can't stop staring at it."

The original oil painting will be on display in the Clubhouse at Mission Hills and at the exhibition area adjacent the practice range for the duration of the event. Giclees prints signed by Paula Creamer will also be available for sale at the event in the Graeme Baxter Golf Art Exhibition booth.