As Jerry Shilling, Elvis' best friend said: "Joe Petruccio has a unique ability to capture the essence of an individual like no other artist today." What makes Joe so special is that it was the fans that brought Joe's art to the attention of Graceland back in 2002. Joe became the First Official Artist for Graceland in 2003. His "Blue Suede Collection" of Elvis images continues to grow every day. You can see his true love for Elvis in every brush stroke. He was recognized by CNBC as "one of the best known celebrity artists in the world" with his work hanging in the collections of Sylvester Stallone, Dickey Betts (Allman Bros), Joe Namath, Tiger Woods, and over 75 other celebrities.