Voted Golf Artist of the year in 2001 and 2002 by Golf Digest, Roche believes putting your heart and soul into a project makes it come alive. But for Roche, creating a successful series also involves intense research on all aspects of a piece. He studies thoroughly his subjects' lives and surroundings and has a unique sensitivity for detail and motif.

Michael Roche was commissioned by the founding family of basketball to create the Naismith Award for sportsmanship. The first recipient of this award was the athlete of the century Michael Jordan. Click Here to download and view Michael Jordan receiving the Naismith Award.

Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman receiving the "Old Tom Morris Award" created by Michael Roche. The award is presented to an individual who,"Through a countinuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf, has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris." Click Here to download and view Jack Nicklaus receiving the Old Tom Morris Award.
Michael Roche is the designer of the "Al Mooring Leadership Award" for emergency extrication in the fire service.
Fire Chief of the Year Award. Given to the top Volunteer Fire Chief, and top paid fire Chief by fire Chief magazine. CLICK HERE
The Fire Fighter of the year award is used by "Fire House" magazine for the #1 heroism award. The 2005 winner is F.F. Jeffery Cool, from rescue 3 FDNY. CLICK HERE
The USA Hockey Award was first given out at the 2002 Winter Olympics to all competing hockey teams. It is now used by USA Hockey for outstanding achievement awards. 2005 recipients include the 1980 "Olympic Champion" USA Hockey Team. CLICK HERE

The "Laura Hurd Award"
Woman's College Division Player of the Year
Size 11"w x 9"d x 14". CLICK HERE