This fine late Victorian sporting artist painted three famous golfing subjects of scenes at Conwy Links, Caernarvonshire in 1893., Engravings were published in 1894-5 which are extremely rare. Our Ref BG02 (GOLF) is the first colour reproduction from the original painting.
Cecil Aldin RBA (1870-1935) was one of the greatest of England's early twentieth century sporting artists.His love of the countryside and its abundant sporting pleasures is seen at its most mature in the series of golf courses which he produced in the 1920s Although originally a set of six scenes when published, there are at present only four courses available (please see our Refs BG09-12- GOLF2). Aldin had various styles during his lifetime from humourous illustration to the exact depiction of landscape
Darren, a graduate of Bradford Art College, is one of the country's leading painters within the classical realism genre. After graduation he has strove to perfect his technique and vision inspired by several Old masters and contemporary realist painters.
His talent was recognised early after leaving college and was selected for a unique show of UK artists in New York (2000). In the same year he was appointed official artist of The Professional Footballer's Association.
He has received numerous awards including best artist at The fine art trade guild ceremony in London and The Garrick Prize, Christies, London.
Darren has received commissions from many bluechip galleries, companies and leading personalities. He has exhibited widely, through North America, Japan, Europe and UK. His London gallery regularly shows his work to acclaim and his new works are eagerly anticipated at international art fairs. Darren's paintings hang in private and public collections, including Downing St and St James Palace, at home and abroad.
He works intensively every day in his studio in Saltaire, the famous Victorian textile village.
Graeme Baxter is the most highly acclaimed artist of golfing landscapes and portraits. His work is admired and prized internationally for its investment value, superb quality, and depth of feeling and knowledge of subject. Graeme continues to be the official artist to prestiges worldwide tournaments such as The Ryder Cup, The British Open, The Bob Hope Classic, The Presidents Cup, The Kraft Nabisco Championship as well as the Official artist to the PGA and European Tour, to name only a few.
His art is displayed in famous clubhouses around the world, such as St. Andrews Old Course, Augusta, Pebble Beach, Dubai, Mission Hills and Pine Hurst in China, to name only a few. His incredible ability to historically record golf course landscapes and tournament winner portraits through his original paintings captures his love and true passion for his native countrys game.
The golf art and champion portraits of Graeme Baxter are without question some of the greatest paintings not only in the world of golf, but in the art industry as well. Graeme is truly an international celebrity, displaying and selling his art to nearly forty countries. His work has become a standard by which all others in his field are judged.
An engineer turned artist, Stuart considers himself fortunate enough to be able to combine his love of painting with a lifelong enthusiasm for motorsport and all forms of transport.
He was born in London but has spent most of his life in the Bristol area of the UK. His earliest memories are of the London Midland main railway line, which passed close to his London home, and of the last days of the London trams. After moving to Bristol he could watch aircraft preparing to land at the nearby Filton base of the then Bristol Aeroplane Company and he spent many happy hours watching Western Region trains in the West Country.
The 1954 British Grand Prix, seen on very grainy black and white television, was when he became hooked on motor racing for life; the margins of his school and college notebooks were filled with designs for racing cars but unfortunately none came to fruition!
An aircraft engineering apprenticeship led to an engineering degree and work on Concorde design. Gradually he began to spend more of his spare time on his other interests of drawing and painting. A few watercolours were sold to friends and he progressed from local evening classes to a distance-learning course with the Open College of Art. When he had the opportunity to take early retirement he took it with open arms so as to paint full time.
Watercolours gave way to acrylics and then to oils. Stuart now paints exclusively in oils as he finds the medium much more versatile and suited to the detail that the subject matter requires, although he often uses acrylic underpainting to speed drying in the initial phases.
Scott was born in Bedfordshire 1969 and studied art at Barnfield College Luton. He began working in advertising as visualiser and from there he progressed into portraits and sporting scenes.
Scott paints in acrylic
Martin has spent most of his life in the world of art and design. An early interest in science fiction led to an appreciation of the imaginative paintings of illustrators like Jim Burns or Alan Lee and this combined with the influence of Ridley Scott's film "Bladerunner", pointed the way towards a career in art.
However an interview with one of the chief designers at the Rover car company when he was sixteen altered Martin's trajectory away from pure art and illustration and into the world of automotive design. He has spent nearly twenty years in this demanding world initially gaining an MA at Coventry University before becoming a principal designer for Rover group and then Land Rover. His work has included the Land Rover Defender SVX show car and more recently he was responsible for the interior design of the Land Rover Freelander2.
However in the increasingly complex world of automotive design Martin has found himself spending more time in meetings than at the drawing board, and to compensate for this started drawing for his own pleasure in his spare time. Gradually this hobby became more serious and exhibitions with the Guild of Aviation Artists and the Guild of Motoring Artists followed.
His work is mostly in either pencil or watercolour, and although Martin enjoys commissions on any subject concentrates mostly on automotive, aviation and animal subjects.
When not drawing and painting Martin enjoys travelling, which he finds a great inspiration for his work, and after gaining his private pilots license in 2001 flies a Cessna C152 around the Warwickshire countryside.
BURTON, Claire Eva
Claire Eva Burton ranks among the foremost exponents of equestrian art. Her love of horses dates from childhood; her paintings express all that is powerful, dynamic and colourful within the racing world. Having given up riding she now uses her art to raise money for charity.
After sketching her way through childhood, Claire Eva Burton attended the Medway College of Art. At the same time she rode out for Tommy Gosling and Mick Haynes in Epsom. Claire comments: "Working with racehorses was my best education ... You can't paint horses if you don't know they have a leg at each corner. Joking apart, you have to be able to feel how a horse moves at speed to be able to convey that on canvas."
She received her first important commission from Ahmed Foustock, who asked her to paint Provideo, and from there her reputation as an equestrian artist grew. In 1981 her work came to the attention of the directors of the Cheltenham Racecourse and at the age of 26 she found herself entrusted with a commission to paint a series of pictures for the Queen Mother's Royal Box. A one-man exhibition at the Court Gallery in London's Bond Street soon followed, further establishing her reputation as an equestrian artist.
Over 40 limited edition prints of her work have been published since 1985. A number of them depict famous horses and famous races, with the jockey's signature on the print next to Claire's. Thus Bob Champion at the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti; Simpson Sherwood on Desert Orchid at Cheltenham; Richard Dunwoody on Desert Orchid at Kempton; Marcus Armytage on Mr. Frisk at the 1990 Grand National and Lester Piggott on Royal Academy in the 1990 Breeders Cup.
A motor racing fan since childhood, Colin Carter has always been a frustrated racing driver. Instead he found success as a motorsport artist.
British artist Colin Carter is now sought after in more than 35 countries. His unique oil paintings fill the canvas with images of drivers at the wheel.
Private and Corporate collectors include: George Lucas, David Letterman, Emerson Fittipaldi, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna Foundation, Giancarlo Fisichella, Daytona Speedway, Indianapolis Speedway, Indy Racing League, Goodyear, Autosport magazine and Motor Cycle News HQ.
His work has been signed by past and present motor racing champions from Sir Stirling Moss to Michael Schumacher and has been reproduced as official prints for Goodyear, Rothmans, Indy Racing League, The Indianapolis Speedway, Nascar and various drivers and team sponsors. His work has also been used as promotional material by Ferrari and Jaguar.
Interestingly, Colin paints 'live' at exhibitions worldwide, at events such as the Silverstone, Monza and Imola Grand Prix, the 24 Hour Le Mans, Laguna Seca, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Retromobile, Paris and the London, Geneva, Melbourne and Frankfurt Motor Shows. He has been featured internationally in various car magazines, national newspapers and TV.
Colin works from his own gallery and studio in Ramsgate, Kent, in the south of England.
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Brian was born July 1958 in London, England. He is entirely self taught, working mainly with graphite / coloured pencil, and watercolours. His love of motorsport started when he was a young boy attending grand-prix meetings at Crystal Palace and Brands Hatch.
No other artist is more passionate about their subject, this is reflected in the professional way his illustrations are planned, prepared and finished. Capturing a sense of action speed and excitement, along with a fantastic eye for detail.
Caroline was born in Cornwall and has painted horses and other animals since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush. She sold her first painting, a study of a fox cub, when she was 15.
She is self taught and her paintings are mainly of horses in action, particularly racehorses, paddock and stud scenes in vibrant but subtle acrylics.
Until recently, she only undertook private commissions, as she combined her painting with her role as assistant to her husband, former West Country racehorse trainer, Trevor Hallett. Many of these commissions are of National Hunt horses including the great Desert Orchid for his trainer, David Elsworth.
Caroline's paintings reflect her love of thoroughbreds and her passion for racing. Her work with racehorses, particularly her knowledge of racing injuries and their treatment has enhanced her understanding of the anatomy of the horse, which is reflected in her work.
Caroline Cook is resident artist at Cheltenham Racecourse. A permanent stand on Race Days is situated in Hurdlers Hall behind the Arkle statue.
Susan Crawford was born in the Scottish district of East Lothian. Her father was a racehorse trainer and she grew up on the family farm.
She taught herself to paint but spent two years studying classical drawing in Florence under the eminient tuition of Signorini Nera Simi. Now renowned for her portraiture and her equestrian work, she has painted five members of the British Royal family, including mounted portraits of both HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales, as well as The Sultan of Brunei and HM The Sultan of Oman.
Susan Crawford has also painted 21 Derby winners and steeplechasing greats including Red Rum, Arkle and Desert Orchid
The English artist F. Gordon Crosby, who was born in 1883, is probably the best known motoring artist of his generation.
He is also the most easily identifiable, due to a stunning technique which endowed his work with immense energy, power, movement and atmosphere. There is no doubt that his technique fitted the subject matter perfectly.
Crosby's work was used extensively to illustrate the magazine, "The Autocar", to provide readers with a vivid sense of the races and racing cars of the day. Terence Cuneo said of Crosby's work: "Crosby had a tremendous verve. You could smell his cars and hear the exhausts. Nobody else ever managed to get what he could out of drawing or painting when it came to cars."
Gordon Crosby died in 1943.
Born in Waterford in Ireland in 1955, Peter Curling spent his early years in County Clare before moving to England with his family in 1963. In England he won an art scholarship to Millfield, where his work was seen by Aylmer Tryon, founder of the Tryon Gallery. Tryon was impressed enough with Peter Curlings abilities to arrange that he visit Florence to study drawing with the eminent tutor Signorina Nerina Simi.
Peter Curling has been fascinated by horses since his earliest childhood and he was allowed to visit the local stables and sketch and paint there whilst he was at school in England. He lived for a time in Newmarket, riding out with the eminent trainer Michael Stoute, and was also privileged to spend a brief time in Spain in 1974 with the great equestrian artist John Skeaping RA, whom he cites as a great influence.
He returned permanently to Ireland in 1975 to devote equal attention to horses and to art, riding out for Eddie OGrady and even riding his own horse, Caddy, to victory at Limerick Junction in 1985. Peter Curling therefore paints in the equestrian world very much from the inside and he is a familiar face on racecourses around Britain.
Now running a thriving stud farm in Tipperary, Peter Curling produces young horses for the National Hunt market with such success that he topped both National Hunt sales in Ireland in 1998. He also trains his own racehorses and point-to-pointers and often hunts, which he believes has heightened his awareness of the landscape. Now so successful in the art world that he has taken the conscious decision to accept no more commissions, preferring to concentrate instead on work which inspires him, Peter Curling originals are now exhibited at prestigious venues all over the world.
His limited edition print, Istabraq, raised over £100,000 for leukaemia research in 1998.
DAINES, Sheree Valentine
Sherree was born in Effingham in Surrey. After completing her early education, she studied at the Epsom School of Art, where she undertook a fine art course.
A young, sensitive and highly accomplished artist, Sherree has a fascination and love for people and the social scene. This passion is shown through her impressionist style on canvas.
Her paintings of Henley Regatta, Royal Ascot and more recently her images of tennis and golf, have made Sherree particularly renowned in the sporting world. Many will remember Sherree being featured on BBC Television painting the Test Cricket Grounds.
Sherree is a highly accurate and factual artist. Her insistence on authenticity and her careful eye for detail has been recognised resulting in an important commission on the British Sporting Field which has enhanced her growing reputation as a prominent sporting artist.
Sherree has had many successful exhibitions at venues such as the Mall Galleries, the Royal Portrait Society in London. Important collectors of her work include members of the Royal Family.
DAVIS, Barry J
Barry James Davis was born in Rainham Essex in 1961. He showed promise at a very early age and after winning his school's art competition with a pencil drawing entitled "The Gunfighter" in which the prize was a set of oil pastels he began to use colour.
He was constantly sketching various subjects and reading books on some of the great masters which gave him the inspiration to take up painting in oils. After selling his racing bicycle to purchase his first set of oils he developed his own style and within months sold his first painting, a Lion, when he was just thirteen.
Commissions quickly followed and whilst most of his school friends played football and various other games, painting was not only Barry's passion it also became a large part of his life.
Unfortunately although Barry's Father was one of his biggest fans he did not consider Art to be a "proper job" and so Barry was encouraged to seek alternative employment after his schooling was finished.
For two years Barry wandered from one meaningless job to another until he decided, with some outside encouragement, that his real place in life was as an artist.
After painting several pieces for a friend his work was taken to a local gallery to be framed. When the proprietor asked where the work was purchased the friend informed the gallery of Barry and the type of work he painted. The gallery then purchased several of Barry's paintings which quickly sold and he found that his work was in demand from other galleries.
After many years continuing in this way gradually working for various galleries, agents and clients, many of them from overseas from the U.S.A the Far East and the Middle East, Barry continues to work on various subjects, mainly Equestrian, Sporting, Portrait and Wildlife and has a highly realistic, detailed and warm style.
His paintings are as recognisable as Barry himself. Normally dressed in black with long hair and leather clothing, his personality and manner are very gentle and softly spoken.
His ambition in life is to continue creating pictures which bring to life the subjects which inspire him and pleasure to the people viewing his work.
Born in Chiswick, London, Dawson was the son and grandson of marine artists and he grew up to become perhaps the greatest marine artist of all time. Indeed, so successful was he that, at his peak, he was rumoured to be one of the two best-paid artists in the world, second only to Picasso.
Early in his life he and his family moved to Smugglers House on Southampton Water and, naturally enough, the young boy was greatly influenced by the deeply nautical atmosphere of his surroundings. Although Dawson never went to art school, he inherited a flair for painting and in about 1910 joined a commercial art studio in London, where he worked on posters and illustrations.
At the outbreak of the First World War he joined the Royal Navy and it was during his service as a naval officer that he met Charles Napier Hemy, who was to have a profound effect on the young man's art. During the war, Dawson continued his artistic work by supplying the Sphere publication with illustrations. These were normally in monochrome. After the First World War he set up as a painter and illustrator, concentrating on historical subjects and portraits of deep water sailing ships, usually in a stiff breeze and a high sea. It was in the 1920s that he became contracted to Frost and Reed. With them he became "king of the clipper-ship school".
From the early 1930s he lived at Milford-on-Sea in Hampshire and he exhibited occasionally at the Royal Academy between 1916 and 1936. In the Second World War he again worked for the Sphere, supplying them with pictures of events of the war. He exhibited regularly at the Society of Marine Artists' exhibitions between 1946 and 1964 and was an elected member. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Montague Dawson died in Sussex, Southern England on 21st May, 1973.
Peter Deighan is one of Europe's leading equestrian and portrait painters. He spent the first 14 years of his life on a farm in Ireland where looking after animals including working horses was second nature. He had already acquired a considerable reputation as a portrait painter before being introduced to the world of equestrianism.
Deighan's paintings hang in the most prestigious collections throughout the world which include the Vatican, Dr and Mrs Vincent O'Brien, Mr & Mrs Robert Sangster, Dr & Mrs Michael Smurfit, Sheikh Hamdan. Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum and others
His portrait commissions include many celebrated names and his work also hangs regularly in the annual exhibitions of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Society of Equestrian Artists
Described by Sothebys of London as "the best, theres nobody else to touch him" and by The Mail on Sunday in January 1999 as "established as Britains top living marine artist", Steven Dews is a man at the peak of his profession.
Born in Yorkshire in 1949, Steven Dewss meteoric rise to success from distinctly unpromising beginnings should be an inspiration to all young artists; he failed his Art A Level and then walked out of a Fine Arts Degree course after only a few weeks because of his disillusionment with the teaching methods, yet his work has now placed him at the pinnacle of the marine art world.
Steven Dewss love affair with art and the sea began at the age of 5, when he had a picture of a ship displayed on the wall at St Johns Infant School. He inherited his passion for ships and the sea from his grandfather, who was an Assistant Harbour Master in Hull.
Steven Dews built up an astonishing portfolio for his first exhibition in 1976 and, on the exhibitions first night, virtually his entire collection was sold. The following year he held an exhibition in San Francisco which also sold out to great critical acclaim and, since then, Steven Dews has continued exhibiting regularly at leading galleries in London and throughout the world. He is now commissioned for several years in advance.
Confirmation of his pre-eminence came in the Sothebys sale of Maritime Art in London on April 28th 1999, where his original, entitled Off Cowes, sold for the phenomenal price of £89,500 ($165,000). This result followed on quickly from the sale at auction in 1998 of the Steven Dews painting An Opportune Breeze from the South East for £52,800.
Steven Dewss spectacular canvas, The Battle of Trafalgar, reached a new world record price for the artist when it was auctioned in Bond Street, London, in the summer of 2005. The eventual buyer paid over £95,000 for this painting (approximately US$170,000), which was the highlight of a day-long sale to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelsons great victory at Trafalgar. The original painting is one of the largest the artist has ever created, with dimensions of 40 x 66; the painting took seven years from commission to final completion. It has also been published by Rosenstiels as a limited edition print in seven formats across both paper and canvas.
In December 2006, his record price was broken again when the painting Westward Reaching Through Cowes Roads sold at Sothebys in London for £120,000, double its pre-sale estimate.
Almost fifty Steven Dews limited editions have now been published, most of which have long been sold out, and his work is avidly collected around the world. Above all, Steven Dews lives and loves the subject he paints.
Stephen Doig was born in Oxford in 1964 and his encounter with art began at an early age - pencil drawings and colour sketches were the foundation for the excellent work he produces today.
A talented draughtsman, Steve's work centered upon pencil sketching, however, the confidence to add colour in the form of pastel has transformed his drawings to highly finished and accomplished works of art, combining accuracy with depth and an essential atmosphere.
Stephen won the Fine Art Trade Guild's "Best Artist of the Year" in 1997. His portrayals of sport have earned him a reputation as the country's best contemporary sporting artist.
DOUGLAS, Edward A S
Edward Algernon Stuart Douglas (1850- c 1892) was a painter of mainly hunting subjects who lived and worked in Barnes, near London. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1880 and 1892.
Pauls love of motor racing is expressed in his vibrant use of colour and dynamic compositions. Complex crowd scenes and dramatic action filled canvases have established this young artist at the head of his field.
He was enthusiastically praised, by Roy Salvadori, at the prestigious Maserati sponsored 4th International Motoring and Motor Racing Art Competition for the way he portrayed the Monaco scene that captured Dove the first prize. The judging panel also included Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, Jackie Oliver and the actor Rowan Atkinson who is an avid motor racing fan.
Doves winning performance has proved to be the ideal exposure for this young Cornish based artist. Paul's paintings now feature in various collections around the world as well as the U.K. including the Haynes Motor Mueseum and the Wheatcroft family.
Pauls talent has moved on and his paintings are not just accurate representational illustrations of motor races. They are works of art that give life and feeling as if you are actually watching the race for your self, as if you are part of the crowd.
Dove works predominantly in oil, starting with thumbnail sketches worked up from various reference
materials ranging from books and film footage of the various great races of the past.
Paul Dove is an extremely talented artist who belies his years with the maturity with which he handles both difficult compositions and his expert handling of paint. His attention to detail is remarkable and that is why you can keep coming back to his paintings time and time again and keep seeing something fresh each time.
DUDASH, C Michael
Celebrated and distinctive American portrait artist Michael works out of his studio in Waterbury, Vermont
George Earl was an animal and sporting painter. He appears to have been a gentleman of some means as he had two residences, one at Newman Street, London, and the other at Banstead, Surrey.
Many of Earl's sporting pictures featured Highland and shooting scenes, but he also painted horse portraits which displayed particularly soft coats and which were of the Victorian style of the day.
Between 1856 and 1883, George Earl exhibited numerous paintings including Polo Match At Hurlingham at the Royal Academy.
George Earl's daughter, Maud, inherited her father's artistic talents and went on to become a successful animal painter.
Lionel Edwards, born in Bristol in 1878, was one of the most popular illustrators of hunting and sporting subjects of the twentieth century.
He grew up in North Wales following country pursuits rather than a formal education. Although originally destined for the army, a brief spell with the military proved that this was a career for which he had no aptitude. However, from the age of six he had been actively drawing horses and therefore his mother encouraged his artistic vocation. He studied in London at Heatherly's School of Art, the equivalent of the Atelier Julien in Paris.
Edwards is known as the Grand Old Man of Sporting Art because he was an ardent hunter and brilliant draftsman. He was perfectly equipped to portray the frisson of the hunting field: hounds with tongues rolling in exhaustion, strained finely tuned horses on the alert for their next cue, and earnest fraught riders completely absorbed in the physical exertion of thundering over the raw winter land at breakneck pace.
Lionel Edwards was deeply involved with and committed to British field sports, even including the challenge of the weather. Having worked for The Graphic and Punch before the First World War, he was increasingly drawn to hunting and sporting art, writing and illustrating many books on field sports. His experience during the First World War in the army remount service, when he had "four solid years of nothing but horse", brought an exciting realism to his art. His paintings are usually endowed with "tempered" colours reflecting the climate and light, and the influence of these two factors on the British countryside.
Lionel Edwards died in 1966.
Alan is probably best known to the public through reproductions of his original oil paintings, but his painting career has also earned him a reputation which has led to commissions from corporate bodies such as Rolls Royce, Eddie Stobart, Porsche,Mercedes-Benz and McLaren International.
He was born in Yorkshire and studied at Batley College of Art. Initially his paintings included railway architecture but then moved away towards transport oriented subjects especially motor racing - motor sport being one of his loves. His oil on canvas paintings reflect his understanding of the world of motor racing
FERRIGNO, Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos was born in 1960 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began his professional career in 1978 working for 6 years at one of the most famous Argentinian studios. From 1984 he worked as a freelance illustrator for Philip Morris, IKA-Renault, FMA aircraft and Aerolineas Argentinas plus motor racing magazines In order to improve his skills he attended the Bellas Artes School and on finishing his studies travelled to Spain and settled in Barcelona
He has recently produced many new magnificent paintings and has exhibited at Monaco during Grand Prix week.
Jocelyn Galsworthy was born on 7th May 1942 near Winchester in Hampshire and has lived there, and on the Isle of Wight, for most of her life. Sher started painting professionally 42 years ago when she specialised in portraits - then in 1985 painting cricket matches became as much a passion to her as the game itself.
Jocelyn now combines portraits and cricket as well as landscapes, seascapes, golf and any other subject for which she may be commissioned
GRANT, Sir Francis
Sir Francis Grant P. R. A. (1830-1878), was a painter of portraits and hunting subjects. He painted many prominent sitters including Queen Victoria, Lords Melbourne and Palmerston, and the artist Edwin Landseer. He spent much time in Melton Mowbray and his paintings of the Melton hunt are well-known through engravings such as The Melton Breakfast.
Grant was educated at Harrow and had intended to make his career in the legal profession, but the love of art and fox-hunting became apparent at an early age and he turned to painting professionally. His equestrian portraits and portraits of aristocrats led to royal patronage, including that of Queen Victoria. His accl;aim was such that he was made President of The Royal Academy and, later, knighted in 1866.
GILBERT, Terence J
Born in London, Terence began his artistic training at Camberwell Art School. His extensive knowledge of anatomy and draughtsmanship extends from a career in advertising which he left to concentrate on painting full-time after successful exhibitions in America. His work includes a portrait of HM The Queen and President Reagan on horseback at Windsor, which was presented to the President at the White House, and various commissions by stars of film and stage, as well as painting many sporting heroes. He is very well-known and highly regarded for his equestrian portraits and his paintings on racing and sporting themes. Terence has exhibited successfully worldwide and is constant demand for new paintings.
GREENE, Alan S
Alan Scott Greene is a mootorsport artist from Southern California
Alan Scott Greene always noticed the art around him, and looked at life through the focal point of a lens. You just have to pay attention and you will see art, its everywhere and in everything. His early studies at the Art Institute of Chicago provided him with the framework to see and translate those visions into expressions of color. His surreal Starman art series was exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute, School of art.
Greenes interest in photography rekindled in 2005 when he moved from film and purchased his first Digital SLR camera. Rocky Nook publishing, specializing in how-to photographic books, chose one of Greenes photographic images to grace the cover of a book on Digital Photography. As a direct result, Greene found himself working on different marketing projects that incorporated his unique skills, while creating visually striking presentations for his growing clientele.
Many of Greenes friends who own exotic cars saw his art and began commissioning him to create artwork of their cars. Alans unique artistic skills and overall sense of color translated to the computer easily. He found that he could virtually paint using a Wacom pen tablet and various programs with his proprietary techniques which he developed over time.
Over the last 6 years, Greene has developed an international following, and has had his automotive art featured in art galleries, on magazine covers, in advertising, at automotive specialty houses, auto dealers, on-line automotive art websites, and at automotive events around Southern California. Greene has been commissioned by exotic car enthusiasts, race teams, and celebrities from automotive racing, baseball, football and basketball. His art hangs in custom luxury garages, homes, offices and various retail establishments. Greene has shipped his art around the globe
WILLIAM GRANDISON, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, is a graduate of the renowned Edinburgh College Of Art and is internationally recognized as one of the worlds leading golf artists.
Through his depth of feeling and knowledge of the game of golf, he succeeds in capturing the imagination, diversity and beauty of the historic courses that he paints. His individual style and attention to detail have earned him numerous awards, and his original paintings and golf art prints, now highly collectable, adorn many of the games most prestigious venues.
This acclaimed golf artists work can be found in the private collections of many prominent figures in sport, politics, and entertainment, including Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Max Faulkner, former President Bill Clinton, Rudi Giuliani and Jasper Carrott.
William Grandison is an honorary member of the spectacular Old Head Golf Links in Ireland, a member of Muckhart Golf Club in Scotland, and a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
John was born in Leicestershire in 1943. A lifelong motorcycle, steam and sports fanatic, he has been drawing and painting for fun and professionally for over 40 years. Married Gillian in 1969 and has 2 sons.
John has driven his friend, Graham Burberys Aveling and Porter steam roller, towing three trailers, hundreds of miles on the roads of England and is a regular exhibitor at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
He makes his annual pilgrimage to the Isle of Man for the TT races and competes in motorcycle sprints & hill climbs on his vintage, 1946, Model 18, 500cc Norton.
He is a keen tennis player and plays badminton every week from September to April, belonging to the same club for over 36 years! John is also an enthusiastic cyclist, regularly competing in road races, time trials and occasionally riding the cycle leg of team triathlons!
Rugby football has been a lifelong passion and John is a season ticket holder for Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club.
John has worked as a freelance technical illustrator for a variety of companies including Prodrive in Banbury where he was the illustrator for the Subaru World Rally Team.
Doug attended the Liverpool Regional College of Art where he received a B A (Hons) in graphic design. He then worked as a freelance illustrator and finish artist for an extensive range of advertising agencies and publishing companies which led him to work for many household companies including Ford Motors, Warner Bros, Shell and Penguin Books. Doug became a lecturer of foundation studies in art and design at Liverpool Poly and later Head of Department at the Open College of Art.
Since retiring from teaching in 2000 Doug has applied his vast experience to painting a wide range of images which include Military Aircraft and now Sport. He works with acrylic and gouache.
Inspired by Consatble and Turner, Terry's favourite subjecxt is the traditional British landscape. Over the years he has broadened his appeal by painting subjects such as cricket, golf and bowls, as well as continental scenes. He is now recognised as one of the leading sporting artists in his country. A prolific tutor, he spends much of his time promoting his expanding range of artists materials. In 2001 his book "Brush with Watercolour" was published to popular acclaim
HERRING, John Frederick
Born in 1795, John Frederick Herring spent the first eighteen years of his life in London, before moving to Doncaster. In Yorkshire, he married and began to earn his living as a humble painter of inn signs and coach insignia.
Sketching equestrian subjects in his spare time, Herrings talent was quickly noticed and he soon found himself painting hunters and racehorses for local patrons. He lived for a time in Newmarket, and then in London, where he may have been tutored by a well-known artist of the time, Abraham Cooper. In London, he acquired new patrons and was even invited to France by the Duc dOrléans.
Herring exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1818 and 1846. His work was also shown at the British Institute and, most frequently, at the Society of British Artists in Sussex Street, of which he was a Member between 1841 and 1862. For many years, Herring was commissioned to paint the winners of the Derby and the St. Leger as well as many other famous contemporary horses and jockeys. He also painted many charming small-scale studies of rabbits, ducks, goats, birds and other animals.
Herring held the appointment of Animal Painter to the Duchess of Kent and a number of his works were engraved. Towards the end of his life he settled down as a country squire at Meopham Park near Tonbridge. Three of his sons; JF Junior, Charles and Benjamin, became prominent artists and his two daughters also married artists, ensuring that the Herring family is one of the most significant in the history of British art. Herring died in 1865.
HOPKINS, Francis Powell ('Major')
Francis Powell Hopkins (1830-1915) was born in Cambridge and educated at Rugby School. He discovered golf late in his life when he moved to Devon. He had no formal art training but soon gained a reputation as a competent artist, particularly in his portrayal of golfing scenes. He painted in both oil and watercolour and often signed as 'Major S' or 'Shortspoon'.His images are highly evocative of the period and originals are virtually unobtainable.
1965 : Born November 25th Harleston,Norfolk
1982 : Left Secondary school,no further Education,Took and passed A-Level Art with 2months notice in my 5th Year,then had to take CSE. Previously passed O Level Art while in my 4th year at school age 14.
1984 : First Published in Peter Hainings key to Time
1989 : Went Freelance/Self Employed after 5years illustrating for various Fanzines: Cloister Bell &Cosmic Masque. As well as Magazines such as TV Zone/ Dr Who Magazine/Space Junk. and various Illustrations for Games Workshop.
1989 : Attack of the Cybermen, cover published (first Painting for many years as I specialised in B&White illos) All this time I was Illustrating for John Freeman at Marvel Comics Dr Who Magazine,providing the odd internal Illo as well as Comic strip work.
1990s : Worked for many varied companies: Quantum Leap Covers for Boxtree/ Red Dwarf Covers for the Red Dwarf Smegazine(Fleetway)Various Dr Who Covers for WH Allen as well as the Whole Timelord Role Play Book and Gary Russells Invasion of the Cat PeopleAs well as Painting for the Frame Fanzine.As well as Crime illustrations for Knave Mens Magazine.
1992 : Married Michelle and Moved to Norwich
1994 : After years of pestering the BBC I was finally given my 1st video cover to paint :The 2Doctors This led to another 32 Video covers & Various Book Covers for the BBC, before the advent of Computer Photo manipulation, which led to the necessity of getting an Agent in 1997, as most prestigious work went that way. My last cover work for Dr Who, was the Official Calender in 1999 through Slow Dazzle. For whom I produced a set of Postcards in 2000 as well as a Dalek&Tardis Calender. During this time I also painted Many Covers for Marvels Dr Who Magazine & Classic Comics.A Red Dwarf single cover for EMI (tongue tied)And some Computer Games Magazine covers for EMAP.
2000 onwards: Mostly Childrens&Educational work via Agencies . There were several Collectors plates Dr Who and Star Wars along the way. As well as lots of Natural History illustration. And CD covers for Status Quo/Iron Maiden & Toni Christie. I also decided to learn how to Paint on Computer and Now I can produce Artwork to the same standard as I can Traditionally something which gives me a Versatility that helps me survive as a Freelance Artist in this competitive world.
Graham Isom is one of the most respected equestrian artists painting today. He is possessed of what has been described by Horse and Hound magazine as 'a tremendous ability to paint horses in action'.
Born and brought up around his father's riding school in Kent, Graham Isom developed a love for horses and of art at a very early age. Having left college, he went through a series of jobs, including a career as a teacher, before he was able to devote all his time to his work and, in particular, to his paintings of the equestrian world.
He worked for various newspapers in Fleet Street as a freelance illustrator; 20 years at the Daily Mail producing a daily strip called Focus on Fact and, at the same time, The Gary Player Golf Strip for the Sunday Express.
He joines Artists Partners, the leading artists agents in the country, undertaking illustrations for advertising, finished artwork for book publishers, including Penguin, corgi, Transworld etc
During this period he began to be commissioned to paint portraits. The commisiions grew to such an extent that he had to leave Artists Partners to devote more time to portrait painting.
Commissions for limited edition sporting prints were taken on and proved to be so successful that he has become one of this country's leading sports artists. Sporting celebrities have included Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Gary Sobers, Michael Atherton, Ian Wright, Jimmy Greaves, Ellen MacArthur and Sir Stirling Moss etc.
I grew up in South Wales and spent my childhood exploring the Welsh
countryside and getting to know the wildlife therein. At an early age, I
was never without a pencil and sketchpad and this habit has never left me.
When I married in the 1980's, I moved to Wiltshire. It is here that I have
developed my skills as an Artist, inspired by the wildlife literally on my
own doorstep. I am fortunate to live in a cottage with a large garden backing onto open farmland. I am visited daily by a large number of bird species and
frequently by squirrel, roe and muntjac deer, rabbits, badger and hedgehog. I am also close to the Wiltshire Downs, home to numerous species including one of my favourites, the hare. I knew that my destiny was to paint and the subject I am naturally drawn to is my first love - British wildlife.
I still love visiting my native Wales in particular the Brecon Beacons and
the North Pembrokeshire coast; areas literally bursting with wildlife. To
gather more painting material and to get close to more elusive species I
frequent nature reserves and Bird of Prey Centres and family outings often
double as field trips!
I have exhibited extensively in the West of England, South Wales, London, Tyne and Wear and also in Germany. Locally, I am represented by the Gallery at Handel House, Devizes.
I am happy to be commisioned and my pastel portraits of animal and human studies make superb gifts. I use top quality materials and guarantee an excellent likeness of a subject. This attracts a clientele who wish to invest in the more classical style of artwork where attention to detail and a high degree of skill are essential.
Patrick Killian graduated from Carmarthenshire College of technology and art in 1995 with a distinction in Illustration, his work was soon published as a range of greeting cards for Royal Publications and Gluvian Galleries. As a former Welsh International Amateur boxer and Welsh Amateur Federation Champion it was natural for Patrick to use his talent to illustrate his passion for boxing. His boxing artwork was soon published by an international publisher, Patrick is now concentrating on releasing other sport and celebrity artwork such as the Six Nations Champions and Gavin Henson.
Ely Kish, a charismatic gentle and prolific artist, lives among whispering pines in a log home. She creates her lifes work in a stidio adjacent to her house and the pine forest
Andrew Kitson was born in Cambridge, England in 1959. His interest in motor sport has developed from a lifelong involvement, as his father was a racing mechanic in the 1960s & 70s. The art class was his favourite subject in school leading to a career as a technical illustrator, working in the German car industry on 'expolded' and 'cut-away' drawings for maintenance manuals. Simultaneously, he was building his reputation as an automotive artist, with motor racing as the main subject. His skill as a painter can be seen in all of his subject matter, not just his car work but also portraits, landscapes, aviation and wildlife.
MARIA, Alfredo de la
Alfredo De la María was born in Uruguay in 1945.De la María studied art and architecture at the Bellas Artes School, in Montevideo.At the age of 18 he served as an illustrator of politics and sporting events for a leadingnewspaper in Montevideo. In 1961 he conducted his first exhibit of equestrian paintings inPunta del Este City. His studies about Polo are legendary in Uruguay.Additionally his paintings of naval and aviation subjects were also much in demand.In 1966 De la María left for Europe where he settled in Paris for the next three years.Returning to Montevideo for a short time he traveled to Argentina, to take a position withan important publishing company in the city of Buenos Aires.There he created illustrations for the covers of the many major magazines includingAutomundo, Parabrisas, El Tony and Dartagnan. During this time he became totally involved in automotive art, and in 1989 he made thefirst of his many exhibits at the Buenos Aires Classic Cars Club.What is apparent when looking at his artwork is the fact that these are the work of a verytalented painter who in his use of oils combined with his impressionist paintbrush brings comparisons with legends of the automotive art such as F. Gordon Crosby and Gotschke.
Benjamin MARSHALL (1767-1835) is one of the greatest of all English sporting painters, perhaps only second to the great George Stubbs. Thomas Oldaker, Master of the Berkeley Hunt, was one of his most celebrated sitters. Marshall moved to Newmarket in 1812 to be close to the racing fraternity that was his main source of inspiration.
Lisas interest in horse-racing began early on - from the age of ten she would scan the racing section of the Saturday morning papers and pick out a favourite horse or one with an unusual name so she could watch its progress on the television later that afternoon. Trips to local racecourses with her mum followed - often on a crowded coach full of rowdy betting-shop clients! Haydock, York, Doncaster, Pontefract and Ripon were amongst those first visits and watching Lester Piggott win the May Hill Stakes on Midway Lady was undoubtedly one of the highlights.
Having always loved drawing, Lisa began to try her hand at horses. Early portraits (in pastel and pencil) included Northern Dancer, The Minstrel and Nijinsky but it was not until college that she attempted her first painting - this of Shergar in acrylic.
Lisa then went on to college in South Wales for two years where she trained as a wildlife illustrator along with future husband David. Since leaving college fifteen years ago they have run a successful illustration business with clients as diverse as the RSPB and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Although primarily working to commission, her equestrian paintings have been on display at the Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, The Mall Galleries, London, The Obsidian Gallery, Buckinghamshire, The Millyard Gallery, Yorkshire and the Sporting Gallery, Tetbury. She has also previously had work selected for the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
Having recently moved back to West Wales, Lisa likes to spend her time at the local point-to-point and harness-racing meetings.
MUNNINGS, Sir Alfred
Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was born in Mendham, Suffolk, to an East Anglian farming family. He first indicated his artistic talent during his apprenticeship to a firm of lithographers in Norfolk, where he studied at Norwich School of Art in the evening. By 1899, he had exhibited two paintings at the Royal Academy.
He was last in the line of prominent equestrian portraitists and is considered by many art critics to have been the finest sporting painter of the 20th century. He was President of The Royal Academy from 1944 to 1949.
After working as an official artist in the First World War, Munnings married and settled permanently at Castle House, in Dedham, Suffolk. Concentrating particularly upon equestrian work, he was so successful in what was, at the time, an unfashionable field that he rose from his relatively humble beginnings to become both a knight and the President of the Royal Academy between 1944 and 1949.
Munnings was an enthusiastic horseman and most of his greatest works featured either the racecourse or the hunt. His sporting scenes have developed a reputation as being amongst the greatest of twentieth century. He also painted very personal interpretations of the English countryside, as well as portraits, but these themes tended to be eclipsed by his tremendous success as a sporting artist.
Munningss reputation was always slightly tarnished for contemporary critics because of his very blunt, strong minded personality and his opposition to the abstract work which was becoming increasingly popular but, more recently, he has received the acclaim his outstanding work deserves.
With Stubbs and Herring, Munnings is one of a trio of the greatest sporting artists of all time. His best original paintings now sell for figures in excess of £1,000,000 and a record price of £2,700,000 was paid for his painting Lord and Lady Mildmay of Flete with their Children at Christies in 1999. Munningss work is now on display at many of the most prestigious galleries and museums in the world.
Peter Munro still lives in the Highlands of Scotland where he gains much of his inspiration from the magnificent wildlife and countryside around him. Born in the Highlands in 1954 he completed an honours degree at the Chelsea School of Art but only took up painting a full-time career in 1987. He concentrated initially upon wildlife work and later upon landscapes and, to an increasing extent, the beautiful golf courses of the Unietd Kingdom and Eire with which he has made his name.
Karen is a London based artist and architect. Wherever she is in the world, her passion is sketching and painting life around her, in her annotated, watercolour sketchbook diaries.
This might be in the bustle of a market, on the top of a cathedral or down in a wine cellar, the middle of a city or even the middle of nowhere. Karen has kept annotated, watercolour sketchbook diaries for almost twenty years. She stands in situ and draws with bic biros, (She does not use a camera) adding watercolour and notes around the perimeter. Sometimes the words venture into the drawing and become an integral part.
She then has a wonderful memory of being completely absorbed in a place. Many of her paintings and art projects have evolved from these diaries and her desire to draw.
In 2001 she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to undertake an artists journey through World Heritage Cities and Sites from France, travelling eastwards through eight countries, including Iran, Uzbekistan and India to Nepal, recording it all in the pages of her sketchbook diary. Subsequently she has spent time in Cuba, and the World Heritage City of Havana, culminating with a solo exhibition of her work at the British Ambassadors Residence there.
Karen was the MCC Young Cricket Artist for 2005, based at Lords Cricket Ground
Born 1963 in Hertfordshire, James studied art at Barnfield College Luton before working for 10 years in advertising as a visualiser. He later became a full time illustrator specialising in Architectural Landscapes.
From there he progressed into portraits and now specialises in sporting scenes
James paints with acrylic and gouache
Andre Pater was born in Poland and graduated from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts 'summa cum laude'. He relocated to the United States in 1981.
His reputation soon established, he moved to Kentucky in 1988 where he began to paint the powerful thoroughbreds which dominate the racing scene and, increasingly, scenes depicting racing, foxhunting, sporting dogs, cattle and wildlife.
Andre Pater's work was the focus of a major London exhibition in July 2002, supported by some of the gtreatest names in the world of sporting art. Thirty one paintings were on display at the exhibition, priced at up to £75,000 each. On the preview night, all 31 were sold in less than 30 minutes!
Kenneth REED, FRSA lives in the North East of England and has specialised in watercolours of famous golf courses since 1984
Barry Rowe is much admired for his accurately researched and painted works depicting automotive scenes from the 1930's through to the present day and has established a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic
Barry Rowe's career as a painter began when he won the prestigious Sotheby's/Transport Trust Art Award for his portrait of five times world champion Juan Manual Fangio.
An automotive magazine feature of Barry's work followed, which led to commissions from Louis Vuitton of Paris, and Royal Caribbean Lines for their new cruise ships.
Barry's work has been exhibited in London, Silverstone, Goodwood, Paris, and The Hotel de Paris Monaco. He has also exhibited extensively in the USA; New York, Cavallino Classic, Palm Beach (Ferrari), Pebble Beach (awards of excellence 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007 and also the Lincoln award), and Meadowbrook Hall where he has received three awards of excellence. Barry also received an award of excellence at the inaugural Cranbrook Hall Concours d'Elegance where he was commissioned to paint their poster for 2004.
Barry was delighted when he was elected a full member of the Automotive Fine Art Society and continues to exhibit at their annual events at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island. He painted the Concours poster for Pebble Beach in 1998 and 1999 and the Tour Poster from 2000 onwards. Barry also painted the poster for the 2003 Monterey Historic Automobile Races.
He has been invited to paint the poster artwork for the 50th anniversary of Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance in San Francisco in May 2006.
Fascinated with the expression of light and atmosphere, Barry almost always includes people in his automotive paintings, and treats his pictures as art, not just illustrations of cars.
Publisher, David Bull of Arizona, published a book of Barry's automotive paintings in March 2004. Called 'Atmosphere & Light: The Automotive Art of Barry Rowe', it was awarded a golf medal in New York in November 2004.
Henry Sandham (1842-1910), primarily an artist of portraiture and field sports, was born in Canada before settling in England at the turn of the 20th Century
This is what Emma has to say about herself:
I was born and brought up in the North Yorkshire village of Cawood with one older brother and one older sister. Primary school and high school were not so local so I didnt get to know so many of the other kids in the village until my college years, however this didnt perturb me. I was usually out in an evening attending gymnastics club, swimming club, lifesaving club or pantomime rehearsals. My mum certainly had her work cut out, but the taxi was always so willingly there; thanks mum! Swimming became my primary focus when I was about 13, for 3 years I threw myself into a fairly rigorous training regime with the York City Baths Club; progress was very rapid and before I knew it I was at county level. I chose to branch out to teaching the sport and my training hours dropped as I began to study for my A-levels and take on a couple of part time jobs.
With 4 A-levels under my belt I headed off to Bath University to study for BSc in Mathematical Sciences. The degree course included a one year industrial placement with three years of studying. This was the most academically testing challenge that I have ever undertaken, but they were four years I would do again if I had the chance! Just like most students I fitted in everything that I possibly could. It was during my university years that I took up triathlon and indeed bought my first ever bike- a Specialized Allez! Around studying and training I regularly attend the Bristol University Officer Training Corps, I benefited from the experiences there no end- Hill walking in Wales, the Lakes and Picos de Europa, military training in Gibraltar, Army Triathlon team training in Cyprus, Cambrian Patrol and of course the frequent training weekends in the delightful outdoors during January and February.
My placement year was spent in an agricultural research station on the outskirts of Bristol, here I was involved in statistical analysis of data, teaching of statistics to MSc students and even I managed to publish a paper! It was an enjoyable year and a great opportunity to earn money which in turn allowed me to travel a little- destinations included the Gambia and New York! However, it made me realize that an office was not the place for me!
I combined my final year studies with triathlon training for the World Age Group Championships in Edmonton, Canada, as well as an RAF flying scholarship. All three had successful outcomes!
In September 2002 I began my first ever full time job as a teacher of mathematics and resident tutor at Dean Close Boarding School in Cheltenham. I made the decision to narrow down my sporting activities to just the bike. This was a decision I would not regret after a month or so of working at the school; busy just doesnt begin to describe the life there. I found it really challenging but unbelievably fulfilling. It is such a beautiful profession and I hope to one day return to it. With teaching, sports coaching and resident tutor duties I had little time left for the bike but I made the most of what I had. If I could cram in a couple of two hour rides during the week- 5.30am was the best time, then one long weekend ride around my residential duties I was doing well. Competition was limited for women as most British female cyclists will know- time trials and racing with the men filled in the many gaps. I continued to satisfy my thirst for travel- usually with the bike; Italy with the Cheltenham and County boys, touring in Morocco and touring in Wales- a very under-rated country!
Born in 1884, Snaffles was one of the greatest sporting and military artists of his time.
Charlie Johnson Payne was the fourth of a bootmakers eight children and from his youth developed a passion for all things military. He tried to enlist in the army to fight in the Boer war, but was rejected on the grounds that he was too young. Eventually, he joined the Royal Garrison Artillery at the age of 18 as a gunner but in 1906 he was forced to leave because of illness. However, his time in the army was influential, as his first recorded works of semi-caricature portrait date from this time.
Invalided out of World War One, Payne took a job as a war artist for The Graphic and it was during these years that he produced some of his finest military work. After the war his work became more varied, although he still often contributed to The Sporting & Dramatic News.
It was as a sporting artist that "Snaffles" built his reputation and, after the War, he worked on the hunting, shooting, polo, racing and fishing subjects which made his name. The classic series of pig-sticking prints he completed in India in the 1920s are perhaps the images for which he is best known and his depictions of military life in the Raj are second to none.
Snaffles built an element of humour into his work and the captions to his subjects were often as important as the artwork. Much of his work was published in limited edition format.
Snaffles died in 1967.
Established as one of the world's finest sporting artists Jacqueline has an international profile and her work is found in collections the world over..
Jacqueline specialises in painting the stallions of the Northern Dancer line and has excellent examples of the likes of Nijinsky, The Minstrel, Lyphard and his son Dancing Brave, Saddler's Wells, Nureyev and many others including Mill Reef, Giant's Causeway etc.
Jacqueline is not only a fine anatomical artist, she somehow manages to capture the spirit of the horse in her work. Her original work is regularly auctioned for several thousands of pounds.
TAYLER, Albert Chevallier
Michael's interest in art and painting commenced at University whilst studying Architecture. However his father who had been involved with motorsport for many years introduced him to the delights of competitive motoring and by the age of 19 Michael had already competed on his first International Rally. The competitive bug had bitten deeply and for the next 15 years he pursued a successful motoring career, competing on rallies throughout Europe as well as all over the UK.
He also took part in many circuit races both in cars and on bikes winning several trophies. Whilst competing he started covering events for the motoring press and has had many articles published in all the well known motoring journals.
A series of bad accidents left Michael partly disabled and led to his sporting retirement, but it did rekindle his interest in art, but painting motoring subjects not buildings!
Michael has gradually built up a significant client base for his dramatic contemporary style and has completed commissions for many competitors, sponsors and teams within the motorsports world, however during 2004 Michael was asked to produce an equine portrait as a gift for a team owners wife. This has gradually led to a growth in equine commissions and now this category of painting forms a substantial sector of Michael's work.
During his career Michael's work has appeared in many magazine articles both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 Michael went International with sell out exhibitions of his original paintings in the USA and Japan. He has regularly had his works exhibited in London at Brooklands, Goodwood Festival of Speed, and various Silverstone meetings. He has also appeared at the Autosport Racing Car Show and the Motor Show at the Birmingham NEC.
Michael now works from his studio in the Somerset countryside with his wife Shirley and surrounded by a tribe of cats and dogs to keep him company.
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Having been brought up surrounded by art and motorsport, it was perhaps not surprising that Graham Turner chose to follow a similar career to his father Michael. While their work is inevitably compared, Graham has firmly established himself as a leading motorsport artist in his own right, creating a world wide reputation for his attention to detail, combined with dramatic compositions that convey the excitement of motor racing from all eras
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Michael Turner was born in Harrow, Middlesex, in 1934. Raised in the suburbs of London during the Second World War, he was inspired by the exploits of the R.A.F. and developed an early talent for aircraft recognition, drawing aeroplanes in his school exercise books to the chagrin of his teachers. This enthusiasm for aviation found a parallel passion in the thrill of motor racing after a holiday visit to the Isle of Man in 1947, where he chanced to see the first post war revival of the British Empire Trophy Race. From that moment, with the indulgence of his parents until he reached driving age, Michael attended as many motor sport events as possible, including the first ever meetings at Silverstone and Goodwood and the Jersey Road Races.
His formal education completed, Michael spent a year at Art College followed by two years National Service with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Three years in advertising studios in London provided valuable experience and in 1957 he went freelance. With a strong belief that there is no substitute for first hand involvement in order to portray such demanding subjects with authority and feeling, Michael has travelled extensively to the world's major race tracks to satisfy his need for authenticity, and he continues to visit several Grand Prix each year.
To the same end, he has flown in many service aircraft, from Tiger Moth and Lancaster to Harrier and Tornado, plus aerobatic sorties with the Red Arrows, to gain first hand impressions for his aviation paintings. Michael also holds a Private Pilots Licence and flies his own Chipmunk aircraft. He is a founder member of The Guild of Aviation Artists, of which he has twice been Chairman and is now President, and an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Motoring Artists. His clients include many racing drivers, teams, sponsors, pilots, motor and aircraft manufacturers, R.A.F. and Army messes, museums and private collections worldwide, and he has held one man exhibitions in London, New York, Australia and the U.S.A., plus participation in specialist shows in the U.K. and Europe. To date, Michael has had six books of his paintings published - featuring aircraft of the Royal Air Force, Formula One Motor Racing, Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, Aviation Art, Monaco Grand Prix and Motor Sport Art. Married to his wife, Helen, in 1960. They have two daughters, Alison and Suzanne, as well as their son, Graham.
John Wallace (1841-1905) was best known for his 1897 cigarette card series and his advertisements for Cope's cigarettes, both of which appeared under the name of George Pipeshank
After stidying fine art and graphic design at the West of England College of Art in Bristol, Craig took up book illustrations and , being a lifelong motor racing enthusiast, his work has featured in motor racing books and magazines.
Criag's paintings contain mixed media - for faces, his sensitive style employs watercolour and gouache but for the hard, reflective character of racing cars he shades with air brush
Nicholas Watts was born in 1947 near Brands Hatch, where his father regularly took him from an early age. This indoctrination clearly had a profound effect on the young Watts, as he was soon to be channelling his artistic flair into his first ever car commission, a Bugatti Type 37A. He was just 16 years old.
Nick's real passion for painting cars however was really ignited when he joined the RAF, during which time he was fortunate enough to experience many great races including his favourite, the Targa Florio
Bill WAUGH, originally an engineer, took to painting on holiday and soon became a full time artist and his success as a county golfer led him to painting golfing watercolours. He has painted many of the world's leading courses including those hosting the Open Championships at Royal Troon, Royal Lytham St Anne's and Muirfield and The Ryder Cup at The Belfry.
Arthur WEAVER (1918-2008) was probably the leading contemporary Golf Artist of his time. He painted many golfing scenes both in Britain and in the USA. Originals hang at St Andrews and in the USGA museum and many have been successfully reproduced as Limited Edition prints
As a painter, David Weston is well known for his wide variety of subjects. Among his most favorite themes are landscapes, seascapes, interiors and exteriors of great houses and transport subjects especially steam train rail art.He is perhaps best known for the latter; indeed, he is regarded by many as one of the foremost British painters in the transport art field. David's work is enjoyed by many including His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, who invited David to Buckingham Palace for an informal discussion that centered on David's paintings, and the theme of industry and art.
WILLIAMS, Alfred Sheldon
Alfred Sheldon Williams (fl 1867-1881) was the father of Inglis Sheldon Williams who was also an artist. Alfred was a farmer and illustrator living in Winchfield, Hampshire. He exhibited four paintings at the Royal Academy and specialised in equestrian subjects.
George Wright (1860-1942), a painter of coaching and hunting scenes, a number of which were exhibited at The Royal Academy and elsewhere from 1892
WRIGHT, J Franklin
J Franklin Wright is generally regarded as Canada's foremost marine artist, specialising in ship portraits. He is influential for his explorations into the sparsely documented history of Canada's shipbuilding industry. More recently he has broadened his scope to include famous vessels from other parts of the world. His editions have received medals of distinction and his paintings are in many important private and corporate collections throughout the world
He has been strongly influenced by the great Dutch and British marine painters to whom he is so often compared. His paintings reflect both strong pictorial organisation and attention to detail. His style is based on clear precise drawing, luminous lighting effects and fluidity of water. He has been called a 'master of sea and sky'
J Franklin Wright has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London, The Royal Institiute of Oil Painters, the American Society of Marine Painters and is a member of the International Society of Marine Painters in Florida. He is the only Canadian included in the influential marine volume , 20th Century British Marine Paintings, by Denys Brook-Hart.