Formula 1

Alonso at Spa Francorchamps 2011
Alonso at Spa Francorchamps 2011

Ferrari F150. oil on canvas 46x36cm 2012

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Jenson, Shanghai 2009
Jenson, Shanghai 2009

oil on canvas 38x20cm (15x8") 2009

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Jim Clark, Lotus Ford 49
Jim Clark, Lotus Ford 49

Silverstone 1967. Acrylic on canvas 45x35cm (18x14") 2006

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Alonso at Spa Francorchamps 2011
Alonso at Spa Francorchamps 2011

Ferrari F150. oil on canvas 46x36cm 2012

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I have a weakness for racing cars, something carried from boyhood, it gives me a warm feeling of nostalgia and escape. I in no way endorse or seek to promote the brands involved, it is the pure aesthetics of the cars and the heroics of the drivers that inspire me.

Just for fun I thought I would paint some Formula 1 cars, confident I could manage the scenery at least. The new palette of colours and challenges of rendering these definite forms proved both absorbing and profitable. Expect more soon.

 

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