CARS AND THINGS THAT GO
I have been painting large portraits of cars and other objects since the 80’s. Years later I find that observational painting is still the purest way for me to engage in the act of painting, still the most intense way to really see, and to blessedly lose my “monkey brain” thoughts completely. They are done on site, not from photographs. I find that with focused attention on an object a kind of “I and Thou” special relationship develops and the object becomes anthropomorphized.
The freedom to leave distortions both in shape and color that inevitably happen in my interpretive style have been inspired by expressionists and artists like Philip Guston, Alice Neel and David Hockney’s chair paintings.
To commission a Car or Bike Portrait please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Commissions of a car are 1,000 for a 40×40 and 1200 for 48×48. They are generally done at least partially on location in front of the car.