Open Throttle Art
Catching a Wire
His fathers son
I combine my artistic skills, technical knowledge, and passion for engineering to create artwork that represents the beauty of modern and classic vehicles. Much of my work has been commissioned by the owners of classic cars and motorcycles, with my work depicting the artistry of their treasured vehicles. During the lock down period, I was able to expand my subject focus to include aircraft, maritime and historic rail with considerable success.
One of the most enjoyable elements of my work is attending shows and festivals. I enjoy sharing experiences with the vehicle owners and learning about what makes their vehicle unique to them. Then expressing that essence of the vehicle`s individual qualities in paint. I always demonstrate my painting skills at events, it’s a way of engaging with the public and If youngsters are interested, I give them the chance to raise a paint brush and contribute to the work.
Sometimes I am approached with a faded, crumpled photo of a relative with their cherished classic vehicle. I am thrilled that families trust me with the task of transforming these battered images into a piece of art, that acts as a fitting tribute to their loved one for the family to enjoy for many years to come.
My artistic mission is to create high quality artwork with automotive, aviation, maritime and historic rail themes. My work is highly detailed, expressing the artistic forms of these vehicles in a tribute to their designers and builders. My work has been described as “Engineering Artistry”.
My vision is to bringing delight to classic vehicle devotees. To achieve this by accurately depicting the form, and artistry of vehicle designs, and where composition allows, impart a sensation of speed.
My key artistic inspirations are movement, speed, and detail. After all, the primary purpose of the vehicles I paint is movement, and for many of them, movement at speed. It gives me a real sense of achievement to impart that sense of speed whist retaining the detail necessary to identity the individual subject vehicles. It’s a balancing act I take great pleasure in performing.
My main medium is oil on canvas. The use of this medium gives me an opportunity to achieve a greater depth of texture and interaction with light in my work. In addition, fine linen canvases and oil paints give an excellent level of clarity for the detail that I try and capture in my art.