If you wonder how long it takes to paint one of dem commissioned classic car portraits… Well, just around one minute according to this time lapse video!
On a more serious note – it usually takes one to eight weeks depending on the painting size and my current workload & health. Every so often I build custom size painting support which would add a week or two (between materials delivery and support preparation).
Every so often I get asked whether I exhibit my artwork at Art Shows or Classic & Vintage Car Shows.
Well, I have pocketed a few shows…
Merrion Square ‘Sunday Art’ and Stephen’s Green ‘People’s Art’ throughout 2010… Mosney, Terenure and Dunboyne Vintage & Classic Car shows in 2011… The mecca of Vintage Car lovers – Goodwood Revival in the UK in 2012…
Took a break in 2013 – was injured in a car accident and had to take almost a year off all work… Yet, I still had my first Solo Show in Ireland in Ocotber 2013 (click to see photos and the TV3 feature on my artwork):
If you are one of the lovely visitors who chatted to me during Mosney show, you’d recognize this straight away: Yep, that’s my random humble set up for the day! Was planning to have a beautiful tent, hang all the paintings and Limited Edition Prints properly, have a table for the cards and a chair to catch the rays in… create a small Car Art Gallery for the day!.. Yet, so strong was the wind that i HAD to take the tent down. And then keep covering the paintings with plastic/tent fabric to save them from getting drenched… Life seemed pretty tough for the first couple of hours :-/
Thankfully, the weather picked up and the afternoon was absolutely fantastic (that’s Ireland for you in case you are a faraway reader). Sounds like more commissions are coming my way… Even got a request to paint a rare breed doggie?!..
Big thanks to all the lovely folks who helped me with the tent, the rain cover and the overall support. Classic Car Show crowd is par none!