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Artist Barry Rowe (1938-2022) Atmosphere and Light

I knew Barry for many years and wrote this article about him in 2021 for Automobilia Resource Magazine. Barry passed away on 25th June (2022) having suffered with Parkinson’s disease for a number of years. He was one of the people who inspired me to run my marathon trilogy for Parkinson’s UK this year. He will be sadly missed. Rupert Whyte.The South of France. The feeling of the sun on your face, the smell of provencale lavender in your nose. As …

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Geo Ham – Motorsport Poster Boy

The dramatic illustration of a blue Bugatti with its scarfed driver charging into the Mediterranean sunshine from the tunnel during the Monaco Grand Prix must be one of the most famous grand prix poster images, not just of the 1930’s, but of all time.Geo Ham was 32 when he received this first of many commissions from the Automobile Club de Monaco for illustrations to adorn their posters in what was to become the jewel in the crown of grand prix…

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The Turners – Father and Son

Encouraged by his father, a talented amateur artist, Michael Turner started submitting his motor sport sketches to Motor magazine in the late 1940’s. After school, a year at art college and 2 years Army National Service Michael was employed at a commercial art studio in London in 1954 where for 3 years he specialised in car advertising and brochures. Whilst learning the trade he developed his motorsport paintings and in 1957 went freelance.[cap…

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Artist Paul Dove – An abundance of movement, atmosphere and a clever use of lighting…

Counting Gordon Crosby and Terence Cuneo amongst your biggest influences is always going to stand you in good stead as motoring artist as long as you have the skill to carry it off… luckily Paul Dove has it in abundance.Although Dove studied art at college in his late teens he confesses that much of his technique is self taught. Buoyed by the confidence that winning the prestigious 2001 International Motoring Art competition at only 19 gave Dov…

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