Art of Motoring 2023

Ayrton Senna by Kevin McNicholas - Art of Motoring Exhibition
Ayrton Senna by Kevin McNicholas

Last month the ninth annual Art of Motoring Exhibition took place in the recently opened Iconic Images Gallery in Waterloo Place a short distance from The Royal Automobile’s clubhouse in Pall Mall. These photographs are just a small selection of some of the superb painting that were on display.

The exhibition has grown substantially from when it first opened in the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery in Pall Mall almost a decade ago, before moving to the Mall Gallery by Admiralty Arch and then into the RAC’s Pall Mall clubhouse more recently.

Lotus Emira by Gavin McMurray - Art of Motoring
Lotus Emira by Gavin McMurray
Alfa Romeo by Gavin McMurray
Alfa Romeo by Gavin McMurray

This year’s exhibition brought together the works of 24 well-known and up and coming motoring artists and sculptors which was open to the public for the first time, making these beautiful pieces of art far more accessible in what has become Europe’s leafing curated automotive art exhibition.

This year’s exhibitors included former Swedish Formula One and Le Mans winner Stefan Johansson, Anna-Louise Felstead, Tim Layzell, Ella Freire, John Ketchell, Paul Howse, Jonny Ambrose, Robin Bark, Juliet Marsh, Simon Britnell, Emma Capener, Neil Collins, Harry Gravett, Brian James, Gavin McMurray, Kevin McNicholas, Gregory Percival, Timothy Potts, Roy Putt, Jean-Yves Tabourot, Martin Tomlinson, Chris Wainwright, Richard Wheatland and Amalgam Models.

Aston Martin DB5 by Simon Britnell - Art of Motoring
Aston Martin DB5 by Simon Britnell
Lotus Esprit by Simon Britnell
Lotus Esprit by Simon Britnell

Artists Tim Layzell, Roy Putt, Martin Tomlinson, Richard Wheatland and John Ketchell have been exhibiting their artwork every single year, along with several other artists who have been at the majority of the previous nine exhibitions.

This year has also seen some new talent showing off their artwork, including Welsh pencil artist Emma Capener along with the exhibition’s youngest artist, the talented 24-year old Harry Gravett. There was also another lady artist Juliet Marsh and the exhibition’s first Scottish artist Gavin McMurray. First-time sculptor Greg Percival was showing his works as was newcomer Alan Thornton.

Lewis Hamilton by Stefan Johansson
Lewis Hamilton by Stefan Johansson
Jean-Yves Tabourot
Jean-Yves Tabourot

Last year’s newcomers were also present, including Anna-Louise Felstead, Richard Neergaard, Andy Shore and Kevin McNicholas. As were previous Art of Motoring discoveries Neil Collins, former McLaren chief sportscar designer Paul Howse and Brian James with his colourful and bold poster art style.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*