One glance at John Ketchell’s spectacular paintings and its clear from his Impressionist style that speed motivates him. “I’ll paint anything that moves” he explains “I’ve done speedboats, aircraft and horses in a polo-themed series, but cars are my first love.” Ketchell has always been mad about motors.
Many artist’s would be intimidated by the prospect of depicting a wet race, but not Ketchell: “There’s something about racing in the rain or at night, or both together. I love the atmosphere with the spray and the reflections from the lights.“
Historic Car Art has been operating from it's rural Derbyshire base since 2004. A business built over time from a passion for cars, their history and the racing exploits of drivers and manufacturers combined with a great interest in how this has all been depicted over the years in both artwork and promotional advertising.
The founder of the company believes very strongly in bringing high quality products and a first class personal service to its clients. This approach means that Historic Car Art is now a leader in the acquisition and supply of original automotive art and vintage posters, building collections for discerning private and corporate clients worldwide.
Alongside this Historic Car Art publishes the highest quality fine art prints by leading automotive artists. Using only the best materials each print is produced in small limited edition runs and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Monday 31st October sees the opening of the 2nd Royal Automobile Club Art of Motoring Exhibition. Historic Car Art is proud to be playing a major role in the Art of Motoring Exhibition which will showcase artwork from leading British motoring and motor racing artists and form part of London Motor Week. Artists showing work include John Ketchell, Pe ...