Roy Putt studied drawing and graphic design at Bournemouth College of Art and worked for a time in an advertising agency and then as a freelance until the rock band, in which he played bass guitar, secured a recording contract and he switched to being a professional musician.
After years of touring Putt decided to concentrate on building a career in motoring art and he is now a regular exhibitor at prestigious events across Europe. His work has featured in both Octane and Classic and Sports Car magazines, and he has been selected as the official artist for Salon Privé in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Putt's paintings celebrate a bygone era of grace, sophistication and elegance, each with it's own narrative and easily identifiable style.
"I've always admired the work of J.C. Leyendecker the most celebrated American Illustrator of the early 20th Century, and his work of the 1930's influences mine today" says Putt.
With a portfolio of private and corporate clients Putts paintings hang in collections Worldwide, and are on permanent display at the Historic Car Art Gallery in the UK. Enquiries from new clients are always welcomed and Putt relishes the challenge of interpreting fresh briefs into celebrated pieces of artwork.
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.
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 wi ...