Frederic Dams is a professional car designer who for the past 10 years has worked for one of England's most prestigious luxury performance car makers. Currently working in Crewe as a senior designer on the interior team, he has contributed to the majority of cars in this legendary manufacturer's current line-up, and was lead designer for the interior of the brand's best selling model.
"I am fortunate to be able to work at the forefront of automotive design, and it's my passion for cars and artwork that has pushed me to get to where I am today. I have grown to love the beauty of the automobile in its many forms, in particular the classic and historic..."
Although Dams has sketched, drawn and painted pieces using traditional materials, he prefers the tools of modern day car design, which in the 21st Century automotive industry means state of the art digital tablets and illustration software. All of Dams' artwork is now produced this way: "Working on a virtual, digital canvas gives me the freedom to work with any substrate or medium I wish to use. Not having physical material constraints allows for infinite creative possibilities."
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.
Historic Car Art will host two artists painting live at the next Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble on 28th April. The gallery will be taking up residence in the Old Ammunition Store (Building 123 next to the offices) and showcasing artwork ...