Professional car and yacht designer turned Church of England minister and artist. Here's an introduction to Reverend Adam Gompertz also known as REVS ART - the Scribbling Vicar.
After graduating from Coventry University’s transportation design program Adam Gompertz immediately went to work for MG Rover as an exterior designer. Unfortunately the company shut its doors in 2004 and was later sold to Chinese bidders, so that role didn’t last very long. He soon joined Design Storz.
Over the next 10 years Gompertz worked as an automotive and yacht designer with well established companies and lectured at Coventry University while working various freelance roles. His last post was with Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke Design department.
But those days are over.... In 2011 he decided to become a Church of England minister and began training to become a vicar. He is now curate in Lichfield diocese, but his love of cars and design has never waned…
“I am a lover of many things automotive and of a creator God, who delights in creation and beauty,” Gompertz says as he explains the reasons for creating his his automotive artwork. “The artwork is a way of combining the two, giving thanks to my creator and enjoying the process of creation.”
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.
Photographer Lou Boileau joins the Historic Car Art selection of highly acclaimed artists. View the full collection here. Lou talks to Rupert Whyte of Historic Car Art about his background, influences and story telling of vintage race tracks. Monza old circuit banking, shot on film in 2006 is a typical example of Lou's work. [captio ...