Geoff Bolam has long been interested in car design, particularly the flamboyant designs from the Art Deco period and the evocative styling of post war sports cars. Bolam had been thinking for some time of creating a collection of artworks that paid homage to work of the designers, the beauty of the forms and design detailing.
“The lightbulb moment came when I thought about using Aluminium instead of canvas or board as a painting surface” says Bolam. “These vehicles often had Aluminium bodywork so it felt very appropriate and opened up lots of possibilities to use the metal as part of the composition and to introduce a sculptural quality to my work.”
Using oils and glazes on specially fabricated aluminium panels Bolam applies different surface treatments to make the aluminium panel part of the artwork. Some areas are polished, other areas are etched with acid or textured to introduce features of the car or elements of the background.
The final combined effect is stunning and unique with each artwork reacting to the lighting and position of the viewer to bring it to life.
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.
The Art of Motoring Exhibition supported by the Royal Automobile Club is an event running from 31st October to 5th November in the heart of London, close to the Royal Automobile Club’s Pall Mall Clubhouse. The exhibition curated by Rupert Whyte of Histo ...