Ella Freire is a silk screen printer based at her studio in London. After working for many years as an interior designer, Ella returned to her love of art and especially screen printing. Having a passion for classic cars, amongst other vintage and architectural interests, she was inspired to produce her limited edition print collection of classic and super car artworks and has been working on these for the last few years.
Ella also works on creating many commissions of one off bespoke pieces for private car and motorbike collectors and for several classic car showrooms here and abroad
Stories of her Grandfather Aubrey Esson Scott, racing his Bugatti in the 1930's and also racing in the 1934 Mille Miglia in an Aston Martin, has fuelled her interest in these wonderful classic cars!
The shapes and style of these beautifully designed cars are a huge inspiration to Ella. After a lot of experimenting with her printing process to achieve her signature style, this now allows her to highlight specific areas of the wonderful chrome detailing of each car, in a simple deconstruction of colours, which is then built back up using a layering mix of metallic, gloss and matt substrates. These prints are then framed in flame polished acrylic with an aluminium backing.
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.
With a true obsession for elegant designs, Patrick Redmond is the founder and owner of Rear View Prints. In his pursuit to understand the process and history of creativity, he’s travelled the world looking for craftsmanship in hidden places. With a collection of new prints exclusively available from Historic Car Art, Patrick talks to Rupert Why ...