Neil Collins works from old photographs and likes to research period colours to ensure that details are correct. Neil’s first national exhibition was at the RAC Art of Motoring in 2016 where his water colours found a ready market. Since then he has developed both his style and his client base. The clean lines of Neil’s pictures reflect a lifetime in design disciplines. The translucent and free flowing qualities of water colour give an immediacy to Neil’s work.
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 ...