A pic with two paintings done during the 2012 Laguna Seca round of GrandAm. The signed Adrian Fernandez piece was done at a Thursday event, the Gainsco car was done at a Gainsco party on Cannery Row on Saturday night. Love them both! I’ve known Adrian for a long time, and Gainsco has been a great client for many years.
What an amazing weekend this year in Amelia Island Fl!
I had a small display area in the lobby of the hotel on Friday and Saturday, made a lot of new friends and got to spend some time with a bunch of old friends. Saturday night I did a painting in the reception area during cocktails before the gala. It featured two of the Prinz Heinrich Benz, one of which was shipped to Amelia from Germany just for this event. Anyway, the painting came out great and after dinner we auctioned it off for $41,000.00!!!
See article on the cars and event:
On Sunday the weather was perfect, and the cars on the lawn were stunning. In the afternoon I did a painting of the beautiful 1973 Brumos Porsche that won the 24 hrs of Daytona. The original chassis was crushed after it returned to Germany, but a beautiful and faithful replica was built (by Ron Thomas, AASE cars) to have ready for this event.
Please note!!!: The Russell Collection Fine Art GAllery is a 3 minute ride from downtown Austin, and there are several restaurants nearby!
RUSSELL COLLECTION HOSTING RECEPTION FOR
RENOWN MOTORSPORT ARTIST BILL PATTERSON
Patterson Painting Live at Popular West 6th St. Gallery on Friday, Nov. 16
AUSTIN, TX (Nov. 11, 2012) – Noted motorsport artist Bill Patterson will be painting live at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery this Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 9 p.m., part of a week-long showing of his Formula One portfolio and coinciding with the inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.
While Patterson’s work will be on display at the Russell Collection from Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, the Russell Collection is hosting a very special reception open to the public this Friday evening. Patterson will be discussing his art work and performing one of his unique live art demonstrations, where he’ll paint an original Formula One-themed piece in front of the reception audience.
“I am doubly thrilled to not only be attending the return of the U.S. Grand Prix, but to partner with a great art gallery in Austin,” said Patterson. “I have been busy developing a new portfolio of works that I’m anxious to share with the F1 community, and the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery will be the perfect way to do that. I hope that we can make Russell a destination for future events at COTA. And my good friends, the Corleys, of Monticello Vineyards have offered to pour some of their amazing Napa Valley wines. I look forward to seeing friends old and new Friday night!”
Gallery owner Lisa Russell is also looking forward to the upcoming events. “We are so honored to represent such an amazing talent as Bill Patterson,” said Russell. And we’re happy that art also has an important role in Austin’s very first Grand Prix.”
Patterson is a fixture in the world of motion sports, having put his distinctive style on motor-racing subjects from Formula One, NASCAR, Indy Car, Le Mans, MotoGP and historic-car racing, as well as capturing the speed and motion of the world of sailing, skiing, tennis, hockey and professional football. He has been the Official Artist at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, Calif., since 2004.
Located at 1137 West 6th Street in downtown Austin, the Russell Collection is a world class gallery filled with museum quality art that sets out to offer something different to the serious art collector in central Texas. The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. Reception RSVPs can be made call calling the gallery at (512) 478-4440, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will shortly add a press release concerning my show in Austin Texas this week for the F1 race.
Here are some of the images that will be included in the show:
Just finished an amazing week at the Sprint Cup weekend in Phoenix and on my way to another amazing week in Austin for F1!
Photos and more info later today!
This year’s reunion should be amazing. The reunion weekend is always mind-boggling, but with the featured marque being the cars of Carroll Shelby it promises to be epic.
I was privileged to paint the cover/poster art shown below. I met Carroll a few times, most recently a few years ago at an Aston-Martin event in Carmel where he signed a painting for me of his victory at Le Mans in 1959. What an amazing career as a driver, team manager, engineer, designer, entrepreneur and heart transplant recipient!!!
See you in the paddock!
On Wednesday night August 1, I was in Columbus Ohio to do a live painting at the inaugural “Rally for the Ranch” event, sponsored by the Bobby Rahal Foundation. Tension level was high most of the day waiting for United to locate and forward my luggage from Toronto which included all my paints and brushes. They showed up at the hotel a few hours before the event.
The event included a very nice car show and the dinner/auction that evening. This was just a few days before the Indycar and ALMS race weekend at nearby Mid-Ohio, and the room was full of some amazing driving talent. The painting commemorated Johnny Rutherford’s win at the very first Indycar race at Mid-Ohio in the beautiful Pennzoil-Chaparral. The painting came out great and was auctioned for $8000.00. It was signed by Johnny, Bobby and Graham Rahal, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Bryan Herta! A lot of Indy 500 wins as drivers and owners on that painting! I was really sorry to leave without getting a high quality picture of it, this is the best I have:
On the Monday after the Red Bull USGP I flew to Toronto for a live art/charity auction, this time at Ohsweken Speedway outside of Hamilton Ontario for a World of Outlaw race. Seriously amazing racing. All the top WoO drivers were there with the addition of one Tony Stewart, so I did a painting combining his “cup” car and his WoO car up in the “cushion”.
It was auctioned during intermission right after he signed it in paint, and very very nicely signed at that. Signing with paint isn’t easy.
What a crazy few weeks! First of all I am launching this all new website that will make it much easier to update with news, this blog, upcoming events, and the newest available originals and limited editions for sale.
As of this post all that is available for sale is the current MotoGP art. The next to load will be F1 and vintage and then all the rest.
So… the Red Bull US Grand Prix was awesome as usual. It started for me at the terrific Dainese store in San Francisco where Nicky Hayden made a promotional appearance. I did a live painting of Nicky
that Nicky not only signed but mugged for photos with a paint brush! A great guy and World Champion! By the way this painting is available, call for pricing!
The weekend was terrific and I started a live painting on Sunday, too late to have a chance to show it off and sell it. I still have some detail to add but I like it!