I've always loved cars, and got the idea for this series when I visited the owner of the two Buicks. His house/barn was filled with cars in many incarnations, and his passion for all parts of the restoration and rebuilding process was an inspiration. I also was fascinated with the story of the two Buicks and knew that the stories of "lost and found" cars would be at least as interesting as the paintings.

"Lost & Found" premiered in October of 2006, and I have continued to paint car portraits since that time. My recent visit to Havana, and the new series "Havana-59" series, was inspired by this series and reflections of my first car, a '52 Plymouth, and all those other old American cars I never got a chance to own.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Day on the Farm

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
Price: $3,500

Russ Myers owns several antique trucks and cars including several restored custom cars and street rods from the 1950s. Each year Russ hosts an event at his farm to raise money for a high school scholarship fund. The black truck in the rear is inscribed with his company's name, "Alan Myers."

Garage at Night, a.k.a. CARavaggio

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 32"
Price $3,100

Madden and Ryan's Garage is known in the area for the exquisite cars it restores and services.

In the evening hours, when all is put away, the garage appears like a Santa's workshop for men with an eclectic mix shadowed by the ambient light of the fluorescents.