Son of Indy©
When Dad qualified 18th for the 1954 Indianapolis 500, I was too young to appreciate where he was much less what impact his driving in this historic race would have on my brother and I.
It is why after an injury had me set my golf clubs aside for a while, I decided to try my hand at painting art and that motorsports (auto racing) was where I started.
AJ Foyt’s 1977 Coyote, the car he won his 4th 500 with, was my first painting.
I found myself doing another, then another race car. Without realizing it, I suddenly found myself drawn in by the visual wonder of cars generally: the awe of light rippling over the contours, the luster of color, the elegant sensual lines, the rumble of motors, the feel of speed. Their history… all of it.
My goal: recreate in art all that’s exciting, exhilirating about auto racing, automobiles, aircraft and other wonders found in this world, this life. Life’s too short not to enjoy it, more so, in sharing it with others.