The Motor Racing Art of Nicholas Watts

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David Bull Publishing, 2000 - Automobile racing in art - 160 pages
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World-renowned motorsports artist Nicholas Watts presents defining moments from the world's greatest races in this retrospective of his work. His scenes from pre- and post-war Grand Prix and sports car competition are prized for their historical accuracy and unmatched realism.

In this beautifully presented volume the artist describes his working methods, shares anecdotes from drivers and team personalities, and explains the extensive research that helps determine the composition of each painting. Details from paintings, pencil sketches, and color studies provide further insight into the drafting process.

The background stories Watts recounts about the creation of his paintings are as rich as the subjects he portrays. His commentary is insightful, humorous, often elegiac, and unfailingly direct. In the end, he presents the reader with a book that is as much about his love of motor racing as it is his evocative paintings.

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