I grew up in Scotland and moved to the US in 2000 and call Colorado home. From 1995 I’ve been a competitive cyclist racing in Scotland, England, USA, and Mexico. I’ve won 4 US national championships as a track cyclist and a UCI master world championship in 2018. Professionally, I’m a licensed architect and have spent my career working in architecture and construction project management.
When I was in primary and secondary school in the UK one of my strengths was always art (definitely NOT art history). I always gravitated towards technical/complex images vs abstract/still life, although I do really like landscapes. Roll on 20 years, I had barely touched a paintbrush other than walls in our house, or our fence. When Covid started to appear in early 2020 I decided that it would be good to tackle a painting to maintain sanity while working from home. I would spend my lunch hours and late evenings tackling a 24″x36″ painting on Max Verstappen/Red Bull. It wasn’t productive to work in short stints, but it was still good for me.
In mid November 2020 I was laid off from my job on a Thursday with my final day being Friday the 13th! So appropriate for 2020, right? I had posted a progress photo of my Verstappen painting on Reddit (r/formula1) and within 12 hours it had more than 7,000 upvotes. Hmm, maybe I should get prints made! On Friday, November 13, 2020 I dropped off the original to be professional captured, had prints made, and haven’t looked back.
All prints for sale here are printed professionally in Denver, Colorado on Moab Entrada 300gsm 22.5 mil archival paper (cotton) with archival ink. Prints are individually signed and numbered. if you desire a specific number, please provide info when ordering and I will do what I can to accommodate requests (depending on availability). If you have a first, second, and third choice, that would be helpful. Prints will be shipped from Colorado, USA.