For the first time ever The Spiralling will be curating a free art exhibition in The Gallery Space at The Island.
For a whole week in October The Spiralling will take over the space and fill it with colours and shapes as the walls are covered in art from different contributors.
Showcaseing the work of the artists that have been featured in The Spiralling.
Including my artwork Dave Walker – http://artistdavewalker.co.uk/gallery.html with just over a month to go things are starting to come together ready for the exhibition.
Please tell your friends and visit this free event from 18:00 hrs the 19th October.
Paul Walker (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor. Paul Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. He gained prominence with breakout roles in coming-of-age and teen films such as She’s All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained international fame for his portrayal of Brian O’Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in five of the next six installments. He also starred in films such as Eight Below, Timeline, Into the Blue, Joy Ride and Running Scared.
Paul Walker Tribute
Paul Walker died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013, alongside friend Roger Rodas. Three films that he was involved in at the time were released posthumously: Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (2014) and Furious 7 (2015).
I was asked to paint a composition that would be a fitting tribute to Paul Walker. The intention was that it could be sold at http://www.ramp-it-up.co.uk , a popular DIY garage and Ramp Hire in Bristol.
I started by sketching out an A4 sized portrait of Paul Walker that I decided to airbrush in monochrome.
Later I added the Nissan Skyline driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious three, this is known amongst fans as Paul’s car so I felt it was a good choice.
The car was initially airbrushed in monochrome so I could ensure the values were correct prior to adding any colour.
The background shows Vin Diesel holding his head in his hands in shock at the news of Paul’s death, over a traffic scene from Tokyo Drift.
Paul was famously quoted “If one day speed kills me, don’t be sad. Because I was smiling”, this quote was added to the painting.
LLimited edition giclee prints of this composition are available for £45
I painted this portrait primarily because I am a fan of the story of Spartacus and all things Roman. My grandfather was the double of Kirk Douglas who played Spartacus in the 1960 film ‘Spartacus’ and I think that’s where my love for the film started. I also wanted a painting that would push my skill levels up and this painting certainly did that.
To read more please visit my Spartacus page.
To purchase prints please visit my etsy shop.
John McGuinness (born 16 April 1972) is an English professional motorcycle racer who competes for the Honda Europe factory racing team in road races like the Isle of Man TT, the North West 200, the Macau Grand Prix and on the short tracks he rides for the Padgett’s Honda Racing Team in the British Superstock and Supersport series.
McGuinness is a specialist Isle of Man TT solo motorcycle rider with 23 wins as of 2015. In 2013, a left-hand bend on the Snaefell Mountain Course used for TT races before the top of Barregarrow on the main A3 road was named McGuinness’s in recognition of his wins, together with Dave Molyneux who was similarly honoured.
McGuinness was part of a motorcycle endurance-racing team called Honda TT Legends, this is the inspiration for this painting.
After winning his 20th TT John rode the course on a Joey Dunlop replica bike wearing the famous yellow helmet and red leathers of the TT legend Joey Dunlop.
I had the great pleasure of meeting John at the NEC Motorcycle Show in 2014 and John was kind enough to sign the original for me. John also went on to sign the first seven of the 50 limited edition giclee prints. Two of these prints have since been gifted to charities of my choice to be auctioned off. Four have been given to close friends of mine as thank you gifts and one is on display at Fowlers Motorcycle Shop in Bristol.
The remaining limited edition prints are available to buy for £45.00 in my Etsy Shop, on eBay or direct from me via email, postage to UK mainland is free.
The story behind the ‘War for Four’ is simple, I wanted to paint a multiple bike, portrait combination composition, so the original idea was a triple portrait. At the time three riders were in the running to win the BSB Moto GP for their fourth time. However after the penultimate round it was down to just two riders and so that is why the painting was done as a double portrait.
To read more please visit my War for For page.
To purchase prints please visit my etsy shop.