Brian Redman – a talented racer, who survived a massive crash at the pick of his career. Always with a smile and great charm. Brien’s is the one of a true British elegance and humble success stories. He is usually accompanied by his absolutely beautiful wife. Traveling around the US with the automobilia car events, races, and vintage car shows teach one to appreciate having such person nearby.
We meet closer at Monterey car week in California. Particularly at the Laguna Seca Vintage Race.
The portrait I painted of Brian was signed and copy on canvas was given away for a charity auction, that both Brian and myself committed to.
Later I decided to make a bigger piece of him. Brian raced at Targo Florio in 1970. That was a very unique race, as it was going through the mountainous Italian island of Sicily and was held entirely on the public roads. For this event, Porsche introduced their new car, the light and nimble 908/03. Pole position went to the Wyer 908/03 of Jo Siffert/Brian Redman, followed by the official works 908/03 of Vic Elford/Hans Herrmann.
I thought it made a great story for a larger painting. In fact, Brian wrote a great book based on his memories of racing career, that I became obsessed about.
See the complete painting, with a chance to purchase the original or a copy here:
Here’s how the process looked:
Painting Targo Florio 70′ – depicts Brian Redman on the way down to Cerda in the Porsche 908
See the final product and buy the original painting here: http://www.steveaustinsautomobiliaandtravel.com/masha.html
See more paintings at: Createdbymasha.com
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