25 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PORSCHE ART PAINTINGS BY TOP AUTOMOTIVE ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD! The iconic Porsche designs have inspired many artists. Each of them portraying the cars in their own unique way. Curated by Marcel Haan at CarArtSpot, this list shows a fine selection of some of the best Porsche art that make a mark on the current automotive fine art scene. A few of these artists will be immediately recognizable but all make an honorable tribute to Porsche.
#1 Dan McCrary – “Fun Haus Mirror” Porsche 356
Dan McCrary is the master of watercolour and car art. He enjoys doing reflections, like the nice 356 Coupe with the reflection of a 904 that happened to be “next door”….
#2 David Purvis - 356 Reflections
David Purvis is a British automotive artist who loves to paint classic cars in contemporary scenes. Check the reflection of the Porsche in the lacquer.
#3 Richard Wheatland - Richard Lloyd Racing 956 at Le Mans in 1985
An oil on canvas painted back in 2007 by Richard Wheatland. He finds the inspiration for his work at automotive events.
#4 Juan Carlos Ferrigno - Porsche 917 - Blue
This is such a masterpiece, the background and the body of the car melted into one. Less is more and in this case the artist left the body out of the painting. Our brain will just generate the body for us. Juan Carlos Ferrigno is developing a more abstract style and this a spectacular example.
#5 Klaus Wagger - Monza ‘71
Klaus Wagger was voted into the prestigious Automotive Fine Arts Society in 2013. He says about his art “It’s not the idea of the car, it’s the movement, noise, being dynamic.”
#6 Andrea Del Pesco Porsche 917 Le Mans 1970 Steve McQueen
Italian artist Andrea Del Pesco. His focus is on capturing the speed and the beauty of the aerodynamic lines.
#7 Dennis Hoyt – Porsche 917
Dennis Hoyt belongs to the top of automotive fine art. This stunning Porsche 917 is carved out of two pieces of wood. The carving, cutting and sanding took over 6 month.
#8 Keith Collins - tapestry
Something totally different; a Porsche tapestry made out of thousands of small parts. Keith Collins’ art is collected by people like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicolas Cage and Jack Nicholson.
#9 Martin Heukeshoven - Porsche 356
Martin Heukeshoven does not just make car models, his art tells a story to trigger your fantasy.
#10 Michele Leonello Porsche 917 Le Mans – Jo Siffert
Car designer and automotive artist Michele Leonello shows his passion in energetic paintings using the “dripping style”. For the book “Tutte Le Porsche” he painted over 200 Porsches. Currently he is designing the livery of many Porsche race cars.
#11 Mike Zeller – Porsche 911 Poster for Euro Auto Festival
This Porsche painting was done for a large automotive event in the USA where Mike Zeller is famous for his watercolours and photos.
#12 Nicola Wood - JD’s Porsche
The grand dame of automotive art Nicola Wood has a photo realistic style and often adds romantic elements like satin curtains and leopard prints.
#13 Niels van Roij – Porsche
Several designers also create art. Where car designs are always a compromise, art does not have these kind of boundaries. Niels van Roij is definitely a designer and artist to watch in the coming years.
#14 Patrick Brunet – Morrison Hotel
Yeah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Yeah, we're goin' to the roadhouse
We're gonna have a real good time
Roadhouse Blues THE DOORS
Car Art inspired by lyrics, like this one by the doors. Patrick Brunet did a series on that with his unique style of drawing.
#15 Paul Chenard – Porsche 911 Targa Florio 1973 Herbert Müller
Paul Chenard is a familiar face at British automotive events. He considers himself a historian who happens to tell his stories through his art.
#16 Tony Crampton – Porsche 993 Targa in Hong Kong
Hong Kong based Tony Crampton uses mixed media to create his art combining photography, computer editing and actual painting to achieve these kind of spectacular results.
#17 Roger Blanchard – Porsche 356 Carrera 2
Roger Blanchard is a master in painting the reflections in the lacquer of cars like this Porsche 356 Carrera 2. See how the flagstone wall reflects on the side and the clouds in the headlights.
#18 Stefan Marjoram – Porsche 917 1970
Stefan Marjoram has a fast style of sketching cars, highlighting only the characteristic parts of a car. Beside a talented artist, he is also a professional photographer and video specialist.
#19 Miha Furlan
Miha Furlan is an artist from Slovenia. He combines detailed cars with a more abstract background.
#20 Stéphane Dufour – Porsche 356 Sculpture
The pure essence of the Porsche 356 captured in a handmade sculpture. Artist Stéphane created a range of Porsche sculptures including the 917 and the GT.
#21 Uli Ehret
German artist Uli Ehret combines his passion for painting in watercolour with a passion for cars.
#22 Timothy Raines – Porsche Team Seattle
In a way the art by Timothy Raines looks like pointillism but at the same time it is a kind of action painting. The results are vibrant paintings bursting of the canvas.
#23 Kelly Telfer - Porsche 917
Kelly Telfer is another artist with a very dynamic style. Here showing the Porsche 917 and the tail blurring with the background doing over 200km per hour.
#24 Tim Layzell – “Catch that Whale”
Layzell’s signature style is using strong strokes and lines to emphasize the speed of the cars.
#25 Charles Maher – “Standing in the shadows”
It looks like this Porsche is making its appearance on stage with the black curtains dramatically opening. Great use of dark and light by Charles Maher.