Tim Layzell Automotive Art



I really love this work from young British artist Tim Layzell.

Tim was born into a family with a passionate interest in historic motor sport. While still in the pram he was taken to Vintage Sports Car Club events at famous venues like Silverstone, Prescott and Shelsley Walsh. He showed an early interest in drawing what he saw – sketching Bugattis, ERAs and Alfa Romeos at the age of 3 – and with family encouragement gradually developed his skills, working first in pastel and pencils before moving on to oils and acrylic paints.

In 1995, at the age of 13, Tim entered and won the British Racing Driver’s Club’s prestigious Young Motoring Artist Award, open to artists up to the age of 23.

Part of his prize was to have his winning paintings – of the winning C Type Jaguar during a pit stop at the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours race, and Duncan Hamilton drifting through one of Silverstone’s fast corners in an HWM – exhibited alongside some of the World’s greatest motoring artists at that year’s Coys International Historic Festival at Silverstone.

This article was originally published on Motorsport Retro.

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