Motorsport Artist - Martin Tomlinson

As a motorsport artist Martin Tomlinson has a passion which gives him the ‘feel’ and in-depth knowledge of his subjects.

Martin specialises in painting life-like representations of racing and sports cars. He has exhibited paintings at Silverstone, Le Mans and the Goodwood Festival of Speed and London’s West End.

He has always been passionate about all things motorsport and for as long as he can remember has sketched and painted racing cars.

This passion for racing started when he went to a meeting at Crystal Palace in the early 1950’s. Since then, apart from Farina and Ascari he has seen every single F1 World Champion in action!  Martin has raced and has even attempted commentating at Brands Hatch! This background and passion gives Martin the ‘feel’ and the in-depth knowledge of the subject a necessity for a motorsport artist .

Martin works in gouache and paintings vary in size, but generally the finished item (without frame) will measure in the region of 500 x 350mm. The actual proportions will depend on the subject matter. Larger paintings are possible.

He currently paints in two styles;

The traditional style which features a specific car/driver combination at a particular event. For those who own classic or historic racing or sports cars this could mean that the painting could feature the owner/driver at a historic meeting or if the car has a history the car in period.

More recently he has developed a more graphic style. This features a static car where the limited background consists mainly of the manufacturers badge and one or two items which relate to that specific car. Take a look at

Martin can also work in pencil and a pencil sketch will cost less than a painting as they do not take as long to create. 

To commission a painting or drawing of your car or your favourite racing memory, contact Martin a motorsport artist who knows subject  inside out.

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