Sculpture, Original Works of Art & Limited Edition Prints 
Search

The Epic Duel - Original

by Anthony Dobson

£5,800.00
This original is available to buy.

Please telephone or email for full details.

Telephone 01425 655576 | Email post@collierdobson.com

DESCRIPTION

  • Original, Oil on Canvas
  • Signed by Anthony Dobson
  • Image, 75.0 x 150.0cm approximately
  • Framed, 80.0 x 155.0cm approximately

This original oil painting by Anthony Dobson is framed in a hand finished frame and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

WHAT IS HAND FINISHED FRAMING?

Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting.  To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.

For Anthony's work we have chosen a 25mm wide frame with a stained black finish over which a wax is applied.  The frame style is called a 'tray' frame.  This is because the canvas sits inside the frame with a small gap between the edge of the canvas and the frame.  The front of the frame is level with the surface of the painting rather than the frame covering the front edge of the painting as is more usual.  This allows the frame to provide a border for the image without encroaching or dominating it.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1971 Anthony's interest in Formula One meant evenings spent drawing fast cars rather than doing homework, a rebellion that paid off when his first painting sold in 1989 leading to a spate of commissions from private individuals, car manufacturers and racing personalities.

Anthony turned down a place at university to study Graphic Design in order to work on further commissions. Since then, Anthony has worked on the business side of the art world as framer, printer and publisher. Working commercially with artists and building up portfolios for clients cannot have failed to add to his keen eye for colour, line and form.

With a flair for the commercial, technological and creative side of art it is not surprising that Formula One has remained an obsession – a sport that embodies the ultimate fusion of cutting- edge technology, physical fitness and high-octane glamour. Working exclusively in oils, Anthony paints a moment in time on the track, capturing that split second where a car passes the spectator with such speed that the surrounding landscape seems to elongate as if pulled along by the sheer power of the car.

Detailed but not overworked Anthony uses paint in such a way that it carries the smell and sounds of the track, the grip of the tyres, the stress of the engines, the pressure of competing on the edge.

 

See all works by: Anthony Dobson
Scroll to top