Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A HUGGGGEEEEEE Congrats to my very talented friend Jeff Williams for making it into Bicycle Times! Jeff has been painting forever and his love of cycling has pushed him into making some beautiful artwork. He has recently been traveling to different cycling related shows selling prints and finally was noticed by some very well known folks. I have some of his prints that are waiting to be framed and are going to be displayed in the new shop, with a possible visit from Jeff at the upcoming Art of the Bike night including art, bikes, music, and drinks at the Wheel Werks.
To see Jeff's art up close is unreal. The colors used immediately grab your attention and draw you into the subject matter of the painting as if you were almost there. The paint is thick and has a great texture as well. I love the vintage subject matter such as the epic duel between Coppi and Bobet at the Giro (look up the original photo and then look at Jeff's version....awesome), steel bikes, quill stems, down tube shifters, metal water bottles....a part of cycling which has been outdated but not forgotten!! My love of the traditional side of cycling is perfectly captured in Jeff's artwork.
He is selling canvas prints of his work (not limited to what I have shown) for a very reasonable price. If you are interested let me know and I can get you in touch with him to get some art!!!
Again, Congrats Jeff!