Yellow Ferrari 458 painting by a mouse

This is one of the most recent paintings that I have made. It is airbrushed using PPG automotive paint on an aluminium panel and measures 102.4cm x 150.7cm. Here you can see the process of making a Hyperrealistic painting. Included in this one is a little friend of mine who lives in the studio.

Years ago I worked as a waiter in the officer’s mess of a military base in London. Hanging on the walls were some spectacular paintings by Terrance Cuneo, an English painter famous for his scenes of railways, horses and military action. He was also the official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. After months of admiring these masterpieces someone informed me that the artist always discreetly painted a mouse in his artwork, and whenever I would find one of them it was very exciting.

For years I included a paw print in my artwork as I used to have dogs. Recently while working late one night I spotted a mouse running through my studio so have decided to include him into the painting. He can be seen in the corner with his own easel set up and creating a mouse sized masterpiece of the car as seen from his point of view. Since then I have bought a few pet mice to keep him company and he comes to visit them every night, and sometimes day when he thinks I’m not looking.

This painting is finished with a high gloss lacquer and a slim aluminium frame, ready to hang on the wall and become the talking point of any room. So if you like it don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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