Pauls love of motor racing is expressed in his vibrant use of colour and dynamic compositions. Complex crowd scenes and dramatic action filled canvases have established this young artist at the head of his field.
He was enthusiastically praised, by Roy Salvadori, at the prestigious Maserati sponsored 4th International Motoring and Motor Racing Art Competition for the way he portrayed the Monaco scene that captured Dove the first prize. The judging panel also included Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, Jackie Oliver and the actor Rowan Atkinson who is an avid motor racing fan.
Dove’s winning performance has proved to be the ideal exposure for this young Cornish based artist. Paul’s paintings now feature in various collections around the world as well as the U.K. including the Haynes Motor Museum and the Wheatcroft family.
Paul’s talent has moved on and his paintings are not just accurate representational illustrations of motor races. They are works of art that give life and feeling as if you are actually watching the race for your self, as if you are part of the crowd.
Dove works predominantly in oil, starting with thumbnail sketches worked up from various reference
materials ranging from books and film footage of the various great races of the past.
Paul Dove is an extremely talented artist who belies his years with the maturity with which he handles both difficult compositions and his expert handling of paint. His attention to detail is remarkable and that is why you can keep coming back to his paintings time and time again and keep seeing something fresh each time.