Acclaimed artist Rob Pointon to create picture perfect scene at Donington World Superbikes
Renowned British artist Rob Pointon will create a stunning piece of artwork during the Donington Park World Superbike race event this weekend (26-28 May).
The Staffordshire-based painter specialises in scenes with plenty of movement and big crowds, and has recently created artwork at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, scenes from the Rugby World Cup, the UCI Road World Championships in Qatar and horse racing at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong.
Rob will pitch his easel and canvas in the spectator areas at Donington Park, as he looks to capture the unique motion created by the 200 miles per hour World Superbikes, while also replicating the emotions of the large crowds expected at Donington this weekend.
The artist encourages fan interaction, and thrives off feedback from people watching as he creates his artwork. Spectators will be able to take information away with them, and poster prints of the artwork will be available in the weeks after the event.
Pointon has been painting since he was young, inspired by his artist grandmother and graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University before going on to study at the Royal Drawing School in London. He turned professional in 2006 and is a regular exhibitor and award winner, recently crowned the winner of the Haworth Prize at Mall Galleries in London.
World Superbikes is Donington Park’s biggest motorsport event of the year, and the circuit is set to welcome tens of thousands of motorsport fans across the three days.
Rob Pointon commented: “I love painting action-packed scenes, and will relish the challenge of trying to capture the tremendous speeds of the Superbikes tearing around Donington. I have been looking at Art Deco motor racing posters, and hope to paint a present day version, amongst the crowds and race day atmosphere.”
Tickets for the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park will be available upon arrival at the circuit throughout the event, while children aged 13 and under go free. For more information, click here.