When Sports Car Digest stumbled upon Roger Blanchard’s automotive paintings at this spring’s Euros at the Fair, we were struck by Blanchard’s detailed comprehension of a wide variety of subject matter, as his art ranges from a Maserati 250F to a Bonneville streamliner to a Porsche 917.
And of course, we were also struck by the fact that his art work was very good.
Automotive artist Roger Blanchard has been a professional artist for 20 years, although cars have been a lifelong interest for the North Carolina-based artist. He reports that he has been, “honing my skills since grade school when drawing cars and airplanes sometimes replaced the math I was supposed to be doing. I still have a scrapbook I made in grade school.”
Blanchard continues, “I have been lucky enough to have had my artwork in some of the automotive magazines, won a few awards, and got to hang with some cool car guys while doing it. Automobiles have always been a special part of my life. I like to share that through my art.”
Blanchard is modest about his achievements, as his work has appeared in several magazines, including Road & Track, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile and the DuPont Registry. He has done poster art for Ault Park Concours (2008), Hilton Head Concours (2006), New York International Auto Show (2002) and Meadowbrook Historic Races (2002). Additionally, Blanchard will be the featured artist at this year’s prestigious Radnor Hunt Concours.
For more information about Roger Blanchard’s automotive art, visit www.rogerblanchard.com.
While SCD has highlighted some of our favorite paintings, make sure to check out his site to find your favorites.
Automotive Art by Roger Blanchard – Photo Gallery
[Source: Roger Blanchard]