Every once in a while I come across artwork that really excites me. I had that feeling when I found Pat Cleary's work a couple of days back.
Pat who lives in the Lake District in the north west of England has an interest in painting a number of different subject matters. The one that's of particular to me is his cycling inspired work.
It's obvious from his paintings of great moments from pro cycling history that Pat knows his stuff when it comes to bike racing.
The paintings below are a sample of Pat's work along with his descriptions of each piece:
Tour de France 1998 Marco Pantani (Mercatone Uno) attacks the Ullrich group on the Col de Galibier during his epic stage 15 ride from Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes. The high point of a tragic career..
Fausto Coppi (Italia) and Gino Bartoli (Italia) share a bidon in the Alps.
Bernard Hinault (La Vie Claire), Sean Kelly (Skil) and Greg LeMond (La Vie Claire) descending the Alps.
Chris Boardman (Gan) on his first yellow jersey ride in the prologue at Lille, Tour de France 1994.
Eventual winner for the third successive time Louison Bobet (France) with Raphael Geminiani (France) battling to bring back Charly Gaul (Luxembourg) in the Alps.
Hennie Kuiper (Aernoudt) et al in the hell of the north before going on to win alone by over a minute.
I think you'll agree, great paintings that bring back such fantastic moments. To find out more about Pat Cleary's art, including further detail on the prices of his pieces, click here.