I pimped and sold this 1950's Bob Jackson adding lots of leather including Brooks saddle and mudflaps to Pedro in Portugal, I know he's looking after it. The rampant lions on the badge are now roaming Lisbon streets. This painting depicts a hand built Reynolds 531 touring frame in silver with aluminium mudguards. I particularly enjoyed painting the heraldic badge and chain ring in the background and I wanted it to look like an enamel sign, so it has at least thirty layers of glaze giving it a super transparent depth and the sides are painted to look as if the paint has peeled and pitted, so it can be hung directly on the wall with or without a frame. It is signed front bottom right and on the back.
I am a keen cyclist, who lovingly...
Born in Chester 1960, studied BA Fine Art (Sculpture) at Loughborough College of Art and Design and an MA in Art & Design (Painting) at Leeds Metropolitan University. First worked as a mechanic for London Bicycle Company and then as a ceramic technician for David Hilton Tableware in London for seven years, before becoming a 3D Design and Sculpture lecturer in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Moved to Hampshire to become Head of Art and Design in a Southampton, Sixth Form College and now Head of Art and Design at Peter Symonds College, Winchester.
Mark Jones Velo Art paintings are custom made hand crafted original artworks that celebrate bicycles and cycling. 'Velo Art' and ‘Still life cycle’ acrylic on canvas range of paintings reflect a...
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