I painted this picture to celebrate one of the most distinctive frame builders in British cycling. Hetchins are renowned for their ornate lugwork and curly seat and chain stays. The image shows the Hetchins badge along with fancy graphics in the background and this particular bicycle is owned by a good cycling buddy. I have recreated it in fine detail emphasising the triple chainset, worn Brooks saddle and fantastic frame graphics. Crimson red, metallic gold and rich black colours are complemented by bold geometric shapes to produce a unique hand crafted image.
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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