CAMILO PARDO FEATURED ARTIST – www.camilopardo.com
Born in New York city, Camilo moved to Detroit at the age of 10 and had by that age developed a fascination with 60s and 70s era sports cars and modern art. After graduating from Detroit’s prestigious design school Center for Creative Studies in 1985, Camilo was hired by Ford Design Center in Dearborn Michigan. His assignments included working in the Dearborn Advanced Studios, Ford of Europe- Torino, Italy Studio , and the Design Studios in Cologne Germany. After 15 years at Ford Motor Company, he took on what was for him the ultimate assignment … a state of the art re-design of the classic Ford GT race car. This project developed the 2002 Ford GT concept car. As chief Designer of the Ford GT and the SVT Studio, Camilo’s team worked on the 2005 and 2006 production Ford GT . The GT became an instant success capturing the interest of car enthusiasts around the world.
Jane Gottlieb – www.janegottlieb.com
As native of Los Angeles, I grew up having a love affair with the ever-present automobile. Cruising its streets I captured images that reflect my idyllic vision of a long lost, but not forgotten, Los Angeles. Cars have their own personalities, they evoke romantic memories, and they are symbols of freedom. Intensifying the colors creates an magical world that reflects my lifetime of memorable Joy Rides in Los Angeles, such a special place to grow up 50 years ago. I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors since I was very young. I began as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began painting on my photographic prints over thirty years ago. I hand painted vivid colors on my Cibachrome prints, creating a wonderful new reality. Now I scan my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints, enhance them with Photoshop and produce limited edition chromogenic prints. I have been shown worldwide in many solo exhibitions including:Butler Institute of American Art; Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA; Laguna Art Museum. CA; Petersen Automotive Museum, LA, CA;LA County Museum of Natural History, CA; Monterey Museum of Art, CA; Louis Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City; L’Image Gallery, Rome, Italy. I have been included in many group exhibits over the last 30 years,and collected by museums, foundations, corporations and individuals worldwide. Many magazine articles and covers, two museum exhibition catalogues and two books have been published of my art, Garden Tales and Car Tales.
Robert Carter – www.robertcarterartwork.com
Robert Carter was born in London, England in 1952, and at an early age developed an interest in motorsports, Classic cars and motorcycles. He was always drawing bikes and cars in school, and at the age of fourteen pretty much knew that he wanted to pursue a career in art Robert was fortunate to be allowed to leave school on Thursdays to explore London’s galleries and museums, mainly the Tate or National gallery. At fifteen, he finished school to begin an apprenticeship in a commercial art studio, learning the basics of lettering, airbrush and design. In 1971, Robert began working on a freelance basis for some advertising agencies that had Ford and Chrysler accounts. He came to the USA in ’82 touring on a BSA motorcycle, and soon became involved in auto racing, from pinstriping cars to 25 foot murals on race trailers.Robert’s works have been displayed in many automotive museums and can be found in many private collections. He has also been featured in automotive publications. He continues to be involved in racing and is a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.