for the motorcycle enthusiast
About the Artists
Considered to be one of
the finest artists of the motorsport experience, Tom's rich colors and
controlled looseness captured in his paintings offer a unique
interpretation of the relationship between man and machine. Vivid
childhood recollections of the racing and hot rodding cultures prevalent
in Southern California during the 60's and early 70's are a part of the
power that shaped the artist he has become. His brushwork is a
celebration of those memories, showing a sense of life, and enthusiasm
for his art, and intimacy with his subject.
As early as the age of
three David began creating drawings that stunned his family and friends.
His talent lead him to eventually form Uhl Studios, an award winning
illustration firm that counted several Fortune 500 companies among it's
clients. His officially licensed Harley-Davidson apparel art became a
top seller. In 1998 he embraced his passion to become a fine artist.
David's mastery of oil painting and his creative use of light and shadow
endow his paintings of the romantic early era of motorcycles with a life
all their own.
David Mann is the Norman
Rockwell of the biker world. He has lived the lifestyle from Kansas to
Florida to Los Angeles, and through his art he has rendered the fun,
fascination, trials and romance of bikerdom on the centerspreads of
Easyriders magazine - the most widely circulated motorcycle magazine in
existence - for 16 years. His touch, talent, and appeal have set trends
and created a following around the world. The son of artist Paul Mann, a
member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators of London, David Mann
was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1940. David first began
pencil-sketching cars while in high school, working under the rhythmic
influences of rock ‘n’ roll, the Beach Boys, and images of the Pacific:
white sandy beaches, bikini-clad ladies, palm trees, and flashy custom
cars and hot rods. His sketches garnered him his first job, pinstriping
cars for Doug Thompson and Ray Hetrick’s custom car shop in Kansas City.
The lure of the west coast proved to strong, though, and after
graduation, David and best friend Al Burnett left Kansas City in a candy
apply red and pearl white customized Chevy coupe and drove to Santa
Monica, California, to the tunes of Jerry Lee Lewis.
Scott Jacobs' work is
remarkable for its photo realistic excellence. His work is owned by
celebrities such as Peter Fonda, Willie G. Davidson, Lorenzo Lamas,
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, John Elway, and Karl Malone.
Depending on the size,
each of Scott's paintings usually takes more than one hundred hours to
complete. Much of the work is done with a brush that is so small, it is
like using a pencil point. He has found this to be the only way to
render the necessary detail which allows the work to earn the title
"Photo-Realistic". He uses both acrylic and oil mediums on canvas,
masonite and other surfaces. Jacobs also uses many photographs of a
subject, taken from all angles to achieve the depth in his paintings.
Licensed by Harley
Davidson, Scott's motorcycle work has been featured in VQ magazine,
American Iron, Art Business News, Easy Rider Magazine, Forbes newspapers
and a host of other national publications, making Jacobs one of the very
few of today's most sought after artists. His work sells throughout the
United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
His work has been shown
at the annual Art Expos in New York and Los Angeles, galleries
throughout the world and currently hangs in museums. Scott has elevated
motorcycle art to an unprecedented level.