Commissioned Paintings For Championship Winners in 2017


mra2017 have signed up to sponsor the Lotus Cup UK Championship in 2017.  Motor Racing Art is the work of Martin Tomlinson and as part of the sponsorship package he will provide a fully commissioned painting to the winners of the Lotus Cup Championship and the Lotus Elise Championship.

Martin Tomlinson is a motor racing artist who specialises in painting life-like representations of racing and sports cars. He has exhibited paintings at Silverstone, Le Mans, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and London’s West End.  Martins clients include Zak Brown, John Surtees CBE and the BRDC

The winners of each championship will be invited to choose their favourite image of the year taken by official championship photographers Snappy Racers and this will then be turned into a stunning painting which Martin himself will present at the end of the season awards ceremony held at the prestigious RAC Club in London.

Martin has always been obsessed with all things motor racing and from a very early age has sketched and painted racing cars.

His passion for racing started when he went to Crystal Palace in the early 1950’s. Since then, Farina and Ascari apart, he has seen every single F1 World Champion in action!  Martin has raced and has even commentated at Brands Hatch!  It is with this background and passion that gives him the ‘feel’ and in-depth knowledge of the subject – essential for a motor racing artist .

Martin works in gouache and currently paints to two styles;

The traditional style features a specific car / driver combination at a particular event but for those who own classic or historic racing or sports cars this could mean that the painting could feature the owner or driver at a historic meeting or from a photograph of the car in a period race or event.

More recently Martin has developed a more graphic style. This features a static car where the limited background consists mainly of the manufacturers badge and one or two items which relate to that specific car. Take a look at

Paintings vary in size, but generally the finished item (without frame) will measure in the region of 500 x 350mm. The actual proportions will depend on the subject matter. Larger paintings are possible.

Martin can also work in pencil and these sketches will cost less than a painting as they do not take as long to create.

So, if you want to commission a painting or drawing of your car or your favourite motor racing memory, talk to Martin a motor racing artist who knows all about the subject.

The Lotus race championships kick off at Snetterton on 25th March 2017 and take in Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit as well as Donington Park and Oulton Park as part of an eight round national championship.