painting depicts Felipe turning into another scorching lap during the
2008 Grand Prix in Valencia. I have been priveleged enough to live in
Valencia for a time and hopefully this picture can bring across the
sapping and intense heat found in the mediterranean port during summer.
The track itself with it's concrete walls traps the heat generated by
the racing and means this GP can be one of the most physically
demanding on the calendar. I used a lot of subtle washes and tones to
get the effect I wanted which have proven hard to replicate in a print
and so this is available only as the original. This painting was begun
in Spain but developed more in England - a bit like me!