PAINTINGS – Cars etc

Being what was once known as a “commercial artist” in my working life I have painted various subjects for many years mainly as a hobby, some with success, others not so, now you can be the judge.

For many years I sold my paintings through the Luvane Gallery in Goodall Street which was housed in a building that I knew well, Walsall School of Art. The gallery was run by Nigel Tonks who later passed the business to his nephew on his retirement but sadly things didn’t go to plan and the gallery closed around 2012.

As much of my working life was spent illustrating technical subjects it will be of no great surprise to see this also crept into my hobby. In recent years I have been painting steam locomotives but prior to that I produced paintings of cars and was a member of the Guild of Motoring Artists, this new page is dedicated to those paintings. The Luvane Gallery sold virtually all I could paint on that subject, when the gallery closed only two automotive paintings remained, sadly they are now in my loft!

All of the images shown are the copyright of John Griffiths.

Sometimes WordPress surprises me! One day no captions were appearing under each image, today they are, great! However the spacing problem is still occurring, think I will live with that though.

01 Alfa

Alfa Romeo P3, Monaco Grand Prix 1934


03 Marlboro-BRM p160

Marlboro BRM P160B, Monaco GP 1972, Jean Pierre Beltoise driving


05 Ferrari 156

Ferrari 156, ‘Shark Nose’, 1961 Belgian GP driven by Phil Hill

06 Ferrari t160

Ferrari Dino 1958, the race details of this painting elude me sadly

07 Ferrari 312pb

Ferrari 312PB, 1973 Targa Florio driven by Arturo Merzario

08 Ferrari 330p4

Ferrari 330 P4


09 Maserati

Close up of a 1950s Maserati GP car

10 Matra

Jackie Stewart and Matra MS80, Montjuich 1969




11 Mercedes.jpg

Mercedes W196 of Juan Manuel Fangio (10) and Stirling Moss (12), 1955 British GP at Aintree

12 Silk Cut

Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8, Le Mans 1987

13 Spice se88c

Spice SE88 Group C2 sports car, 1988

14 MG A

Car portrait of MGA sports car

17 Traction1

One of my favourite cars, a French small boot 1951 Citroen 11BL Legere

18 Traction2

A Citroen Light Fifteen, built at Slough


Another Paris built Citroen 11BL Legere

20 Williams

Nigel Mansell, Williams and Alain Prost, Ferrari, Monaco GP


22 Citroen van

Citroen Type 23 lorry from the 1920s, this one housed a fairground organ

Peugeot rally car

Peugeot 405T16, Dakar Rally 1989

02 Brabham-BMW bt52

Close up of a Brabham-BMW BT52

04 Ferrari1

Close up of Ferrari F1 car c.1998

21 Wayne Gardner

The ‘Wizard of Oz’, Wayne Gardner on his Rothmans Honda 1992




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