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Saturday, December 20, 2008


As my present , may I introduce you to Britain's foremost cycling artist, Frank Patterson.

Elegant work and nostalgia for a more gentle time.

If you like his work can I suggest a further link where there is also a delightful Youtube presentation of his work. Enjoy!

I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy 2009.


Lee said...

And a very happy 2009 to you too!

Barrett Bonden said...

Avus, Ave, Avum - and season's greetings to you too. I worked for a year on "Cycling" in the late fifties and Paterson, or someone very much like him, used to contribute drawings like that. He was paid by the square inch and when he did snow scenes there used to be arguments - because the areas of snow were just areas of white space. I trust you don't cycle when the snow is halfway up to your wheel spindles.

Robyn said...

And a very Happy Christmas to you, Avus. Thanks for the introduction to an artist I havn't heard of. I will check the link.

Granny J said...

Oh, I shivered, wishing I were young again & able to cycle through the snow!! A wonderful Christmas and New Year to you and yours, Avus.

herhimnbryn said...

Happy wotsits!

herhimnbryn said...

Had to come back to sya that the youtube link is glorious!

His work reminds me of Donald Maxwell( Kentish sketch scenes?)

valonia said...

And a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2009 to you. :)

x V.

Lucy said...

A very happy Christmas to you, Avus!

Vita said...

Best wishes to you and yours. The beautiful Patterson sketches could be of you on some of your rides.

Isabelle said...

And a Happy New Year! Cycling through the snow, as I remember, is quite hard work....

Avus said...

Thanks for all the good wishes, folks.
Barrett B:
Well, I never! You were working for "Cycling" at a time when I was avidly reading it. As to the "sparse" snow scenes (and anything else in sketching) I suppose one pays for the skill in knowing what to leave out and "suggest".

Yes, Donald Maxwell does come to mind - another of my favourite artists - I enjoy delicate pen and watercolour sketches.

I suppose I used to dress a bit like that in the 50's - we all did (cycling "plus fours, etc.). I have updated a bit since then although I refuse to go into skin tight Lycra!

Isabelle & Barret B:
I enjoy being out on a bike in the snow, but only when not deep - the trouble being the snow builds up and clogs the mudguards.