Every original, commissioned, action-art painting is lovingly crafted by professional Welsh based artist, Fran Richley, who has maintained a passion for motor sport for many years and made this a focus of his artwork. action-art started in 2008 when Fran received a commission from former World Rally co-driver, Nicky Grist, to commemorate the life of rallying legend, Colin McRae, tragically killed in a helicopter crash in 2007. Grist remains a close friend and one who continues to encourage Fran in his pursuit of artistic excellence.
action-art has already produced official artwork with: -
Nicky Grist, McRae Vision Charity, Wales Rally GB, McLaren Mercedes Formula One Team, Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, Ari Vatanen & David Richards, Richard Burns Foundation, Malcolm Wilson OBE, Prodrive, Paddy Hopkirk & Ron Crellin, Juha Kankkunen, Aston Martin Racing, Volkswagen Motorsport, Andrew Jordan and Russell Brookes and Walter Rohrl. With such a pretigious client base, it is naturally essential that action-art prints are produced to the some of the highest standards. Anyone who has seen or owns any of the prints will attest to the quality of the product and it is true to say that action-art is enjoying an expanding reputation for producing some of the highest quality motorsport related artwork available each painting taking upto 240 hours to complete.
The artist can often be found working on a current painting at leading motorsport events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Castle Combe Rally Day and some rounds of the World Rally Championship.
If you are interested in commissioning a bespoke motorsport related work of art please contact us via this website.
The artist prefers and uses Winsor & Newton acrylic paints and Pro Arte brushes