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Shere artist Roz Wilson has an eye for the fast lane

PUBLISHED: 18:54 01 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:16 20 February 2013

An AC Cobra – Brooklands Museum owns the car and has bought the artwork

An AC Cobra – Brooklands Museum owns the car and has bought the artwork

Despite living among the peaceful country lanes of Burrows Lea, near Shere, Roz Wilson is an artist with an eye for the fast lane.

Photos: John Powell

Despite living among the peaceful country lanes of Burrows Lea, near Shere, Roz Wilson is an artist with an eye for the fast lane.

While she will tackle any portraiture that appeals, it is her petrol tank art that really makes her stand out. Winner of numerous art awards at motorcycle shows over the year, she also paints the Harley-Davidson of Londons Hard Rock Caf, which is used for promotional events every year.

One of my works, which featured a portrait of Eric Clapton and one of his guitars, was even signed by the man himself, says the 52-year-old.

I have always been creative, taking after my Dad who encouraged me to try painting and drawing from an early age. I went on to do a graphic design course for three years, which is where I learnt my skill in producing highly detailed work before the advent of computers!

Exaggerated versions of reality, Rozs works amplify the vibrancy of what she sees before her, while still capturing the intricate details.

Its not all fast cars and bikes though, and the relaxed pace of rural life can prove just as inspiring.

I love the Surrey Hills, she says. The walk down from Burrows Lea, where I live, into Shere across the fields always makes my heart soar and reminds me why I have settled here.

Roz sold many works at Chris Evans charity CarFest this summer, and is now hoping to hold a show at the AC Heritage showrooms at Brooklands Museum.


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