In October 2016 I was contacted by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director of Kawasaki UK, about a possible painting of Jonathan Rea as it was looking ever likely that Jonathan would win back to back World Superbike championship titles on the ZX-10R.
When it came to the last race weekend at Local International Circuit in Qatar Jonathan secured the WSB title in the first race and the secret project began.
Billy the Artist with the finished Jonathan Rea 2016 World Superbike Champion oil on linen canvas painting commissioned by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director, for Kawasaki UK
Yesterday at Misano in Italy, the 22nd June 2014, Tom Sykes won both World Superbike races – he is the first British rider to do that since Carl Fogarty in 1999!
In the videos below you will see my painting of Tom’s glorious home double win at his home round at Donington Park race track on his way top winning the World Superbike championship in 2013 – a feat he repeated in the sunshine again this year in 2014 too. Along with the slideshow video of the celebratory art commissioned and co-signed by Carl Fogarty to celebrate his World Superbike success after ten years of retirement. Continue reading →