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Oil Painting of Jonathan Rea the 2017 Triple WorldSBK Champion Time-lapse by Billy

Here is my full timelapse of my oil on linen canvas painting ofJonathan Rea riding the Factory Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike to become the 2017 World Superbike Champion for the third time in succession. Jonathan made history as the first consecutive Triple WorldSBK Champion.

The oil painting shows Jonathan piloting his ZX-10R Superbike at the home of World Superbike racing, Donington Park Circuit, about to claim a home win ending Tom Sykes nine straight victories at the circuit.

The painting is available as a fine art print limited to only 165 copies from my website http://www.billyart.co.uk

Jonathan Rea Triple World Superbike Champion Oil Painting by Billy WIP Update 5th March 2018

Detail of Jonathan Rea in his Arai lid and Alpinestars leathers is now complete on my oil painting of him at Donington Park on his way to his first home round win. I use Rosemary and Company Brushes and Winsor and Newton Artist Oils for my painting. 🖌️🎨🏁🏆🏆🏆

Onto his Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike next 👍😃

Detail of Jonathan Rea, Triple World Superbike Champion, complete on Billy the Artist’s Oil Painting

Kyle Ryde Puccetti Kawasaki ZX 6R 2017 World Supersport drawing time-lapse

This pencil art by Billy of Kyle Ryde riding the Puccetti Racing Teams’ Kawasaki ZX-6R is being used to raise money to help fund Kyle’s 2017 World Supersport campaign. Kyle will receive 50% of all print sales and will co-sign all the pre-ordered prints.

Prints must be pre-ordered by 17th April 2017 and prices will be A4 £20, A3 £30 and A2 £40 which includes post and packing for UK orders (*plus £10-13 for international orders)


Here is the full HD Youtube time-lapse video

Billy the Artist Kawasaki Commissioned Oil Painting Jonathan Rea the 2016 World Superbike Champion

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

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

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My Oil Painting of Jonathan Rea the 2016 WSBK Champion commissioned by Kawasaki UK

Kawasaki UK commissioned this oil on linen canvas painting of Jonathan Rea riding the Factory Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike when he became the 2016 World Superbike Champion.

The oil painting shows Jonathan piloting his ZX-10R Superbike at the Losail International Circuit in his custom double WSBK Champion Gold Arai crash helmet.

I then had to work 12-15 hour days to complete the art to dry in time to be given to Jonathan. The oil painting was presented to Jonathan Rea at the Cornmarket Motorcycle Awards on January 27th 2017. Where Howard Dale , General Manager of Kawasaki UK and Craig Watson the UK Sales Director, also presented him with an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ as he was the first rider in World Superbikes to win back to back titles for 17 years since Carl Fogarty. Jonathan also won the Joey Dunlop Trophy, for Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, back to back and for the fourth time in total.

Jonathan Rea presented with a commissioned oil painting from Kawasaki UK

I was recently commissioned by Kawasaki UK to produce an oil painting for Jonathan Rea to celebrate his 2016 double WSBK Championship ‘Back2Back’ victory with the KRT racing team riding the Kawasaki ZX-10R.

The painting was presented to Jonathan by Craig Watson and Howard Dale at the Cornmarket Bike Awards in Belfast on the 27th January 2017 where he also received a ‘Special Achievement’ award and the main award of ‘Irish Motorcyclist of the Year’ with the Joey Dunlop Trophy for the second year running and fourth time in total. You can see the art in this BBC NI short interview with Jonathan via the link below 🖌🎨🏁🏆🏆


Tom Sykes does the double again in Misano & King Carl Fogarty

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.
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Finally starting The Art of Billy blog page


This has been a very long time in appearing but finally I have started ‘The Art of Bily’ blog.

So here I will post my ramblings on art related subjects and some things that may be on my mind. There will be all updates on my own art which is mainly within motorsport subjects of F1, MotoGP, BSB, WSBK, BTCC and Road Racing. In the picture you can see me with my oil on canvas painting of History Maker Marc Márquez which you can view more full on my website along with my other art.

With regards,