I am a professional advertising illustrator, cartoonist & artist living in Switzerland. I work from home near Zürich or from my hut high up in the Swiss Alps (Graubünden)
I try & capture your vehicles individual character.
My work is hand drawn & must look hand drawn. I'm not interested in realism or the 'computer' look, despite most of my work now being digital illustration. My unique style takes time & effort. No shortcuts or trickery.
Should you have any questions or wishes, please feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook Gavin Patterson & Instagram @ carpaintings.art
You can view my other work on www.gavinonline.ch
My languages are English, Deutsch, n bietjie Afrikaans & the hilarious google translate.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, I lived in Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, before moving to South Africa as a youngster. I grew up in S Africa doing my schooling, a few years at the Johannesburg College of Art, the army, then back to the art college as a young lecturer in illustration. After this as Art Director in various Joburg ad agencies before taking a break to do 2 big solo adventures. First was a walk around the complete SA coastline(3000km) which took a year, then followed 2 years later by going down SA's longest river, the Orange river(2000km), on a surfboard. This took 7 weeks.
In 1985 I left SA for Switzerland where I married & started working as a freelance illustrator.
Switzerland has been good to me, a beautiful country in every way.
Through my Carpaintings I 'meet' so many interesting cars & owners from around the world. I look forward to hearing about your car or whatever else you want illustrated. Gavin.
Watch me in a BMW M5 trying to painting the fastest Christmas card in the world
My 1979 BJ40.