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.
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.ch
Please read carefully on each page how we work together.
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.