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John Ketchell

Abstract Art, Impressionism

November 10, 2020

John Ketchell is a British contemporary motorsport artist widely known and recognized for his impressionist, semi-abstract paintings. Strongly inspired by speed, he has painted horses, aircraft, and speedboats, but cars remain his first love. Ketchell originally painted in a photo-realistic manner but ended being frustrated by the style. Being a fan of French impressionists, he thought this new approach would be more suitable for capturing speed. Adding a touch of abstraction allowed for more freedom in interpreting the subject matter, while acrylics also suited this new style. John Ketchell quickly reached international renown. He is often commissioned to create his fascinating and easily recognizable works by many companies and private individuals.