I have just received a fantastic art print from Lance Cole – this print will be a prize at the Swedish Day event this May. It is a bright and stunning piece of painting from our well-known Saab supporter. The car really looks as though its moving and the design details look accurate enough for the discerning amongst you.
Lance – a long time supporter of this website, is best known to us as the author of two Saab books as well as a few other titles including Citroen and The Spitfire. However, before he started to write, Lance studied in art and design and trained in styling and is also known for his illustrations. Lance has decided to celebrate his Saab enthusiasm and profile by launching a series of artworks depicting classic Saabism.
Called ‘Swedish Blue’ and the first in a series of Saab paintings, this initial artwork depicts a beautiful blue Saab 93 circa 1959 as it rushes along with spray and airflow cleaving off the car.
I think it really captures the style and feel of a classic Saab and I am sure others will too. I have shown it to several Saab fans who loved it.
Lance says: “I chose a blue car to reflect Swedish blue – the colour of the national flag – along with yellow. My last classic Saab was blue too. It is not easy capturing Sixten Sason’s amazing sculpture, on paper and I hope I have succeeded. There is just something so emotive about this shape – just as there is about a Citroen DS for example.
I aim to produce further paintings in my Saab portfolio. These will include the UrSaab, a Sonett, a 96V4 rally car, a 99, a 900 and if demand is there, a new shape last-of the-line 9-5 from the Muller era. The prints will be at professional standard and come in two offerings – a standard limited edition and a smaller exclusive print run in a larger size. I hope my friends in the worldwide Saab culture will approve. Time will tell. This is a new bit of Saabism for me”.
This first print comes in two editions: A limited edition of 150 giclee prints, measuring 11 inches x16 inches (27 cm x 40cm) on standard paper, signed and numbered at a special offer cost of £45 per print including postage (in a tube), or as a signed limited edition of only 50 on textured paper measuring 24 inches by 18 inches (45 cm x 61 cm) at £75 per print. Exchange rates at time of payment apply.
Any SaabsUnited reader wanting to order a print can do so by contacting Lance directly via his studio email at: [email protected]
We look forwards to seeing more of Lance’s Saab and other car marques paintings.