The 2013 oil painting of Valentino Rossi ‘The Flying Doctor’ was a special commission. It was painted for the charity Riders for Health with the intention that Rossi would sign the original canvas at the Silverstone MotoGP ‘Day of Champions’. Live on stage Rossi signed the oil painting and it was offered up for auction to the highest bidder, with the full proceeds of the sale going directly to the charity. I happily donated my time for Riders for Health, yet I had the freedom to reproduce my original artwork in the form of an exclusive limited edition of prints.
A large canvas can take several weeks (sometimes months) to complete; it is a considerable commitment and therefore I need to feel passionate about my subject. Painting Valentino is always and will continue to be a great pleasure and I was honored that he loved the painting and signed it for the charity.
I have painted Valentino more than any other motorcycle racer; he is one of the most talented and inspirational riders of all time, but it is also his showmanship and characterful personality that add to his legendary status. Of all his many nicknames….’The Doctor’, ‘God’, ‘Highlighter Pen’ and ‘The Goat’, the last one sums Rossi up. ‘The Goat’ was given to him by the very lovely Colin Edwards and stands for ‘Greatest of all time’.
Please note that this should not be mistaken for 125 canvas prints and an additional 125 archival paper prints, the edition is mixed and limited to a total of just 125 prints worldwide. Each print is individually numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of provenance.
Exhibition quality Giclee Print 76 x 51cm - £70.00(Price includes P&P to UK & EU, £5 postage outside of EU)
Stretched canvas 76 x 51cm - £125.00(Price includes P&P to UK & EU)
Canvas (Unstretched and rolled in a tube) - £105.00(Price includes P&P to UK & EU, £15 postage outside of EU)
All sizes are approximate