Alistair Little - A Passion for Speed
11th - 27th January 2012
A new exhibition by young British artist Alistair Little in collaboration with Donald Wales celebrating the achievements of Donald’s grandfather Sir Malcom Campbell, his uncle Donald Campbell and the Bluebird legacy.
Sir Malcolm Campbell's attempt to push the boundaries of speed records on land and water are the stuff off school boy legend.
The remarkable and tragic film footage of his son Donald's final fatal attempt to break the water speed record on Coniston Water has reached iconic status in the nation's psyche.
More recently Donald Wales has been chasing and breaking speed records of his own and it was at his suggestion that Alistair embarked on this new series of works inspired by the achievements of his uncle Donald Campbell.
In his collaboration with Donald Wales, Alistair has the opportunity to apply that unique narrative style to one of the great stories of motor powered speed in the twentieth century.
The resulting oil paintings are a tremendous testament to Alistair's talent as a painter and his enthusiasm and admiration for his subject.