Pearson Cycling is the oldest bicycle shop in the world. Established in 1860 by Thomas Pearson and is still in the capable hands of the Pearson family. The shop has two locations, the original cycle shop is in Sutton, with a newer shop in Sheen London.
My approach to this cycling art was a bit different than what I might usually do mostly because it gave me the opportunity to draw a Penny Farthing. I also created a “P” shape on the rider to make a nice connection back to the Pearson logo. But the color combinations was where I had the most fun and couldn’t land on just one set I liked best so I decided to finish all three making them available for you to select your favorite.
Since 1993 Dieter “Didi” Senft has been showing up to key stages of the Tour de France and pushing his champions onward. Dressed in his famous devil costume, Didi is known as “El Diablo.” Any fan of the tour has seen Didi in action and will again, and this bicycle print is an homage to his devilish antics on the sidelines.
One of the oldest races in cycling, Paris Roubaix is the “Queen” of the Classics. It is also affectionately known as “The Hell of the North” and “A Sunday in Hell” for its grueling and challenging route on rough terrain and cobbled pathways.
Like a cross between Picasso and Miró my newest Cycling Art Print pays homage to the great, colorful and wildly fun painters of Spain. “Vuelta Rider in Red” is my tip of the cap to these great artists while I still try and hold onto a bit of myself.
Fun, colorful and a little strange, sounds like cycling to me. I hope you enjoy it, I had fun painting it. And if you hang it in your office, someone might think you like art — not just bikes.
This cycling art print is available in three sizes on high quality watercolor paper and will be rolled and shipped to you ready for framing.
Made famous in many Tour de France stages, the legendary Col du Tourmalet puts riders to the test year after year. As part of Stage 18, racing from Pau to Hautacam, this 145 kilometer stage turns violently upward 95 kilometers into the day. The Col is where true climbers and GC contenders have their final opportunity in the mountains to claim victory in Paris.
Michael’s Col du Tourmalet bicycle print celebrates the famous 2115 meter hors catégorie climb with old school style and grace. As our rider ascends into the clouds, we can only wonder what this grueling road must be like in the heat of competition.
The Paris Roubaix race first ran in 1896 and has been torturing cyclists ever since. It is known as “The Hell of the North” because of the difficult road and weather conditions that rage throughout the area. With cobblestone roads and wind-swept fields, this “Queen” of the Classics is an annual favorite among cycling fans everywhere, and a right of passage for any likely classics champion.
With snow-covered Alpine peaks and lush green valley floors, Switzerland sets a stunning backdrop for the Tour de Suisse pro cycling event. One can only wonder if cycling pristine roads between towering mountains can make you forget the pain your legs are in, even if only for a short while.