Motorsports Artist Alex Wakefield Announced As Official Willy T. Ribbs Artist
By: Motorart 27
(Sioux City, Iowa) February 5, 2020 -
With his documentary, "UPPITY", being released on Netflix (Feb. 5), Willy T. Ribbs has announced renowned motorsport artist, Alex Wakefield as his Official Artist.
"I heard that Willy's "UPPITY" documentary was happening, so I shared with him my concept for "Roof Dance", explained Wakefield. "He loved the painting, and felt that it really showed how he was, saying, 'WOW! That's Willy T!'. From there we've discussed more ideas for future works in conjunction with the Netflix release on February 5th. Having the opportunity to directly represent one of my race heroes through my artwork is a real thrill!"
Willy T. shares why he chose to partner with Wakefield, "Alex called me up one day and said he had a painting he wanted to share with me. Once I saw "Roof Dance", I said 'that's it!' You're always critical of your look, and image, but Alex really captured Willy T. Both paintings are beautiful, and capture special times in my career. I can't wait to see what Alex creates next, he's got a bright future ahead of him."
Both initial release paintings are vivid images depicting Willy's career during his Trans-Am and IMSA days, with more creations following in the coming months.
"Roof Dance", is a vivid representation of Willy's signature victory celebration and tribute to his hero, Muhammad Ali. "The Office - 1987" is another colorful study depicting the human element of race engineering and determination behind the wheel.
For more information on these works and artist Alex Wakefield, go to: https://www.motorart27.com/
Be sure to check out the Willy T. Ribbs documentary "UPPITY" on Netflix February, 5th!
Get the latest Willy T. Ribbs news and appearance schedule on: https://www.officialwillytribbs.com
More about Artist Alex Wakefield: Alex is a versatile motorsport artist, specializing, but not limited to portraiture illustration of racing heroes, and racing machinery. View more of his work at https://www.motorart27.com/