This is a stunning colourful and vibrant oil painting of a Ducati shop not far from where i reside. Recenlty one evening as i drove past i noticed a young boy as he stood and peered at the bike in the window of the shop. The scene took me back to my own childhood remembering as a young boy i was desperate for a motorbike and dreamed of owning one which i subsequently did for a while when i turned eighteen. I felt the scene had the makings of a great painting and not not just another clinical motorbike painting but a painting with a story of a boy , a motorbike and his dreams which together gives the scene a narrative of hopes and dreams.
I feel the scene which could be played out in any city anywhere and captures perfectly the moment in time when the boy is dreaming of one day owning such a magnificent machine. There is an attractive lady walking past which doesn't divert the boys attention for one second as his focus is completely on the beautiful Ducati motor bike majestic and resplendent in its red livery and his belief that one day in the future he will own one .
As children most of us believed completely in the future and what we would achieve.
canvas , oil paint