ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY HUGO PRADO

We are actively looking for commissions of mint-condition classic automobiles. The owner of the automobile may purchase the original art but, the publishing rights remain with the artist, Paintings cost range in price depending on complexity.

This usually takes a weekend, it can be done during the week also but, we say weekend because most people have more free time then. Assuming the weekend scenario, Mr. Prado does his own photography in order to capture the essence of the painting before he even starts to draw it. He would arrive on a Friday, photograph the car on Saturday, and leave on Sunday. The painting would take about 6 months to a year from the time the car is photographed. (The photography is included in the cost of the painting.) We require 50% deposit before we photograph the car and 50% before we ship the artwork (shipping charges and insurance are extra.) Professional museum-quality triple matted framing is available upon request and it is not included in the price of the painting.

The paintings, using a Corvette side view for example, measure 25" from bumper to bumper in contrast the 1931 Duesenberg J-131 which measures 29" from bumper to bumper because it has more detail. The painting is a mixed media of acrylics and watercolors sprayed through the airbrush and technical pens for detail. You will be delighted with the accuracy in the   detail and artistic license that Mr. Prado takes to bring the colors of the atmosphere in play with your classic motorcar. You will discover things you never saw in your car and the enjoyment to discover new details you never knew existed after you had the painting for a while is what art is all about.

Mr. Prado's artwork has been showcased nationwide in numerous magazines and TV shows like MOTORWEEK, Chicago's very own WGN's CHANNEL 9 NEWS, CBS's show '2 the Arts'

Hosted by Steve Deshler, sold through QVC NETWORK. Some of Mr. Prado's originals have been auctioned by 'The World Leader of Automobile Auctioneer's' KRUSE INTERNATIONAL and THE BLOOMINGTON GOLD CORVETTES USA. Mr. Prado's prints have been given away live and on-the-air by legendary radio personality DICK BIONDI. Among Mr. Prado's noted collectors is The Tonight Show's host JAY LENO.

 

COMMISSIONS PLUS

 This is a an expanded service for clients that are business owners or want to expand the exposure of their brand above and beyond the commission of a painting of their motorcar. We are capable of publishing the art as limited edition Giclee prints as well as the production of advertising specialties.

We are actively looking for commissions of mint-condition classic automobiles Commission prices vary depending on complexity. The reference photography is done by Hugo himself and is included in the price.

The art is published in-house so that the paintings are faithfully reproduced on high-end archival watercolor paper and museum quality framing, which we also do in-house. There is also an extensive array of promotional products like T-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads, etc. that we are able to produce in-house with beautiful color and detail. These services can be used to promote your collectible car by showcasing the painting and by quickly recuperating and making profit from your investment.

We look forward to discussing a commission and also to working with you on exciting and mutually beneficial projects.

We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, OPTIMA, DISCOVER, WIRE TRANSFERS and PAY PAL. To commission a painting of your classic motorcar talk to us at a show, call us at (715) 580-0404 or E-mail us at sales@automotivefineart.com