A guild for automotive art, design and creative development
The Guild of Motoring Artists (GMA) began as a group of professional and semi-professional artists including designers and engineers from the car industry (including Jaguar and Ford) who shared a common interest in automotive art. The GMA first started in 1986 and over the years has attracted some of the best and diverse automotive artists through its membership, exhibiting around the UK with invitational exhibitions in the USA. The membership is currently over 60 artists and growing annually as applications arrive and reviewed.
The guild is also developing its membership overseas, including North and South America,
the Antipodes and across Europe. The range of media and styles applied is diverse including drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and digital. There is an equally comprehensive range of subject matter across two, three, four, multi-wheeled and caterpillar tracked vehicles, in all aspects of settings. Naturally motorsports has and still features high in the interests of the artists, but of course the artists have approached settings for their art as broadly as the various styles of their techniques which add to the diversity of work found with the guild.
Many of the GMA members are also practicing artists within other guilds with aircraft, railway, shipping and wildlife themes or are working actively in the automotive design and product development sector. All of which has all added greatly to the guild’s inclusive and refreshing view of all aspects of the motor vehicle subject matter.
The GMA has exhibited at various art galleries around the UK, automotive sports events (including in the USA) and at transport museums (including the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre, Donnington and Coventry) and within the automotive technical centres of Ford Motor Company at Dunton and Jaguar Land Rover at Gaydon through it’s guild membership ties. When exhibiting at the Engineering Centres, the GMA has supported a percentage of its sales to the respective Ford and JLR sponsored charities too and its artists offered work for charity raffles as well.
So whether your taste in art is for traditional compositions, tight representational illustration, loose and wild, abstract, digital vector or 3D sculpture and multi-media, you are sure to find something of interest within the guild’s membership portfolio.
Contact the guild to learn more of its membership or to contact artists for commissions should you have a cherished car or automotive scene you would like captured for prosperity.
the GMA Chairman.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”