The 8th Annual 2021 Hot Rod Holiday Automotive Artists Showcase will have several of the regions best pinstripers, graphic artist, airbrush and sculptures displaying their art and offering it to you for purchase.
If you are an artist and want to be part of the show this year contact us at 417-833-2660 for more info.
Darrell Williams – Realistic Illusionist
Darrell has been interested in the beauty of space and vehicles for as long as he can remember. His first exposure to airbrush work was seeing a caravan of custom painted vans in the mid 1970’s. Right then, He knew that he wanted to learn how to create art on the metal surface of vehicles.
At the time there was no one near him to teach the use of an airbrush. Experimented with what he could get my hands on, graphite, learned colored pencil, and started learning oil painting. Occasionally playing with the very simple airbrush that he had, but not able to get the results he wanted.
In 2013 he finished college with a BFA in painting. And it gave him the opportunity to finally learn how to paint with an airbrush. The internet and a few workshops gave him the additional training that was needed to combine previous years of experience with the desire to create with the airbrush. Developing a stronger interest in fine art but keeping a balance between it and his interest in vehicles, he developed panels that accentuate the thinness of the airbrushed surface and started using various automotive parts as surface to create on.
His work really shines when he creates his own panels made from wood, acrylic, and aluminum. These along with automotive hoods and other various “car parts” have become his go-to surface for painting. While not considering himself a custom painter, even though enjoys dabbling in that area as well, he does consider himself an artist that has found a way to bring fine art and custom painting together to create unique pieces that cross the lines between the two areas.
For more info on his work visit the web site HERE
Nathan Curry is part of the Curry’s Inc, a custom shop dedicated to high end customs and bikes specializing in Baggers. The Curry family has been into building hot rods, customs and bikes for over 35 years and their work speaks for itself.
Nathan is a mutli-award winner of the House of Kolor Prestigious Painter Award and continues to be an invited guest to SEMA each year to paint in both the House of Kolor and the Iawata booths. His work has been featured in magazines, regional and national and his work has won awards at bike shows from coast to coast. For more info on his work visit the web site HERE or his Facebook page HERE
Spencer Turner calls Springfield his home and is a relatively new comer to the scene who started slinging a brush in 2011. In that short amount of time he has blazed onto the scene with some of the most solid lines, flowing designs and outright jaw dropping color combos! He paint cars, motorcycles, window signs, anything that will sit still long enough to let the One-shot loaded brush do its work. One of the other things Spencer offers to his customers is custom Leatherworker. This is an art by itself but for those looking to take their motorcycle over the top, he can offer lines on the tins and custom work to match on the seat. Making your ride’s custom lines flow and bringing it all together so neither look like an after thought.
For more info on Spencer or to discuss a project visit him HERE