Journal: Exceptional Watercolor Artist Honors Racers Who Risked Their Lives

Exceptional Watercolor Artist Honors Racers Who Risked Their Lives

By Petrolicious Productions
March 18, 2014

While he spent most of his professional life as an interior architect, Mr. Giovanni Casander now spends most of his time painting watercolors. According to his website, “Nothing fills me with more joy than [trying to] capture the feel and ambiance of that exhilarating period.” Often while painting, he’ll listen to great music from the specific era he’s painting as well as an occasional powerful car engine soundtrack.

But Giovanni also lives the lifestyle he portrays as he’s participated in many international rallies including Tulpenrallye and international club meets at Goodwood, Monthlhéry, Spa-Francorchamps, and Silverstone. Clearly, he understands “what an important role a classical car can play and the extra joy it brings into one’s life.”

As for motivation, the motor racing heroes of the past who often raced on poor roads with no more protection than a cap, goggles, and gloves inspire Giovanni. They took extreme risks due to their love of motorsport, “These people, with passion for motorsport, contributed to its development and current day automotive engineering excellence. They get my utmost respect.”

Giovanni sincerely hopes that his watercolors can add to the loving memory of the good old days and drivers who risked their lives.

To check out more of Giovanni’s work or purchase an original or print, click here.

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4 years ago

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Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman
8 years ago

great art !

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
8 years ago

I have always been a fan of watercolor and this is no exception. I really love when a artist can draw something that really transport you to a different time and place and really gives you a sense of what it was like to really be there in that time period with those cars. GOOD ART!