I believe there is nothing better than the elite athlete – The Olympian – as the subject matter for study, inspiration and artistic expression and interpretation. Artists paint bouquets of flowers, bowls of fruit, landscapes, portraits and nudes so why not Olympians – can there be anything better then looking at an athlete at the peak of their career, in top physical condition, competing in a variety of sports, demonstrating mastery in their respective disciplines? I think not!
I included a painting of my former rival Uwe Hohn in this “Olympian” section because while he is not an Olympian due to geopolitics l wanted to pay tribute to what a phenomenal athlete he was and his mind boggling javelin World Record of 104.80m!!!