This week my art classes were with working pastel. We were working from photographs of horse racing and recreating in the style of Alastair Banks.
Alasdair Banks graduated from ‘Edinburgh College of Art’ he has his studio in Strathbungo, Glasgow.
He is best known for his large, expressive pictures of horse racing, unique in the genre of contemporary sporting art. His work also includes delicate ink and mixed media studies as well as atmospheric pastels. He has also taken his distinctive style into the field of architecture and cityscapes, motor racing, boxing, cricket and athletics also feature in his varied portfolio.