In September 2013 a very good friend and fabulous custom painter Steve May from Lizard Designs http://www.lizarddesigns.com.au felt that the paint job on his 1964 Falcon sedan needed a freshen up. A year or so earlier Steve had closed up his shop and has been working from home since then, not a real problem when he does custom paint jobs for bikes, he has a small shed for that. Painting a car is another matter, he somehow manages to turn out wicked paint jobs in his back yard quicker than most guy's can do one in a paint shop.
Inspired by a trip Steve and I took to Mooneyes Yokohama in 2011, Steve has gotten into the Larry Watson style of painting his 1968 Cadillac is an example of what he can do even though it was done in the open it is a real head turner, if you doubt it just follow him on a cruise through Melbourne, people in bars get up to watch it drive past it's a scream to see.
The first Panels to receive Aran's attention were the C pillars followed by the bonnet and then the boot lid (trunk). I was only able to get to Steve's place for the art work on the bonnet unfortunately. Aran tried out one of the new Sharpie pens for the line work, the finish produced by the pens is incredible, looks just like paint.
Below are some examples of work by Steve May and Aran de Baron, Steve works in Oil on Canvas Aran in pen and ink, if you like what you see give these guy's a call, at least check out their web sites they are doing some truly inspirational stuff.