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Meet automotive fine artist Heidi Mraz, the talent behind Art In Motion’s 2016 (on the cover of this issue) and 2017 promotional posters.
Mraz creates portraits that celebrate a car’s beauty while conceptually illustrating its unique significance. Created in her studio in Great Falls, Virginia, her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and she is represented in both corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad.
“I’ve always been fascinated by cars as an art form and their connection to our past,” Mraz said. “Their unique styles, engineering, and histories are what drive me to create a visual narrative.” Mraz became interested in art at age 12. Her father frequently took the family to Europe, and she reveled in seeing famous artwork up close and soaking in the architecture and artistry of cathedrals. It was in Europe that Mraz first fell in love with classic sports cars. In fact, she learned to drive a manual transmission while zipping along the Autobahn in a Porsche 911 Carrera. Mraz is perhaps best known for her bespoke automotive portraits, built from a palette of torn test notes, historical data, schematics, magazines, photos, and more. Each finished piece is a virtual scrapbook of the storied history of the automobile portrayed. “The trickiest part is designing an image that’s fine-tuned enough to look like a photo from a distance,” Mraz said. “In actuality, it’s a bed of organized chaos and abstract colors.”
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