Framed Tour de France Limited Edition Artwork in Stainless Steel
World’s Greatest Cycle Race Stainless Steel Tour de France Artwork
The inspiration for this paper cut picture came to me one night. I quickly sketched the idea down featuring different Tour de France cyclists cycling around a wheel with the Yorkshire Rose in the middle. Amazingly I had subconsciously sketched 12 cyclists, as many people have pointed out since this paper cut would make a great design for a clock.
I set to researching different Tour de France cyclists in different racing positions, sketching out the design on a piece of yellow paper, a yellow which was close to the Tour de France colour. It then took me days to finely cut out each cyclist with a tiny scalpel and add the detail to this paper cut. I used many blades to trace
This Tour de France design has proved very popular. We, in Yorkshire absolutely loved having this unique race in our county brought here by Sir Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire. As a Harrogate artist, I felt I wanted to mark the occasion with a special piece of artwork to celebrate the Tour de France finishing in our town of Harrogate. So many people have special memories of that cycling race, where they were that day, who they were with, which part of the race they saw… indeed they are still talking about it.
I was at the finishing line in Hotel du Vin for the first day of the Grand Depart, so I saw most of the cycling race on the television. I have never seen so many people converge on Harrogate all at once to see the finish that day. The atmosphere was electric that day as we all waited near the finishing line to see the Tour de France rider, Mark Cavendish, cycle up Parliament Street. Unfortunately he was knocked off his bike near Bettys on the way to the finishing line.
I have produced this design as a Limited Edition Stainless Steel art work and there are 20o in the edition. I have also produced a laser cut and a Limited Edition giclee print of the design. This paper cut design would suit any interior decor either in an office or in the home. This cycling picture compliments the paper cut map, The Cycle Tour of Yorkshire, which I also produced for the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014.
It comes framed in a sleek brushed metal effect frame which measures 51cms x 52cms. A P&P charge of £30 applies in the UK due to the artwork’s weight and value. Please contact us for details of overseas shipping. Please allow up to one month for delivery.