Available for auction is the original “Aston in Balboa” painting by Bill Motta. This art piece depicts the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato chassis 0180L at the Newport Beach Balboa Island ferry. This original oil painting on canvas highlights the poster car from the Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance and measures 32” x 38”.
William A. Motta was a founding member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1957, Bill worked for 40 years at Road & Track magazine in Newport Beach, California, from 1959 to his retirement in 2000. He was their Art Director for 19 years, from 1969 to 1988, then became Art Editor of the Specials Division, which produced the Road Test Annuals and magazines such as Car Life, Open Road, etc. in 1997, he produced a commemorative book: 50 Years of Road & Track: The Art of the Automobile — which chronicled the magazine’s visual history with paintings, photographs, technical drawings, and cartoons. A painting by Bill graced the cover. He continued to contribute artwork after leaving Road & Track and was an independent consultant for the magazine. Bill portrayed the cover and poster art for many prestigious Concours d'Elegance around the world, including Pebble Beach in California, Amelia Island in Florida, Meadow Brook Hall in Michigan, Newport Coast in California, and Villa d'Este on Lake Como in Italy. Motta won many awards and prizes over the years, and almost 1,000 of his paintings hang in private and corporate collections, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Subaru. He was a champion of automotive art and worked with artists around the world to elevate the quality of this special genre and promote its appreciation.
Don’t miss your opportunity to own one of Bill Mottas incredible original art pieces. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.