Roger Blanchard – Artist Profile

Maserati 250F - Roger BlanchardWhen Sports Car Digest stumbled upon Roger Blanchard’s automotive paintings at this spring’s Euros at the Fair, we were struck by Blanchard’s detailed comprehension of a wide variety of subject matter, as his art ranges from a Maserati 250F to a Bonneville streamliner to a Porsche 917.

And of course, we were also struck by the fact that his art work was very good.

Automotive artist Roger Blanchard has been a professional artist for 20 years, although cars have been a lifelong interest for the North Carolina-based artist. He reports that he has been, “honing my skills since grade school when drawing cars and airplanes sometimes replaced the math I was supposed to be doing. I still have a scrapbook I made in grade school.”

Blanchard continues, “I have been lucky enough to have had my artwork in some of the automotive magazines, won a few awards, and got to hang with some cool car guys while doing it. Automobiles have always been a special part of my life. I like to share that through my art.”

Blanchard is modest about his achievements, as his work has appeared in several magazines, including Road & Track, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile and the DuPont Registry. He has done poster art for Ault Park Concours (2008), Hilton Head Concours (2006), New York International Auto Show (2002) and Meadowbrook Historic Races (2002). Additionally, Blanchard will be the featured artist at this year’s prestigious Radnor Hunt Concours.

For more information about Roger Blanchard’s automotive art, visit www.rogerblanchard.com.

While SCD has highlighted some of our favorite paintings, make sure to check out his site to find your favorites.

Automotive Art by Roger Blanchard – Photo Gallery

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  1. Congratulations on this article. It’s nice when the media or special interest group stops a moment to recognize some of the finer things in life such as art. Roger’s work is some of the best out there and he certainly deserves the recognition. Kudos

  2. I am more of an Art fan than a Race fan. Rogers work is beautiful and skillfully done. I was delighted to see and read the article.
    Thanks

  3. I have always admired (and envied) my Bro’s artwork. His love for cars started early, as he used to take me to the corner from our house and teach me the cars as they passed. I am also pleased that he lets me choose any art he does to hang in my house.

  4. Roger has a great understanding of motorsports, artistic composition and the ability to put it together with watercolor. I am a big fan of his and proud to say I have originals of his on my walls.
    Charlie Maher, AFAS

  5. It has been awhile since I have seen Roger and had an opportunity to view his automotive art. Roger always has had the artistic and technical skill to rouse the car enthusiast’s feelings about classic and racing cars which is much more difficult than merely capturing appearances. I look forward to seeing him and his art again soon.

  6. Thanks Tom. I couldn’t agree more about Roger.

    Roger will be the featured artist at this year’s Radnor Hunt Concours – we have a story about the concours next week. It’s a well-deserved honor.

  7. Roger!..a GREAT guy! I have been friend and fan of Roger’s for a very long time.

    Watercolor is a very difficult medium to control….and his ability with the nuances of it is first class. I am proud to say that I have one of his prints in my home.

    David Lord, AFAS