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Halifax artist known internationally for motor sports art

Halifax-based artist Paul Chenard may be the most published motor sports artist alive. He shared his internationally popular artwork with CBC Mainstreet.

'I'm treated like a rock star,' Halifax-based artist Paul Chenard says of international reception

Motor racing, and especially its storied history, is a passion of Halifax-based artist Paul Chenard. 

He may be the most published motor sports artist alive, his work featured in automotive magazines such as Victory Lane, Sports Car International and Motor Sport Magazine. 

A graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a graphic designer, he now produces between 50 and 100 works a year and exports almost all of them.

That's because there isn't much of a market for his work in Canada, where auto-racing is much less of a phenomenon than in the United Kingdom or Brazil. 

"I'm treated like a rock star when I go to vintage car and motor sports events in the UK," Chenard told CBC Mainstreet Thursday.  

With files from CBC Mainstreet


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