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Retro Dude: Alberto Ponno

Submitted by on May 15, 2010

One of the most exciting things about our Facebook page is that it exposes us to the many talented and interesting people that make up our community. It serves as an excellent platform for you, our faithful readers, to share your talents and passions with a likeminded and open community and an opportunity for us to help bring your artistic endeavours to the world.

Alberto Ponno is just one such man. After working as a pilot and an engineer, Alberto took to painting and has since built up an incredible portfolio of work inspired, of course, by classic racing scenes from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Alberto uses an airbrushing technique that forgoes the use of mixed media or masking and has a photorealistic style that is a wonder to behold. He specialises in retro motorsport and has some excellent paintings of cars, drivers and races available to view on his website. His talents are not limited to motorsport and he has some wonderful examples of modern racing, portraits and other inspirations for us to peruse. I personally think his painting of Elliot is fantastic!

The sense of dynamism, speed and movement that Alberto is able to capture in his work is brilliant and each piece is a fitting tribute to the era of motorsport that we all love. It goes without saying that his taste in subject matter is impeccable! I know that I am not alone in saying I would love to have one of his works on my wall.

Thanks to Alberto Ponno for sharing his work and allowing us to do this post! Please check out his website at www.albertoponno.com for more of his fantastic work.

We know that we have an incredibly talented community out there, so please don’t hesitate to hit up our Facebook page or drop us a line to share your retro motorsport themed creativity. Whether it be painting, photography, interpretive yo-yo or films, we’d love to hear from you.

Images courtesy of Alberto Ponno at www.albertoponno.com

Seth Reinhardt.

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