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b. 1959 -

Andrew Kitson is an English painter and illustrator who is best known for his automotive art. By blurring backgrounds, creating motion lines, and adjusting minute details of color and brush stroke, Kitson communicates the sheer speed of a race car. He has created works on commission for racing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna, as well as the automotive brands Honda and Ferrari.

About Andrew Kitson



  • Artist: Andrew Kitson

  • Alias: Andrew Kitson

  • Profession: Painter, illustrator

  • Nationality: British


“[Automotive art is] not seen as fine art and I really do not know why it should be like that… Maybe one day when the automobile is 200 years old, they may look back and think 'hey hang on, this is an important part of history,' and it might then be accepted.”

Andrew Kitson



Andrew Kitson is an English painter and illustrator best known for his dynamic depictions of car racing events. His works capture the exhilarating speed and motion of professional racing, with cars depicted making sharp turns or zooming down the track with their wheels rotating at visible speed. Kitson's painting 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix exemplifies his style, employing techniques like blurring backgrounds and motion lines to convey the velocity of the vehicles.

Raised by a racing mechanic father in Cambridge, Kitson's early exposure to motorsports greatly influenced his artistic direction. After studying technical illustration in college and assisting racing teams on the track, Kitson turned his passion for cars into a successful career as an artist. His clientele includes iconic racing drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna, as well as prestigious car brands like Ferrari and Honda. Through his meticulous attention to detail and innovative techniques, Kitson has distinguished himself in the automotive art industry, capturing the essence of professional racing in his dynamic artworks.

Related Styles and Movements



  • Automotive Art


Highlights and Achievements



  • Kitson has created art for iconic racing drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna as well as car brands including Ferrari and Honda.

  • His 1990 limited edition print Alesi-Fast and Furious sold for $180 in March 2014 via the Scottsdale, Arizona auction house J Levine Auction and Appraisal.



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    • ANDREW KITSON (BRITISH, 1959-), ‘2001 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX’, signed a
      Jun. 24, 2016

      ANDREW KITSON (BRITISH, 1959-), ‘2001 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX’, signed a

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      ANDREW KITSON (BRITISH, 1959-), ‘2001 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX’, signed and dated ‘2001’, gouache on board, depicting Michael Schumacher acknowledging the crowd having taken victory from Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello at Sepang, 75 x 100cm, framed.

      Bonhams
    • ANDREW KITSON (BRITISH, 1959-), ‘2002 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX’, signed and
      Jun. 24, 2016

      ANDREW KITSON (BRITISH, 1959-), ‘2002 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX’, signed and

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      ANDREW KITSON (BRITISH, 1959-), ‘2002 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX’, signed and dated ‘2002’, gouache on board, depicting Michael Schumacher in the Ferrari, leading team-mate Rubens Barrichello, to clinch his 10th Grand Prix victory of the season, 75 x 100cm, framed.

      Bonhams
    • Andrew Kitson "Alesi-Fast & Furious" Lim Ed Print
      Mar. 27, 2014

      Andrew Kitson "Alesi-Fast & Furious" Lim Ed Print

      Est: $100 - $200

      A matted and framed behind glass print on paper depicting driver Jean Alexi at the US Grand Prix in Phoenix, 1990 who eventually took second place that day. Pencil signed by Andrew Kitson and numbered 274/550 lower right. This piece has not been signed by Jean Alesi. Image measures approximately 22.75" x 25.75" and frame 32.5" x 35.5". Total weight approximately 11 lbs.

      J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
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