NASCAR is the most colorful and vibrant racing series in the world, and Sam Bass, more than any one person, is responsible for providing that color. His paintings capture racings intensity, drama, and emotion. On a race weekend Sams influence is everywherefrom his designs for race cars and transporters to program covers and team uniforms.
Now Sam presents defining pieces from his career and shares behind-the-scenes stories of painting NASCARs biggest stars in this first retrospective of his work, published by David Bull Publishing. Packed full of insider information culled from Sams lifetime of involvement in the sport, first as a fan, then as a professional artist working with drivers and teams, The NASCAR Art of Sam Bass provides fans with a new look at some of the sport's most celebrated personalities. The book features 87 paintings and 33 close-up details of illustrations. Published for the first time are Sams career-launching portrait of Bobby Allison in 1981 and the Dale Earnhardt portrait in 1985, "Fresh Horses," that sparked a long and successful relationship with The Intimidator.
Sams unrivalled access to teams, drivers, and corporate clients gives fans an unmatched perspective on the people who shape the sport, as well as insights into his rapid pace of delivery and his challenge to make each new painting and design exciting, distinctive, and unique. Throughout the book fans will discover new stories and ways to enjoy NASCARs personalities as Sam commemorates them in vivid color.