Horace Panter

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Horace’s influences are diverse, and range from the Pop Art paraphernalia of artists such as Peter Blake, Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana to the depictions of light in paintings by Edward Hopper and David Hockney. His ‘Americana’ series falls into the latter category; his reimagines the ubiquitous signs/diners in American cities as iconographic cultural symbols. Ultimately, he says that these works ‘are about painting light’.

Although most of his career has been defined by music (as the bass player in 'The Specials'), Horace graduated in 1975 with a degree in Fine Art from what was then called the ‘Lanchester Polytechnic’ in Coventry (now Coventry University). It was there that he first met Jerry Dammers and the concept of the punk/ska band materialised.

He has been exhibiting in the UK since 2009 and in 2015 took work to Los Angeles and New York for the first time. His original paintings and limited edition fine art prints are available through a hand-picked selection of galleries.

Horace's giant ‘cassette’ paintings fit into the Pop Art genre, with an emphasis on the cassette itself as an icon in terms of its place in musical and cultural history. This series started when he was commissioned to design a Christmas card for Teenage Cancer Trust. Having just found a box of old cassettes (including some old recording sessions by The Specials) he drew his first cassette with the title ‘Christmas Songs’. This particular card was a hit and sold out within weeks of its release.

In his ‘Icon’ series, Horace has included a number of portraits including one of Amy Winehouse, which was commissioned by The Amy Winehouse Foundation, and one of Billy Wright (Captain of Wolves FC and England in the 60’s who is only one of 8 footballers to have won more than 100 caps for the England team). This was auctioned by Club Wembley with proceeds donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
 
TDK HD-30
TDK HD-30
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Toshiba Demonstration
Toshiba Demonstration
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Watson C90
Watson C90
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Sanyo Red Dog
Sanyo Red Dog
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Opus UD
Opus UD
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Memorex 60
Memorex 60
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Agfa Super Color (SOLD)
Agfa Super Color (SOLD)
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Maxell C90
Maxell C90
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Sanyo C60
Sanyo C60
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Apple Computer Inc
Apple Computer Inc
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Decca C60
Decca C60
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Beua MK
Beua MK
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
BASF - Made In U.S.A
BASF - Made In U.S.A
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Axia - Hello
Axia - Hello
60 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Panel
BASF – Made in U.S.A. (large)
BASF – Made in U.S.A. (large)
122 x 91 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Walkman WM-22 (red & yellow)
Walkman WM-22 (red & yellow)
137 x 92 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Walkman WM-22 (red & blue)
Walkman WM-22 (red & blue)
90 x 60 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Pearl Paint
Pearl Paint
46 x 38 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Roxy Theatre
Roxy Theatre
35 x 30 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
V.I.P Records
V.I.P Records
36 x 43 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Bad Boy Bail Bonds
Bad Boy Bail Bonds
36 x 46 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Skycraper
Skycraper
26 x 26 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Lenox Lounge
Lenox Lounge
46 x 32 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Blue Front Cafe
Blue Front Cafe
91 x 61 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Lollipop Motel
Lollipop Motel
41 x 51 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Japanese Vending Machine No 4
Japanese Vending Machine No 4
46 x 67 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Russell Street, Newtown 1967
Russell Street, Newtown 1967
38 x 45 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel