Fred Otene, wairoa,hawkes bay. Member Since April 2013 Artist Statement I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s and have worked most of my working life around cars as a mechanic and a driver (british and american.) As a youngster I grew to love drawing cars and have followed that love of art and auto design to this day. I am now retired and therefore able to design, sketch and paint my chosen subject with renewed passion and I have come to know my subject and all its technical aspects very well. I do hand paintings (water colour) hand sketches, which are digitally painted. I have a comprehensive gallery, all available for down loading and/or prints etc through "IMAGEKIND"