Exquisite Airbrushing is located near Hobart,
and graphics at a budget price. Specialising in airbrushed helmets,
bikes, cars, trucks, vans and utes, portraits, landscapes and fantasy
makes you go WOW!!!!
Exquisite Airbrushing is owned and operated by world-renowned artist
03 62612995 Phone or email and ask me about time scales and prices
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Colour is the first thing you see.
If youíve been here before, youíll know
that Iím the sole person responsible for painting everything on this
There are lots of nice
everybody to look at, and they should all suit most ages. None of them
are too rude! Iíve been airbrushing since the mid 70ís on every
continent except Antarctica (any interest from there is welcome too!)
and my clients are any one that loves airbrushing, from any walk of
life, be they multinational corporations or private individuals. My
has been seen in art galleries, magazines, television, newspaper
articles, books, exhibitions and shows around the world. Iíve even
airbrushed live on the radio . . . twice!
The site has been going now for a little
over 8 years and Iím glad to say itís had a tremendous response. Thank
you everybody who has taken the time to look.
What I do, and donít do!
My time as an artist is very limited
(no, Iím not going to die just yet, I hope Ė itís just that my time is
very precious to me.) Youíre paying for me to do what Iím good at Ė
being an artist. So hereís the deal: I work on my own in a shed/studio.
I airbrush, lay on nice colours. I do landscapes and portraits, fantasy
and photo-realism. I donít do racism or graphic violence.
I operate a one stop service where I
prefer to do everything from prep work to clear, and everything between.
However if you are already working with a body shop, I am willing to
work in conjunction with them as well.
Iíll do signs, if
theyíre art-orientated as opposed to words/letters; they are all done
with airbrush, and paint, then sealed in 2 pak clear so they will not
fade. They look as good 10 years down the track as they did the day they
left my studio (see the ďothersĒ section). I donít use vinyl, computer
aided design, computer cutters, or plotters; itís just me, with a few
colours of paint, an airbrush and over 35 years of experience.
Iíve stopped doing the inside of
buildings, due to ventilation and paint pollution
However, I can do panels at my premises which I can directly apply to
any flat walls of any size. See the Others section. If you can get it in
the studio, which is large enough for a full size prime mover, or boat
on a trailer, I will paint it.
When presenting a vehicle to me, it must
be in fairly good condition , almost ready to paint.
Painting over dents does not hide them.
I donít fit
do accident or body repairs, rust removal, engine removals or take
factory stickers off sport bikes. All of this must be done before the
vehicle is presented to me. If itís a bike, I only need the parts
you want painted: eg, tanks, guards, fairings, frames. I will do small
repairs like car park dings and scuffs, as part of prep work.
Bodywork and removal of stickers
(decals) is $1000 an hour if you insist, and Iím crap at it, so Iíd
advise you to get somebody else to do it! Also see above.
All of my work is freehand. I prefer to
work in a realism style, which Iíve been doing since the mid 70ís, and
this style works well for me.
If you have something specific in mind,
please supply good quality reference material, either in person or via
the internet. This also applies for fine art and portraits. I personally
have quite a substantial photo library of images you can choose from,
which may help your situation.
Yes, anything I airbrush I can repair.
Yes, I send internationally.
Yes, Iím busy, but I can always fit you in. If you want to know when
I can fit you in, please contact me Ė donít ask your mate.
No, I donít do one colour re-sprays (ie, itís not a smash repair
Yes, I can help you if youíre undecided about a design.
Yes, it can be covered by insurance if you go to the right company.
No, sorry, Iím unable to offer employment or apprenticeships.
The best helmets to paint on are either white or black. Try to get a
single colour lid, and preferably not red, because that will
bleed through and not look nice. Please make sure they are in reasonable
condition and have an Australian Standards label stitched into the
lining. If I have to use bog to repair it then itís not safe to put on
your head. However if it has sentimental value to you and you would like
it for a show piece then Iím happy to help. Helmets can be done in any
design, either free hand airbrushed, hard edge graphics with pin line,
or a combination of both. Helmets cost between $14 and $22 to send
standard mail from anywhere in Australia, which I will refund from the
final bill. I will do any custom design on any helmet to match any race
wear, any vehicle being raced, or any design that youíve seen or have
come up with on your own. I like to give helmets at least 3 days to dry
before posting. Please consider this when ordering for deadlines
(birthdays, Christmas, race days, etc.) Payments for helmets can be made
in person at collection or via electronic bank transfer, for postal
I seem to be painting ever increasing numbers of custom bikes, which
I enjoy. Nothing looks better than a bike when all the paint matches,
which is why I do frames as well as tanks and guards. Prices for such
jobs start at $2250 Ė thatís all painting from priming bare metal to
killer clear on top. That would include frame, all brackets, swing arm,
bars, tank/s, oil tank, front and rear guard. All you have to do is get
them sand blasted or I can even have that contracted for you, and Iíll
even paint a helmet to match your bike free of charge. I do many
interstate bikes, which follow the same rules as helmets for payment and
shipping times. Tank and guard sets can be sent interstate by courier
for as little as $40.
Even though cars should be presented to me in a reasonable condition,
eg, body kits fitted, no dents or panel damage or rust, they donít have
to have an absolute mint paint job. That is, they donít have to
have been recently resprayed. Factory paint is a pretty good base
for any airbrushing. If youíre considering paying $4000 - $6000
for a colour change on your vehicle, this may be wasted money if itís
going to be airbrushed on top. A completely airbrushed car
finished in 2K including inside the doors would start at around $2500,
so that might be something for you to consider.
The mainstay of my business
is top end airbrushing, however I understand that some people that
commission airbrushing may not want, nor need a fully detailed show
winning design, nor have a mega budget, which is why one of the first
things I ask about are intended use, and price range you are looking at.
If you are after something just for you on your everyday driver or ride
that isnít loaded with detail, then it can be done at a cheaper price
than an award winning all singing all dancing fully detailed
counterpart. After all, I can get round a full size prime mover in 10
days from about $2700.
Payment for anything over
$1000 is half upfront and half at the end of the job. The prices are in
Australian dollars, and they go like this:
At the present, I still
charge AUD$ 44 an hour, but because Iím nice, I usually throw in a few
hours for free Ė but donít tell anybody. Material costs consist of the
Sanding, masking, primer, colour and clearcoat, and starts at:
Front of cars $160
Bikes, tanks, guards $150
Tailgates of utes $100
Whole cars $800
Tautliner rear doors $350 *
Cab over trucks $800 *
Bonneted trucks $1000 *
Bonneted trucks with sleeper $1200 *
PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES
Over the years Iíve done quite a few portraits and landscapes on
canvases, but as theyíre very personal items, theyíre therefore not
displayed without the ownersí consent, regardless of how famous they
are. There are some celebrity renditions scattered around the site;
prices for single person portraits start at $600 (900 x 600 mm canvas.)
Posting and handling to anywhere in Australia for that size is $45. I
need at least 4 weeks notice for a deadline on portraits and landscapes.
Again, good photographic references are essential.
Beware of people saying they can teach you to airbrush. Showing you a
few quick tricks for a couple of hundred dollars wonít get you far - an
airbrush is just a tool to apply paint. Half an hour with one in your
hand will tell you if you can do it or not, and if you want to put in a
couple of thousand hours practice after that, you might make it.
If youíre really interested Iíll give you a shot and quick chat free
My contact details:
If you would like to contact me you can do so at:
61+03 62 612995
I would love to hear from you if you have any comments, or work for
me, or just want to know anything about airbrushing.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my site.
A big thanks to Gary Alan for creating this website
Gallery Worldwide - Artwork in different styles and media
If youíd like to see more
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