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Olympic sailing, Ben Ainslie

Here is an amazing new painting for the web site, enjoy.

There is a fair chance a gallery will sell it this summer if it is not snapped up via my web site, make an offer we can’t refuse!  E mail info@nullfrickers.co.uk B_Ainslie_at_Sydney_d.jpg

Ben Ainslie with his Olympic Laser on his way to his first gold medal.  B_Ainslie_at_Sydney__detail_IMG_3068_1_d.jpg
Oils on canvas board: 30″ x 18″.
Included here are the competitors from Brazil, Australia, Greece, the U.S.A., France and Poland part of the Olympic Games Laser fleet at Sydney 2000
Thus a very rare painting for a collector.

This painting has a curious history having been started at the same time as it’s larger cousin “Going for Gold“.
Years ago I almost threw this then unfinished Ben Ainslie Olympic Games painting away when leaving my former home at Plymstock.
Coincidentally I had all the research material to hand s I decided to finish it; viola!
Given inspiration and good light it only took 4 hours to pull it together and there is a fair chance a gallery will sell it this summer if it is not snapped up via this web site.
Part of the proceeds will go to the British Olympic Association who kindly authorised this painting of Ben Ainslie.
I have also been asked to let the galleries have the working sketches one of which was noticed on this web site.
Ben Ainslie is Britain’s best know Olympic sailor having 4 gold’s to his credit only bettered by ‘The Great DanePaul Elvstrom‘s record set in the 1950’s.
Ben Ainslie may yet equal Elvstom’s record sailing at Weymouth in the  London Olympic Games.