“The Norman Rockwell of Harley-Davidson artists”. Charles Osgood, CBS Sunday Morning
David Uhl bought a motorcycle in 1988 and rode to Sturgis, South Dakota. That exposure to the biker lifestyle changed his life. Already an award winning illustrator with clients like FedEx, Coca-Cola and Time he entered the world of Harley-Davidson®. Ten years later he graduated from T-shirts to museum quality oil paintings. Harley-Davidson with nearly a century of history was the perfect match for Uhl’s new concept. He meticulously researches the motorcycles and the historical period associated with them for his paintings. Over a 100 paintings since he flew to Milwaukee to present A Change in the Weather to Harley-Davidson executives and he’s still got plenty of bikes…and women to paint.
“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit
There’s something special about pin-up art. They’re idealized images that are erotic without being graphic. A pin-up is a throwback to a simpler time when a bit of art could be a motivator and not just another X rated click. Arguably pin-ups objectify women but it’s just as true that it’s an art form embraced by modern women who feel empowered by Bad Girl Art. Rockabilly chic, Suicide Girls, Dita Von Teese; The pin-up is out there and alive in performances, photography, fashion music and tattoos