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International Automotive Artist Heidi Mraz Makes UK Debut at Sotheby’s

in London with Royal Automobile Club Exhibition

Heidi Mraz exhibited works from her Art of Provenance and Petal to the Metal collections as part of the Royal Automobile Club’s 9th Annual Art of Motoring exhibition in partnership with RM Sotheby’s, October 31 – November 5


On the heels of a dazzling two-week art tour, the automotive documentarian and artist plans ahead for 2023 with a return to the Royal Automobile Club in February with the Guild of Motoring Artists

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Heidi Mraz standing next to her artwork at Sotheby’s Conduit Gallery as part of the Royal Automobile Club’s 2022 Art of Motoring exhibition. Photo Credit: Heidi Mraz Fine Art

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 Heidi Mraz pictured with a guest at the opening reception for Art of Motoring while sharing the story behind her artwork “Beneath the Surface: Bugatti of Lake Maggiore”. Photo Credit: Andrew Green

GREAT FALLS, VA. (November 16, 2022) – American Artist Heidi Mraz made her official UK debut as one of the leading automotive artists invited to participate in the 2022 Art of Motoring exhibition, hosted by the Royal Automobile Club. This year marked the first time the historic Club has partnered with RM Sotheby’s to move the exhibition from Pall Mall to Sotheby’s Conduit Gallery on New Bond Street.

Artists Heidi Mraz and Stefan Johansson pictured together at the Art of Motoring opening reception. Photo Credit: Heidi Mraz Fine Art

Heidi was also a featured artist the previous week at Sleeping with Art, an experiential, two-day event held at the breathtaking Hedsor House in the picturesque countryside of Buckinghamshire, west of London. The UK tour further underscores Heidi’s increasing acclaim as an important international artist and documentarian in the automotive world.

Artists and guests pictured at the Art of Motoring opening reception while Curator Andrew Marriott welcomes the crowd. Photo Credit: The Royal Automobile Club

“There is a wonderful energy in the UK for historic automobiles and this same enthusiasm is reflected by the increasing interest in automotive art,” said Heidi Mraz. “My time in the UK was an extraordinary experience on so many levels. As a guest of the Royal Automobile Club, I enjoyed its great fellowship and enthusiasm for all things automotive. I was honored to share my artwork and car stories overseas, and look forward to more collaborations with the British collector car and arts communities in the future.”

Heidi Mraz joyfully pictured in the driver’s seat of the 1903 Autocar she rode in just before the start of the 2022 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Photo Credit: Heidi Mraz Fine Art

The Art of Motoring exhibition, curated by Andrew Marriott and Rupert Whyte, kicked off the Royal Automobile Club’s London Motor Week. All of the artists were graciously welcomed by the Club’s esteemed Chairman Ben Cussons, its Motoring Committee Chairman Duncan Wiltshire and Head of Motoring Jeremy Vaughan. Honored by the exquisite English hospitality, Heidi was also a special guest throughout the week’s festivities and capped off her tour with a quick ride in a 1903 Autocar for the start of the 126th annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Heidi’s hosts were kind enough to drive her through the famous Wellington Arch just outside Hyde Park, before she caught her flight back to the US.

An overhead view of Heidi Mraz and her hosts driving the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in a 1903 Autocar as they approach the Wellington Arch at the edge of Hyde Park. Photo Credit: Heidi Mraz Fine Art

Looking ahead to the new year, Heidi will be a VIP Judge at the Motorcar Cavalcade Concours d’Elegance January 14-15 in Miami, Florida, and in February, select pieces of her artwork will return to the Royal Automobile Club with the Guild of Motoring Artists exhibition. Heidi’s additional 2023 exhibits and unveilings will be announced in the coming months.

About Heidi Mraz
Represented in both corporate and private collections, Heidi Mraz’s artwork is collected and exhibited internationally. Her clients include some of the world’s foremost automotive collectors, brands, and museums. In 2022, she unveiled “Move. Earth.”, a tribute to the modern-day version of Steve McQueen’s Baja Boot, and in 2021, she unveiled “Aerodynamics by Entomology” and “Shaped by the Wind” honoring Porsche’s 917 and 906, respectively. In 2019, she unveiled “Beneath the Surface: Bugatti of Lake Maggiore,” an automotive assemblage inspired by the Mullin Automotive Museum’s famed “Lady of the Lake” that had been submerged underwater for 75 years. A member of the Guild of Motoring Artists, Heidi is also an Artist Pro Tem for the prestigious Torpedo Factory Art Center in Virginia. She has been the official poster artist for Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in North Carolina and for the Art in Motion Concours in New York, and was commissioned to paint the winning cars of the Amelia Island and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Heidi is a consulting curator for The White Collection in San Francisco and has judged several major American concours. Currently in production, a feature-length documentary entitled “AUTOMOTIVE ARTIFACTS” chronicles the behind-the-scenes work of Heidi’s history-inspired assemblages. Heidi Mraz Fine Art is based in the artist’s hometown of Great Falls, Virginia.

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