About

Tim Hupkes Art is here to help you make every space radiate the true you! Whether it is about being bold, determined, trustworthy, introvert, spontaneous, deliberate, extravert, generous… You’d be surprised how much your classic car and animals can actually say about you!

You are you

…and you’re not afraid to show it! You are a fun loving, sophisticated individual. Unique. Now let’s make sure your art is too! You know who you are and what you want. You have an appreciation for classic cars (maybe a particular brand, even model). You like animals and colour. And luxury! Well, I have some good news. These classic cars fit the bill! Have a look around and if you have any questions or remarks, please let me know.

High class

These cars are not for the fainthearted. If you shy away from making a statement, you best not opt for these vintage cars! They combine luxury and playfulness. Sound impossible? Have a look around and see for yourself – this is the real deal! Each car is assiduously painted with digital oil paint. When it is finished, it is then printed on a sturdy canvas. I will then pour in some more heart and soul: I hand-embellish each piece to make sure every car, even within the Limited Editions, is personal. Last but not least I add a UV blocking, satin gloss varnish to the painting.

Animals

The Limited Edition classic cars have their own drivers and passengers. If you purchase a unique classic car, these can be any animals you like! It could be your pets, your star sign, totem animal or simply your favourite animals.

Collector’s items

Yes they are. There can be no doubt about this. The thing with classic cars is: you will always need one more. Luckily I am here to provide!

‘Cruisin’’ in the bedroom (bronze Ferrari GTS 365, 1969)

Who is this Tim Hupkes?

Although I’m a woman, my name is Tim. That’s the price you pay for having forward hippie parents who decide that names cannot have a gender! To ease their parents minds they did also give me two ‘typically female’ names but by then I’d got used to ‘Tim’.

As creatives do, I’ve always had the inclination to ‘do something’. Paint, write, draw, Sing (sorry everyone I grew up with), dance but no, I had a real vague sense of rhythm so that really wasn’t for me. At one point two things remains: the writing and the painting.

When I was young I was crazy about animals and that really hasn’t changed much. Strangely enough even though I grew up around cats, I used to never draw them. I’m making up for that now, as you can see: with the Delahaye, with the Alfa Romeo and of course with the Saab. That being said, did you know? Any animal can drive a car! Yep – that is the world I live in.

Reflection of the world

My paintings are a reflection of how I see the world. And with animals as my spokespersons, what can go wrong? Every car shows the emotions, strenghts, weaknesses and colourfulness you find in a person’s life.

Cars, cars & more cars

I have a thing for the beautifully designed bodies of older cars. Usually the cars I paint range between being built between 1930 and 1960. But! There are exceptions. There is also a Thomas Flyer 7 from 1909 in the making and I have been know to paint cars from the sixties (like a Mustang from 1965 and a Ferrari from 1969).

Tim Hupkes
Tim Hupkes in the great outdoors
Moment in Time in the hallway (Saab 92, 1950)
‘Moment in Time’ a 1950 Saab 92 in sync with its background
Cute Cars Blue Mustang, Northern Lights roadtrip & Bonze Crusin’ above a cupboard
Three Cute Cars in a row above a cupboard

Cover of free pdf ‘5 tips to enhance your living space’ (Classic Cars Go Everywhere)