Local artist Dejavon Paynter has painted a portrayal of the Clearwater Beach race festivities that are scheduled for Labour Day weekend.
A spokesperson said, “Local artist Dejavon Paynter has put brush to canvas to create the first portrayal of Clearwater Beach race festivities scheduled for Labour Day weekend.
“Paynter was engaged by organisers of the Bermuda Charge road race to capture the colour and atmosphere surrounding the starting grid.”
Event Director David Cahill said, “We connected with Dejavon at our 2019 charity ride – he was on a heavily customised Suzuki Raider that was drawing a lot of attention for its intricate design. When we discovered that he was a gifted artist with a passion for motorcycles and the East End, we knew that he would get right to the heart of the event.
“Dejavon’s work is delivered with soul, his painting brings to view so much more personality than a computer-generated commercial rendering could.”
The spokesperson said, “Full of artists and artisans, the East End has transformed into one of Bermuda’s most creative art districts, with historic displays, Bermuda-inspired jewelry, galleries, and quaint eateries. Dejavon resides in St George and makes a short daily commute to work at his studio on Water Street, which sits above eco-friendly boutique Lacquered Lounge.”
Mr. Paynter said, “It was very satisfying to work on a project that is so authentic. Amid the pink sand and the longtails overhead, you’ll find subtle references to Crown & Anchor, and swizzle by the beach. The races will be launched by Gombeys rather than grid girls, so it was great to bring life to the canvas with their vivid colours.
“And if you look really closely, you’ll see I’ve made a personal appearance too.”
The spokesperson said, “Partnered with the BTA and Ignite Bermuda, the inaugural road race will be headlined by zero-emission superbikes to showcase the power of renewable energy. More details are available at bermudacharge.com.”
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