Lance Grootboom is a Professional Automotive Artist born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1989.
Like most artists Lance started drawing from a very young age. He grew up in the northern suburbs of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His home town is known for its wind, beaches, Victorian landmarks and its friendly residents has earned the moniker, “The Friendly City".
Unfortunately, formal art education was prohibitively expensive where he grew up and as a result, his path to becoming a professional artist was by necessity self-taught. Crayons and crude pencil was traded for industry-standard graphite and pastels and those were eventually supplanted by premium grade acrylics on canvas.
As his skills matured and his technique became more precise, his art and his passion for cars converged, with this union ultimately becoming his profession.
He combine passion, attention to detail, high quality modern materials and techniques ranging from classical to cutting edge and experimental to create one-of-a-kind pieces unique to the vision of each commission.
While he has a penchant for greats like Claus Luthe, designer of the BMW E30 and Ferdinand Porsche, his design palette is broad and eclectic, with an appreciation for the classics and admiration for the modern aesthetic.