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Horace Panter art: ex-Specials guitarist builds a fine body of work

Have you come across Horace Panter art? I recently discovered it and was mightily impressed.

Horace Panter art: autobiography of guitarist turned painter

Horace Panter art: autobiography © Pan 2008

After Coventry ska band The Specials disbanded, bass guitarist Horace Panter switched from playing music to teaching art. In the process, he built a formidable portfolio of art.

Although he rejoined The Specials when they re-formed in 2008, the bassist has continued to build an extensive body of work, including some vibrant studies of fellow musicians such as Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker. Horace Panter art has a distinctive style, with echoes of the Pop Art of Peter Blake.

Horace Panter’s art, including some affordable limited editions, is available through several galleries: for example, The White Room, with galleries in English spa towns Leamington and Bath, has a particularly attractive collection.

The ex-Specials’ own website is, of course the best place to explore Horace Panter’s art.