Designer Joe Ponce at home in Malibu
Ferrari Pit Crew
This painting depicts a couple of mechanics prepping driver: Gerhard Berger's formula one car during the 1980's. I painted this with acrylic on 24"x36"tempered masonite with a gessoed veneer.
Le Man's racer
I painted this while at Art Center in Richard Pietruska's In visual Communication 6 class as a lesson in photo realism. I took this photograph in the pits at Laguna Seca before I painted with acrylic on 24"x36" illustration board.
This painting of a Porsche 962C Le Mans car was taken in the pits at the 1988 24 hours of Le Man. I painted with acrylic on canvas 14"x17".
1988 24 hours of Le Mans
This painting shows a manic pit stop during the 24 hours of Le Mans.I painted this with acrylic on 24"x36"tempered masonite with a gessoed veneer.
Benetton Formula One
This painting is an assemblage of formula one's "colors of Benetton". The car was that of Thierry Boutsen's B188 F1 car. I painted this with acrylic on canvas 14"x17".
Senna at Speed
An hommage to my favorite F1 pilot: Ayrton Senna. Guache on board. 13.5" x 19"
A canson drawing I created as a fantasy piece.
A colored pencil and marker study on Canson paper of Cosmic Girl.
Another drawing on Canson paper of a fantasy biomorphic space image.
A surreal paining on Arches board, this was my first paining using an airbrush with acrylic paint. This was created about the time I began studying at Art Center.
Madonna & Child
This small drawing was created during an art history class as a study for a modern interpretation of a madonna with child (Jesus) which I never created as my workload at Art Center prohibited.
Joe & Janny
This is a colored pencil drawing I did on vellum paper dipicting a self portrait of Janis & I during my studies art Art Center.
A pencil sketch from my early days at Venice High School. I've always been fascinated with surrealism and Picasso and Dali are a couple of painters that I related to. I think back and wanted to be a painter but I knew I couldn't survive doing that, so I went with music for some years and then discovered Industrial Design as I was always in love with automobiles from my earliest years. Try and find some hidden iconography in the piece (there's even a self portrait of me at that time).