The Wow Factor: Classic Car Paintings by Ted McLaren

Perrysburg resident, Ted McLaren’s solo exhibit is composed of 21 large scale paintings featuring the signature elements of classic cars.  The exhibit runs now through June 15 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building.  Viewing hours are Monday- Friday, 8am-4:30pm

1957 Chevy grill1963 Galaxie, by Ted McLaren1957 Chevy fin by T. McLaren1936 Ford V-8

Mr McLaren’s beautifully rendered paintings capture more than just the sexy lines and design features of a bygone era of muscle cars. The shiny car finishes, reflections on chrome bumpers, as well as the complex design elements of the head and taillights  are skillfully painted in.  The combination of the car details and the impact of the large canvas sizes give the artwork an unforgettable unique originality… The Wow Factor!   The exhibit is appealing to “car buffs”  for obvious reasons but Mr McLaren’s technical skill and the painterly qualities of the artwork is appealing and regarded by “art buffs”  and artists as well.

The original paintings on display have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards and have been shown at Harrah’s National Car Museum, Las Vegas,  Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn Indiana, David Streets Gallery, Beverly Hills CA. The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI and many more national shows.

In addition to the auto art Ted McLaren paints other subject matter as well.  One of his paintings appears on the cover of the recently released book Missing (Emerson Moore Adventure) by Bob Adamov.  The author will be signing books at Way Library. A copy of the book will be on display at the Municipal Building.

For those who would like to enjoy the images of the auto art for the rest of the year there is a 2015 calendar available featuring twelve prints that were shown at the National Automobile Museum. All of the paintings in the Municipal Building exhibit are available for sale or can be purchased as a giclee print.  For more information about Ted McLaren visit or contact Main Art-ery at

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