Southport Artist Rob Newbiggin Paintings at Aintree Race Course 6th December 2013 December 6th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Artist Rob Newbiggin Paintings at Aintree Race Course 6th December 2013 Today John Nolan theantiquesman (www.theantiquesman.com) was setting up his exhibition of Grand National related paintings and prints in the private box in Queen Mothers Stand at the World famous Aintree Race course. Tomorrow Saturday 7th December 2013 December is Betfred Becher Chase DaBecher Meeting with big prize-money. Saturday 7th December is also Betfred Becher Chase Day, an established Grand National trial in the racing calendar and just one of three Saturday racedays Aintree stages annually. This is also the final raceday in 2013 calendar before The Crabbie’s Grand National in April (2014) and is no doubt the major highlight in the Liverpool festive build-up, providing the perfect pre-Christmas social opportunity with friends, family or even work colleagues. With two races over the Grand National course on this day, the Betfred Becher Chase and the Betfred Grand Sefton Chase are likely to provide an early indication as to the entries for the showcase event itself, The Crabbie’s Grand National, when they open in January. Red Rum from a Southport persons point of view the most famous horse in the world. winning the National on 3 occasions. Here we see Southport’s Famous Antiques Dearer John Nolan with two Red Rum paintings. John Nolan is also knowin in the Antiques World as www.theantiquesman.com Painted by the famous and talented Rob Newbiggin. Theses painting have been featured by the BBC on their news program and featured by the BBC during painting at Dobbins in Southport were Rob had his studio at the time. The two paintings also have featured as the centre piece at the Southport Water Front Exhibitions which ran for 3 months http://www.otsnews.co.uk/artist-rob-newbiggin-proposed-red-rum-tribute/ The paintings that had art world aclaim were bought in 2009 for an undisclosed amount. At the time a world record for a Rob Newbiggin painting. http://www.otsnews.co.uk/rob-newbiggins-second-red-rum-painting/ Rob Newbiggin became famous first as a boxer and then as an artist. As you can see a very talented one. Specializing in painting pictures in oil on very large canvases. Theses paintings measure 8ft X 4ft each. Rob Newbiging shocked the art world when he publicly told the world he was born a woman. Being a boxer, having no boddy hair and and has a tattooed head gives the appearance of being very masculine and tough. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/boxer-rob-newbiggin-mercedes-sex-change-surgery-article-1.394616 from National news paper John Nolan theantiquesman also is exhibiting etchings/engravings and hand tinted prints from over 100 years ago in the Queen Mothers Stand engraved when the Grand National was run a little further north in Maghull. Two of the prints are signed by all the jockeys of the day in the 1880’s What a location for the paintings. http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/so…1022-23300134/ http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/so…1022-24278631/ John Nolan said this was the first time he had been in Aintree Race Course even though he had been born just around the corner in Bootle. He went on to say looking at the painting he felt they had all come home. Nolan thanked the management and the staff at Aintree for allowing him the opportunity to photograph his collection. Pictured below is Artist Rob Newbiggin Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!