As Stage 3 of the Tour de France grows ever nearer, the four star boutique Hotel Felix will be holding an exhibition of bicycle-themed art by local artist and keen cyclist, David Mitchell.
Already renowned for its contemporary and eclectic collection of art, including works by Mary Clare Cornwallis, Hugh Dunford Wood, Trevor Price and local glass and light artist Chris Wood, amongst others, David’s work creates visual movement in an abstract form which complements the existing collection.
The work on show at Hotel Felix represents some of his cycling-based work, including cycling portraits, landscapes and glass work, representing the countryside that David regularly cycles through.
His other speciality is sculpture and he has recently produced a set of 22 unique cycle sculptures celebrating the Tour de France. Le Péloton d’Art, a unique art project created by David in association with the Alliance Française in Cambridge represents individual elements of a large ‘péleton’ or group of cyclists. All of the sculptures are individually decorated and can be found in shops and businesses throughout Cambridge, including a large version which will be displayed in the Gallery at Hotel Felix.
After the big event, all of the individual sculptures will finally be brought together to form the péleton (date and venue still to be decided) before they are put on sale.
Said Shara Ross, General Manager at Hotel Felix “We are delighted and honoured to be able to take part in such an amazing project which not only highlights the importance of Cambridge as a cultural tourism destination, but it also cements its position as one of the country’s most prominent cities worthy of hosting one of the greatest and most iconic sporting events in the world.”