Lee Fearnley was born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire in 1969. Having studied at Batley College of Art, Lee Fearnley embarked on this career working for a greetings card company in their design studio. In 1995 he became a freelance artist an Illustrator, with many clients both in the UK and abroad, Fearnley’s work now hangs in private collections across the world. I have a deep love of painting figures and to be able to combine that with another passion of mine in sport, is extremely enjoyable, particularly in vintage scenes as they aren’t tainted with the modern day commercialism that most sports have today. The unprofessional naivety of vintage sport in not only visually more appealling to me, but it lends itself to a more stylised, humourous type of figure.'